A New Giveaway and a New Bread Recipe

The winner of last week's giveaway is: Fairie Moon Creations! I will ship it out on Monday!

This week's giveaway is for a basket of international treats. Lots of Italian goodies like amaretto biscuits, nougats, Italian nut brittle. It includes a packet of French hot chocolate and some gourmet American candies. To enter, leave a comment on this post. If you are not already a follower, sign on to follow. The winner will be picked next Saturday!


December 11th! 14 more days until Christmas!



I made the sourdough no-knead bread again but did a different variation this time. For the recipe go to my sidebar and click on no-knead sourdough bread recipe.






After it rises for several days it starts to look pretty scary.




This time I decided to try a cheddar/jalapeno loaf. I don't like things which are too spicy so I used these jalapenos. If you have never tried this product I highly recommend that you do. As you can see on the label these peppers are 'tamed'. They are pickled too and have a great flavor. They are wonderful served on a cheese tray.


For the last rising I added cubes of cheddar. I used a mild cheddar.


I drained the peppers then chopped them.


And added them to the bowl.


I added an additional 1/4 cup of flour.


I let it rise in two bowls since I doubled the recipe for a large loaf.


The bowl is preheated until the oven reaches 450 degrees, then it is sprayed with cooking spray and the dough is dumped into it. It is covered and placed back in the oven.


After 45 minutes the cover is removed and the bread is rolled out onto a pizza stone or oven rack.


The bread bakes another 30 minutes and then is placed on a wire rack to cool.

This would be a really good bread to serve with the chili recipe I posted recently.



Comments

Jenny said…
I love all your wonderful ideas and I absolutely cannot wait to try your no-knead sourdough recipes! I'm going to try a bacon and smoked gouda variety!

And what a cute giveaway! I'll be crossing my fingers.

<3 Jenny
Autumnforest said…
Yummers! I wanted to do a bread with a hot meal on Xmas Eve and wanted to add something southwestern but I'm sick of chili cheese cornbread. Yahoo! Thanks for the recipe.
Cheryll said…
Thank you so much for sharing your bread recipes. I'm going to try the original for Christmas dinner.
Cheryll said…
PS...I read your blog every day.
Scrap Vamp said…
You've made me so hungry! That cheddar-jalapeno loaf looks delicious!
Amy said…
That bread does look really good!
Ann said…
oh my that bread looks incredible. I think I could sit down and eat a whole loaf of it :)
This bread and your budget 5-star dinner both look fabulous! Thank you!
Kimberly said…
Black bean soup is on our menu for this month, your jalapeno cheese bread will go perfectly!! Yummmm, I can hardly wait!! Now, what to have for dessert???? Happy Holidays!!!
Millie said…
I love the idea of the cheese and jalapeno bread. It looks delicious.
Netty said…
wow it looks scrummy. Annette x
ana_didi said…
Hi Joyce,
I come here but I do not comment. I'm hungry and I will raid the refrigerator :)
But I like to spend here at the risk of gaining weight.
Kisses for you and for Teddy
Janet said…
Hmmm I am not a jalapano fan but the bread does look yummy. As for the gift basket...oh wow! I don't know how you can afford to do this so often but it is very kind of you. Thanks

janet
The fabulous recipes just keep on coming to us, from you.

Thank you.

I will give this a whirl when I make chili tomorrow. It is supposed to rain and turn cold, well, cold for us Florida people.

xoxo to "Teddy Christmas Fluffs".
OOh I like the basket the giveaway is in...

See I think jalapano in cheese sour dough bred would be awesome. I'm a huge spicy heat eater. :)
Sharon Lovejoy said…
Ok, I'll try the "tamed" jalapenos, I love them for the description alone.

I can't keep up with you!

Love,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island
First of all, congratulations to Fairie Moon Creations!

I like to experiment when baking or cooking food, but I would never even have been thinking of putting jalapeno in a bread :-) But why not! I do like jalapenos so this I must try one day!

Have a great day now!
Christer.
petoskystone said…
such luscious results from scary looking dough ;)
petoskystone said…
such luscious results from scary looking dough ;)
Carapace said…
That sourdough bubbling away makes baking look like the magic it is!

But I must politely decline the conceptual offer of canned heatless jalapenos! Canned jalapenos are such sad things anyway, next to their snappy, crisp, fresh cousins- you should try growing some some time, it's really very easy!

That gift basket looks much more appealing than canned peppers! But nowhere near as nice as homemade sourdough, I suspect..! Still, count me in!:D

carapacenator(at)gmail.com
TMCPhoto said…
that looks soo good, I bet it's the perfect match for a thick and hearty chili
Lois said…
Yum. Bread is so comforting this time of year. we are still waiting for winter here, a little snow would be nice. I'm trying your pulled beef tomorrow hoping it will work well in the slow cooker! Lois
Sharon said…
Oooh ....I have to make this bread! It looks delicious (well, all except for the scary dough part LOL)
There are no words to describe this Sour Dough Bread. I can not keep it made fast enough. You will come up with so many flavor combinations on your own you will amaze yourself. In 1 hour I will be stirring something into my 6th loaf. I just can't decide. The cheddar jalepano is wonderful. Maybe I'll just make one with rosemary only. Too many choices!
Toodie said…
Thankyou for sharing this recipe and what an awesome giveaway too.
I never done the starter thing. I jist may give it ah try.
Pallas Renatus said…
I'm with Jenny on this one; this recipe would be even more delicious with some added bacon. But then, what isn't? =)
Pricilla said…
Mmmm, candies.

