Say Cheese — as in Cheesy Pepper Bread

This must be baking week for me.

Paul needed cookies the other day, so I made a batch of plain oatmeal cookies (no pictures, sorry!), and then I made us a spice cake but from a box – and it came out very good and light, with no frosting or anything on it (also no photos).

And today I found a recipe whilst reading my friend Maggie’s online journal wherein she gave a link to a quick bread recipe she had just tried, and it sounded so darn good, I had to try it for myself.

Mine just came out of the oven and is cooling on the counter now. Keeping watch is our fearless (albeit a little drooly) guard dog, Kip.


I altered the recipe (as did Maggie) from the original, so I will give MY recipe here:

Cheesy Pepper Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp sugar

1 T baking powder

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp ground red pepper flakes

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 cup milk (1%)

1/3 cup canola oil

1 large egg

1 whole green pepper, diced

1 cup green salad olives with pimentos, chopped

Preheat oven to 375F.

Spray an 8″x4″ loaf pan with baking spray.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, pepper & flakes, and cheeses. Toss together and make a well in the center.

In a separate bowl, combine milk, oil, and egg and whisk together. Pour mixture into flour well and stir/mix together lightly with a wooden spoon.

Add peppers and chopped olives and stir just until dry ingredients are all combined. The batter should be lumpy.

Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake for approximately 45 minutes until golden brown, or when knife/toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 10 minutes and turn out of pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.


The whole house smells divine right now! If you like the heat of jalapeno peppers, go ahead and use 3 of them seeded and diced instead of the red pepper flakes. We are not jalapeno pepper people here. I also added some Parmesan cheese rather than any extra salt.

So there you have it, my version of what I am calling “Cheesy Pepper Bread.”


I know what will be on our supper table tonight, along with the pork spare ribs I’m planning to cook!

Again, here is the original recipe gotten from the “Home is where the Holmans Are” web site:

Original Jalapeno Cheddar Bread Recipe

Thanks Maggie for introducing me to this great recipe, and Paul thanks you too… he looked quite interested in it as he passed through the kitchen just as it was coming out of the oven. I think I’ll like the addition of the green olives, too – we both love those in salads.



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9 Responses to Say Cheese — as in Cheesy Pepper Bread

  1. TopsyTurvy says:

    I love the sound of the olives and cheeses! Might have to try this.


  2. Bex says:

    Eric, even though the list of ingredients isn’t exactly short, this is still one of the easiest things to make ever… just throw it all together and stir..plop it in the pan and bake. Very very easy… I think even Paul could do this (however, cooking/baking is not on his bucket list at all in this lifetime!).

    We each had one piece of this with our steak supper last night and it was so good. Love the chunks of green pepper and olives inside… it was very hearty.


  3. Eric Mayer says:

    This looks good. I like jalapenos but, alas, they stopped liking me, or even making a pretext of getting along, years ago.

    I’m no cook. Looking at this makes me want to go open a tin of something to heat up.


  4. Bex, This looks yummy and a lot healthier than fudge! I am going to try this. Thanks for sharing. Love tested recipes!

    Oh, like the new header…very sweet.


  5. Irene Bean says:

    This looks delish! I will vicariously enjoy.


  6. Bex says:

    Sandy, I wish you lived closer too! We always have a chair for you at our table. xxxxx ooooo xxxxx


  7. sandy freel says:

    “YUM”…I wish I lived closer…I would be there for a bit or two


  8. Bex says:

    Maggie, we don’t have any chili sauce or salsa, and I have not had a bite of it yet. I don’t dare! It’s waiting for suppertime. But tomorrow, all bets are off! It may be my breakfast and/or lunch. Thank you again.

    And the olives was just all I had with some red bits in them. I was almost out of them but had just enough for this loaf. Oh, I need to put salad olives on the shopping list now.


  9. That looks fantastic Bex! The olives, you have just invented the PERFECT loaf for Attila, adding those olives is stroke of genius! My loaf lasted one day, it is all gone now.

    P.S. I ate mine with chili sauce, oh my, good! Attila had salsa with is.


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