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Herbed-Tomato Cheese Bread

This rustic-looking loaf is so versatile. Thick slices are great with Sunday breakfast omelets, a salad lunch, a pasta dinner...or even as an appetizer for guests.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 loaf (12 slices)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon each dried basil, thyme and rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, cheeses, baking powder, baking soda and seasonings. In another bowl, whisk the egg, buttermilk, oil and tomato paste. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Transfer to a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 212 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 441mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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