Fresh baked bread is the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of homemade soup, stew or chili. Sometimes, though, there is just not enough time to make bread at home. Using yeast, and the dough rise, can take a while. So, this ‘no-yeast’ bread recipe is the perfect solution for a time crunched day. Baking soda is used instead and the bread rises just fine. Fresh parsley, mozzarella and Parmesan go really well together in this bread and give it a nice Italian flavor.
Italian Cheese and Parsley Bread
- 3 cups (15 ounces) all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk (I use 2%)
- 3 tablespoons butter , melted
- 1 large egg lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup sour cream
- 1 cup grated mozzarella or Italian cheese blend
- 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley minced
- Preheat oven to 375F
- Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt..
- In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, melted butter, egg and sour cream until the egg is lightly beaten into the milk.
- Pour the wet mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and use a wooden spoon to combine. Do not over mix. Stir just until the dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet mixture.
- Gently stir in the cheeses and parsley.
- Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.