Enjoy this recipe from the kitchen of one of the world's most famous celebrity event planners, Bronson Van Wyck, and his partner, Andrew Fry.
Read it & eat…and bake like a famous person, The Lunch Belle
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Cheese Bread with Gruyere, Cheddar and Scallions
"We love this bread because it’s delicious enough to eat without butter. If there’s any left, save it for the next morning, and serve it under a poached egg," Andrew Fry & Bronson Van Wyck.
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
pinch of cayenne pepper
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1/3 cup whole milk, at room temperature
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 generous cup of grated gruyere
2.5 ounces white cheddar, cut into very small cubes
3/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter loaf pan.
Whisk flour, baking powder, salt and white pepper together in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl add eggs and whisk for one minute. Whisk in milk and olive oil.
Combine wet ingredients to the dry ingredients using a sturdy wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Do not overwork the dough – beating the dough too much will toughen the consistency of the bread.
Stir in cheeses and scallions. Turn the dough into the buttered loaf pan. Pat the top of the dough with the back of the spatula or spoon in the pan to even it out.
Bake for 35 – 45 minutes, or until the bread has become golden. Once baked, transfer the pan to a cooling rack, and let cool for five minutes or so. Run a knife along the edges to loosen the bread from the pan. Turn the loaf over to release it on to the rack. Invert and cool right side up.