Larry’s Jalapeño Cheese Bread — Part 4

This is Part 4 of a 4-part series on Larry’s Jalapeño Cheese Bread. Act III -- The Bread Are you ready? Before you make the bread, better yet, the night before, gather the cheese, jalapeños and sherry. You can substitute dry vermouth, but do not use cooking sherry (it contains salt which will interfere with the yeast). Sherry develops the flavor and heat in the jalapeños. … [Read more...]

How To Dehydrate Cheese

This is part 3 of a 4-part series on Larry’s Jalapeño Cheese Bread. Act II — The Cheese I grate my own, but then I'm retired and often bored. Probably easier just to get cheese already shredded. I tried shredding cheese in my trusty Cuisinart™, but with the mild cheddar I use, it didn't work out too well. I get my best results from my ancient Moulinex™ appliance which is so old it's model number is in Roman numerals. If I didn't have it, I'd probably buy (shudder) already grated … [Read more...]

How To Dehydrate Jalapeños

This is Part 2 of a 4-part series on Larry's Jalapeño Cheese Bread. Act I — The Jalapeño ¡Ay, caramba! ¡Ariba, ariba, andalay! You can get these in cans, but I like the food grade plastic bottles. Just dump the pequeñas jalapeños nacho in a strainer and wash them. ¡Caliente Caliente! Hot, hot! One or two jalapeños aren't too bad, but in large groups jalapeños can be dangerous. Seriously consider latex gloves. Under no circumstances rub your eyes! ¡Santo Toledo! … [Read more...]

Larry’s Jalapeño Cheese Bread For The Grill

Every Thursday afternoon (except on Superbowl Sunday), a group of very nice folks gathers together behind a local neighborhood pub, fire up a Weber™ grill, bring out their contributions, usually sausages, marinated meats, shrimp and other delights for the fire. I bring Jalapeño-cheese sourdough bread (and sometimes smoked-pepper sourdough). If I don't show up for a week or two, when I return, there are comments about how much they missed the bread. Not me, just the bread. … [Read more...]

Onion and Pepper Variations on Larry’s Sourdough

Remember Larry's sourdough bread method? In case you missed it, Larry, the Keep It Simple Engineer, has got sourdough bread making down to a science. He shared a four-part series showing how he does it. Larry mentioned in the introduction that he does a jalapeño-cheese variation, which I'm still waiting to see. (Hint-hint, Larry. :-) ) While we're waiting for that one, here are an onion version, and one with pepper. … [Read more...]