Remember a few days ago, I showed you my french onion soup recipe? Remember I mentioned that I also made a really nice bread to go with it? Well, there it is – Cheese, herbs and garlic bread… It may sound just like another way of making garlic bread with cheese, but it’s actually bread made from scratch flavoured with cheese, herbs and garlic. Sounds nice, no? Well I can guarantee you that it tastes as good as it sounds 🙂
Although I don’t come from a family of cooks, bread was something we always made ourselves. Since I can remember, we always had a wood burning oven. When I was a kid, I remember my grandmother’s old cast iron cooker/oven which was used for all those traditional recipes and also for making bread. Then there was a big renovation of our property’s grounds and a brick wood burning oven was built together with a really nice brick barbecue. It was just what was missing 🙂 I remember my mother making the sourdough in the evening. Then early early in the morning my grandmother and later my dad or uncle would prepare the bread dough. It was a proper family affair. And the end result was this lovely crispy bread that smelt so good that we just wanted to dig into it straight out of the oven. But it was too hot and we would get stomach pains (according to my grandma).
I have tried to make bread at home but I can’t get anywhere near what I’m want to achieve. I guess my expectations are high 🙂 So I’m always on the look out for bread recipes that are easy and don’t involve sourdough. I still believe that’s the secret of great bread and I can’t really reproduce the one from my mum. So this cheese, herbs and garlic bread was my latest attempt. And I have to say: I’m happy with it. Tasty and crispy, just like I want my bread to be!