Wednesday, October 1, 2008

September's Cheesy Results

September’s Cheese of the Month Results

Asiago was the cheese of September. I was very excited to find some fellow cheese heads who were interested in joining in my quest of deliciousness. However, I think I chose a cheese that too hard to find, so only one gal was able to participate this month. So without further ado here is the one lovely but lonely gal who joined me with her recipe:

made a delicious Satsumaimo (Japanese) Sweet Potato with Asiago Cheese. Its an unusal twist on the old Potato Gratin. The pairing of sweet and the sharpness of the cheese was an excellent idea. You can get the recipe and read about her discovery here:
I love trying new things, so I think this is one that I will definitely try for long as I can find the Satsumaimo. My family loves unusal foods like that. :-)

And finally, it is my turn…

I had a ton of recipes that I wanted to try but I came across one that required the use of a bread machine. I got a bread machine for Christmas last year and haven’t used it much this month. Mainly because I had no way of making smaller slices, until I came across an electric knife at our local thrift stores. I love thrift stores. I do a lot of shopping there. You never know what you are going to find. So, anyways I found this recipe that use both Asiago cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, which I had a jar of. I stole it from my dad and wasn’t sure what to do with it. My dad’s basement is another one of my favorite shopping places. He is always buying the neatest things. If you have to buy a jar yourself, you can get it CHEAP at surplus stores, Ollies, or Big Lots. If you buy a jar at a “regular” grocery store they are $8!!! My dad only paid 0.50 cents for his jar.

After reading the recipe and the comments that people made, I decided to combine all of their comments and tweak this recipe. This is by far the BEST bread recipe that I have EVER had. It has got a nice kick to it too and my daughter couldn’t get enough of it. My friend Moriah came over and she couldn't stop eating it!!!

(The yeast was old, so the first loaf didn't rise but the second was much better and so yummy)

I give this recipe 5 out of 5 Smiling Cheeses.

And now here is my recipe submission:

Sun-Dried Tomato and Asiago Cheese Bread

1 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons instant powdered milk
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups bread flour
½ Jar Sun-Dried Tomatoes, drained and diced
1 cup grated Asiago cheese
½ cup grated Romano Cheese
1 tablespoon Tuscany Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 ¼ teaspoon active dry yeast

Place all ingredients into bread machine in order given.
Bake according to bread machine directions. Set crust to light.

The original recipe can be found here:
…but I think you find that mine is better. J


friedwontons4u said...

Yum! Yum! Yum! Now that's an interesting recipe for the challenge. Too bad I don't have a bread machine, but that sounds great.

Adventures in Gluttony said...

Thanks! It was really good. If you like bread alot, then a bread machine is a good investment. My dad got mine at some type of surplus store for $15 and the eletric knife was at the thrift store for $2. It saves us a ton of money on bread each week!