Rosemary 'n Black Pepper Quick Bread (No Machine) That Makes Amaaaaaazing Bruschetta!

Nom! Nom! And here's the recipe, cuz...

First things first I'm going to give you the recipe for the quick bread because it stands alone as delicious, moist, cakey bread that makes great toast or would sop up soup in a heavenly fashion or you can just sit there at the pan and eat handfuls of it like I did. I was inspired to make Rosemary & Black Pepper bread by Whitney (aka Waddlebug) from The (Un)Balancing Act of Motherhood; she has a recipe on her blog for a bread machine loaf that I was (sigh) unable to attempt because I lack the key appliance! Whitney is a cool chick and she's a great source for gluten and dairy free recipes!

Rosemary & Black Pepper Quick Bread Recipe:

This is a modified recipe, based on Joy of Cooking's "Mediterranean Olive Bread" ...

- Preheat oven to 350'
- Grease a loaf pan
- Get all of the following measured and ready cause you're gonna stir em all together at once:

2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
(or use brown rice flour for gluten-free, that's what I did)
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp dried rosemary or 3 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp ground black pepper plus a pinch
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup olive oil

- Stir it up!
- Dump batter into the loaf pan and spread evenly
- Bake for 40 to 45 minutes (or until a fork inserted into the center comes out clean)
- Let cool for a couple of minutes and then transfer to a plate (should pop right out if you run a butter knife around the edge)
- Try not to eat the whole loaf in one sitting!

Getting Bruschetta Freaky Deaky:

This bread made the freakiest deakiest bruschetta I've ever had. For reals. The bread melts in your mouth and the rosemary and black pepper just tasted phenomenal with the mozzarella and basil!




Kari @ Mommy's Fabulous Finds said...

this looks good!

I am a new follower from the blog hop!

Hope you can stop by and visit my blog, I have some great givaways going on.

Have a great day!


luv2beanana said...

Hey Linz, looks yummy! I have a bread maker if you want it? You of course would be in charge of the bread for every major holiday get together.

OT and ET said...

Thanks Kari! My SIL is "Kari W" too, haha! I'm off to visit your blog now :)

Nita :))))) No way! That's way too much pressure! But I will add this bread to my holiday repertoire! I can be in charge of mac n cheese, green bean casserole, and rosemary pepper bread from now on! We'll all grow enormous, but it'll be worth it! <3