It does rather look like the blob!
heh
Lois said…
Where oh where in T.O. did you live? Oh I hope we get some snow soon. Nothing sadder than a green Christmas. Except for a rainy Christmas. I've heard tomorrow we're getting snow too ~ husband picked me up a couple of pot roasts, wish me luck!
Heather said…
Oh, what an amazing and delish giveaway! I just found your blog, a friend sent me a link to you :) your breads look like heaven, I need to get baking!~ I'm a follower here too, hurray!~
TheBlakkDuchess said…
Your nommy looking/sounding breads are another reason I need a dutch oven... ^-^

Cheddar jalapeno bread sounds soooooo good! I bet it would go great with that chili from the other day... ^-^

xoxo
Thmini2 said…
It looks great! Not sure about hot peppers though. Your recipes always look so tempting.
That is a cool basket!
Dirgesinger said…
Yeah this was what came rght into my mind to, the blob, but the recipe is awesome and the end-prduct must be also:):)
SpiritWings said…
Ooooo... that bread looks yummy!!! And everyone here has so many good idea's on what else to put in the bread. Must give it a try tomarrow. =]

This weeks giveaway looks awesome. (it brings back wonderful memories of the time I visited Italy.)

Blessings to y'all
Mariah said…
Wow, what a delicious looking bread!!! Thank you for another divine opportunity to win a give-away!! Happy Holidays!!
Merry Christmas! Great bread!
I am a follower of your blog as well!!
Rosemary said…
I thought your first sourdough bread looked delish but this one even better. Never knew about the tames peppers. Will have to try them if I can find them in Canada.
Haven't done [even 'quick'] real bread in ages. But I love the look of it, when it gets scary looking. -giggles-

It's been so long, I probably forgot the correct term, but I think... With one of those "Forever" Friendship Breads, the can-get-scary part is called "the Mother."

Gentle Winter hugs...
Lois said…
How wonderful that you enjoyed living in Canada. Makes me proud, for some silly reason. We lived in Mississauga for 3 years in our first house 1995-8. The labyrinth has only been there for a few years, I think. They are popping up everywhere it seems!
Ronda Kisner said…
I am a follower of the blog.
GardenGeek said…
I wandered in from another blog and am absolutely speechless at your puppy, your garden, your cooking, your spirit, your house. Thanks so much for posting all this!
Emily N. said…
The basket of international treats sounds awesome!
Sparkless said…
That bread looks yummy! Put my name in for the draw.
audrey said…
Ohhhhhh... this basket of good stuff sounds wonderful. Please enter me for a chance on it.
I love sourdough bread. Your recipe sounds delicious. I admire your outstanding abilities in the kitchen.
♥ audrey
Texan said…
After seeing your bread, I made a loaf of the no knead bread, just a plain loaf. It was excellent! I have another loaf that will be ready to bake this afternoon! Thanks
nightowl said…
This is such a nice assortment of prizes.
Thanks for the giveaway.
winit6 at hotmail dot com
Amanda said…
i love the jalepenos in this recipe, it must add a little zing! I'd love to be entered into your drawing, thanks :)
Dee said…
I am new to your blog but am delighted with my find. I got your address from Beverly's Back Porch which is another excellent blog. The ham looks awesome!
first congrats to Theresa at Fairie Moon... she will love it and is so deserving....

The bread looks so good... cheese and jalepenos... how could it go wrong... I received an order recently with a bunch of goodies from Spain... simply wonderful... good luck to all ... (even me)
I'm going to try your bread for Christmas. You make it look so easy. We shall see. :)

Please enter me in the contest.
Max's Mommy said…
That bread looks SO good.

I also like the pics of your advent house. It's so neat.

Thanks for the chance.
Marilyn said…
The bread looks fabulous. Would be excellent with most any soup or stew.
dosfishes said…
Wow, what a great giveaway. I bet the bread is so good and would warm us all up on this frigid day (1F) here in the northeast. xox Corrine
Sugar said…
ooooh that basket looks fabulous! I would love to be entered.. and I am soooo copying all these awesome recipes!
Texan said…
yep would like to be in on the give away drawing :O)... Italian goodies, my Italian DH would love that and me too!
Birgit said…
Oh, I am delighted that Theresa won the goodies!!! Do you remember me rooting for her last week? And now I see that she actually won -- that's SO cool! :) :) :) In fact, it feels as if I had won, too. :) Theresa is such a sweet person (just like you!), so it's wonderful to see that she gets some treats from you. :)

Well, I guess the new treats would also cost a fortune to be sent to Germany, so this week I would like to raise the odds of someone else again. If my name comes up, could you please send the goodies to Carapace? I had won a prize from her during the One World One Heart event, and she made something special for me, so she certainly deserves a few treats herself.

By the way, I just had a look at all your recent posts and I am so impressed with everything. I am lacking time to comment on everything, but please rest assured that each and every post is appreciated. And -- your Christmas tree is a dream. I love it, love it, love it. Thanks for decorating such a beautiful tree and for showing it on your blog. Thanks also for all the recipes and yummy food photos and for your generosity in general.

Hugs,
Birgit