Ham and Cheese Quick Bread
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchens
From Food Network Kitchens
This savory loaf is delicious served slightly warm, or toasted the next day and lightly buttered or topped with egg salad for a festive[ lunch or snack.]
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1/4 teaspoons dry mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Pinch cayenne pepper
- 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 3 eggs
- One 6-ounce piece deli ham, finely chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)
- 1 cup shredded gruyere cheese, lightly packed (about 3 ounces)
- 1/2 cup finely diced (about 1/4-inch) havarti or gruyere cheese (about 2 ounces)
- 2 scallions, chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9-by-5-by-3-inch metal loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard, kosher salt and cayenne until combined. In a large bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup milk, the oil, 1 tablespoon honey and the eggs until smooth. Stir in the dry ingredients until just combined. Then fold in the ham, 3/4 cup shredded cheese, the diced cheese and scallions.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle the top with the remaining 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Bake until well risen, golden brown and a skewer or cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.
Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small microwave-safe bowl, stir together the remaining 1 tablespoon each honey and milk and the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard until smooth. Heat in the microwave until hot and bubbling, 20 to 30 seconds. Turn the loaf onto a wire rack and generously brush with the warm glaze. Cool completely.
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