Well, that was a cranky post. Not a good start for New Year’s Day, is it?
To make up for that, how about a good recipe:
Cheesy Poof (From Alton Brown’s I’m Just Here for More Food)
270 g all-purpose flour
10 g baking powder
9 g dry mustard (1.5 teaspoons)
100 g eggs (2 large eggs)
43 g vegetable oil (3 Tbs)
227 g milk (1 cup)
15 g granulated sugar
4 g kosher salt
227 g shredded cheddar cheese
Pre-heat the oven to 375 F (do your own Celsius conversion).
Mix together the flour, baking powder and mustard. Toss with the cheese.
Mix together the eggs, oil, milk, sugar, and salt.
Dump the wet stuff on top of the dry stuff, and mix “until the batter just comes together.” (I pretty much stirred it with a spatula until I didn’t see dry flour any more.)
Pour the batter into a loaf pan, and bake for 40 minutes. Remove from the pan, and let cool.
The result is a pretty good cheese bread sort of thing. What’s really good, though, is when you melt some butter in a pan over medium heat, and fry a slice of the bread in the butter for a couple of minutes on each side (it’ll look sort of like French toast). Mmmmm…. Cheesy, toasty bread…