FFWD – Savory Cheese And Herb Bread

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The real name of this recipe is “Savory Cheese And Chive Bread” and you can find it on page 34 of “Around My French Table” by Dorie Greenspan.  However I didn’t use chives.  What I did use was rosemary and thyme because that’s what I had on hand in my Kudos Kitchen and as Dorie states, “this is a recipe that begs for variation”. 

I have to laugh though because what we’re really calling it at my house is “Urban Cheese Bread”.  While I was taking my photos for this post, my son asked me what type bread it was and I replied “Herb and Cheese Bread”.  Guess I need to enunciate better because he heard me say, well…you get the gist. LOL.  Gotta’ love it!

This is a stunningly beautiful and amazingly simple quick bread.  It’s moist and tender yet still has a crumbly texture like no other.  Wow, talk about some wonderful nooks and crannies!!!  It’s packed full of  flavorful Gruyére cheese and then with the combination of the flavorful and earthy herbs, this is a bread that will impress and delight anyone who sits “Around My French Table”… here at my home in Illinois 🙂

I served this delicious bread alongside a “Creamy Artichoke Chicken Pasta” dish  (recipe coming soon) and we all savored each and every bite of our “Urban Cheese Bread”.  🙂 

Come again, won’t you.  I’ll always have room at the table for you in my Kudos Kitchen! Now… let’s eat!


  1. Yum! The smell of rosemary makes my mouth water. What an excellent choice! I must try it again with that…

  2. I'm drooling over that last photo! Wow. I just finished lunch, but I could seriously polish off a plate of that pasta and a few pieces of the bread, too! 🙂

  3. This bread begged to be served alongside something creamy, for sure!!! Very nice.

  4. I'm all for your Urban bread! It was a great week for FFwD.

  5. Urban Cheese Bread! How funny. I can't wait to see the recipe for that pasta. It looks great!

  6. Urban Bread. That's wonderful!

  7. Hilarious – urban cheese bread 🙂 Your photos are great. Totally agree that this one begs for variations. Nana and I were delighted it was such a simple week – always a welcome surprise 🙂

  8. I'm excited to try this in the next few days. Perfect dish to get me back in the kitchen (plus, I can make it sitting down!

  9. Love the rosemary and thyme substitutions! Your bread looks great! So, do your hamburgers above!

  10. Kids are so amazing! Urban bread is a great name for this thoroughly country recipe:) Myh girls loved it, and I did not get any leftovers for grilled cheese sandwiches I was determined to make. I added ham, and used thyme and rosemary, also, instead of chives (availability being the key phrase:)
    And I agree with you, this was a beautiful loaf of bread.

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