A simple quick bread with great flavor. - apartmentcooker —Erin McDowell
Test Kitchen Notes
Apartmentcooker’s savory quick bread boasts some deliciously robust flavors—lots of briny olives, a generous amount of lemon zest, and a healthy dose of black pepper, which gives the bread a subtle heat. I really liked the bread as is but for those with more timid palates, I suggest using a milder olive (I used Kalamata and Nicoise olives) and decreasing the amount of pepper. The bread emerges from the oven moist and with a tender crumb. It comes together quickly, and no fancy equipment—not even a mixer—is required. We enjoyed slices as an afternoon snack and toasted, with a schmear of cream cheese, for breakfast. —cookinginvictoria
all purpose flour
fresh chopped thyme
cup olives (kalamata work well), roughly chopped
goat cheese, crumbled
In This Recipe
In a medium bowl, whisk the milk, olive oil, and egg to combine.
Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, zest, and thyme together until combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just to combine.
Gently fold in the olives and goat cheese until fully incorporated. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan.
Bake in a 350 degree oven until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30-40 minutes.
I always carry three kinds of hot sauce in my purse. I have a soft spot for making people their favorite dessert, especially if it's pie. My first cookbook, The Fearless Baker, is out on October 24, 2017.