Salami, Almond and Dried Cranberry Bread

salami bread form side
Cheese, it’s what’s for dinner, or lunch, or breakfast, or really at any time of day for any occasion and is always acceptable as a meal in itself. But what to serve with cheese, that is the question. Tia nobler to choose crackers or bread? To include nuts and dried fruit? What about adding some sliced cured pork products with a salty fattiness?

salamialmondsThe brilliance of this bread is that it combines all of the cheese plate into one slice of heaven that is the perfect plate for any cheese.

salami bread batterSeattle nights, and days, are starting to get rainier and darker. The days shorter and the nights longer. Although there is never a reason or season when a good cheese plate is not the answer, this bread makes for the perfect pairing for wine cheese and rainy nights.

salami bread from aboveSalami, Almond and Dried Cranberry Bread
Inspired by Rachel Khoo

2 cups of flour
4 ounces of dried cranberries
5 ounces of diced salami
3 ounces of almonds, roughly chopped
2 teaspoons of baking powder
4 eggs
2/3 cup of olive oil
1/2 cup of milk
1/3 cup of plain yogurt
1 teaspoon salt
Pinch freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, mix together the flour, cranberries, almonds and baking powder.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs until fluffy. Then gradually whisk in the oil, milk and yogurt. Add the salt and black pepper. Fold the flour mixture into the whisked eggs. Try not to over-beat as this will make the end result tough (it’s better to under-mix). Pour the batter into the greased bread pan.

Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the breadcomes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Leave to cool in the pan.

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