Friday, April 22, 2011

Bloomin' Parmesan Bread And Cheese Biscuits!

Today's post includes a recipe for one of our favorite ways of using up the bread we bake each week. You may use a round loaf of any bread of your choosing. We've used our whole wheat, sourdough....any kind is fine. We've even used a regular shaped loaf of bread, but the round loaf makes a beautiful presentation.

~Bloomin" Parmesan Bread~

1 round loaf of cooked bread which hasn't been sliced
1 cup shredded cheese of any kind
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup melted butter
spices~optional~we like Italian seasoning or dill
Chopped chives or green onions, optional

This is what it looks like when it comes out of the oven !
Cut a cross and then continue cutting lengthwise and widthwise until it looks like a blooming onion. Be careful not to cut all the way through the bread to the bottom.
This is how it looks as you're cutting each way:)

Now use your fingers to hold the bread apart and stuff it with the cheese of your choice.
Mix butter, parmesan, and spices and pour over all. Wrap in foil and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Enjoy !!!
This makes a wonderful presentation for company or Sunday dinner. You can bake or purchase your bread a day or two before, stuff the morning you intend to serve, and cook right before dinner or company arrives.
Here's another recipe for a favorite one of my daughters likes to make on her day to cook. She usually serves Cheese Biscuits with a pasta meal, but they are very good with breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

~Cheese Biscuits~

4 cups whole wheat flour or your choice of flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt or powder
1/2 teaspoon spice of your choice, optional (we like dill or Italian)
2 cups shredded sharp cheese or your preference
1/2 Parmesan
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2/3 cup olive or coconut oil

Combine all dry ingredients. Add buttermilk and oil. Drop by spoonfuls 2 inch apart onto greased baking sheet. Sometimes she shapes them like biscuits, and sometimes she just puts them on the pan like drop biscuits. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes. Yum!

I wanted to mention something about making a wheat purchase. I mentioned in a previous post that we purchase wheat with a group of friends directly from Wheat Montana. I've heard that some people in some states are finding wheat in Walmart and places like Costco. That would be wonderful to look into. I plan to ask my local Sam's and Costco about the possibility of them carrying wheat. Others have mentioned ordering from Walton's and Honeyville?? Not sure I got the name right. Anyway, there might be a number of possibilities. I'd love to hear from you if you have a source you've been pleased with. A commenter also asked whether or not we ever make sourdough bread. We do, and I hope to post other recipes soon. One of my daughters in particular takes care of a starter, and she almost always makes sourdough when it is her turn to cook. I tend to revert back to my original recipe 'cause I can almost make it in my sleep, and it's so hard to learn new ways:)

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'd love to hear about your tried and true favorite recipes. Blessings to all.:)

Sherry

P.S. We most recently had the Bloomin' Parmesan Bread with Sugar Pie Farmhouse's recipe for Spaghetti Pie. It is cooked in a cast iron skillet, and we have one that is so large it will hardly allow for the oven door being shut. Her recipe is INCREDIBLE !! Gotta try it!
This post is being linked to http://www.deborahjeansdandelionhouse.blogspot.com, and Verde Farm.
Raising Homemakers

20 comments:

  1. Oh those both look so good. I can't wait to give them a try. I am always looking for great new recipes using fresh flour. I love seeing pictures of y'all working and pictures inside your house.

    We buy our 50 lbs of wheat, same brand as you, evaporated cane juice crystals, and some other bulk things from a local seventh day adventist store. http://ponderyourpath.blogspot.com/2010/09/wildwood-country-store.html We are quite pleased with it. We used to order from the Bread Beckers but it's cheaper locally plus no shipping or delivery fees. : ) Did I read that other post right that said you order 5000 lbs??

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  2. Hi Emily,

    Thanks for leaving a comment:)

    I order with a group of people and we have to have a minimum of 5000 #'s in order to get the truck to deliver to us at a good price. But I don't get the whole 5000 #'s myself!!!Thanks so much for sharing your source. I'll have to look them up on their website:)

    Blessings,

    Sherry

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  3. What a great bread recipe! I bet that is wonderful with soup for supper. I may just try that tonight... hmmmm...

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  4. Wow! I am so excited to try these recipes! The breads look absolutely delicious:).

    Thanks for your sweet comment, Sherry...you are totally welcome to use any of my ideas! The little CD envelopes would make wonderful gifts for your daughter's piano students! How special:).

    Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!

    Many blessings,

    Julia

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I like your blog. The food looks wonderful! As you can see by our Percherons in my avatar, I am your newest follower. Come over and follow me when you get a chance and we can continue to enjoy visiting each other and sharing our farm lives.
    Have a blessed Easter.
    Patrice
    www.everydayruralty.com

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  6. Thank you so much for visiting my blog so that I may find yours. Your recipes and pics look wonderful! I am so interested and amazed at how you raise your large family....how awesome! I so look forward to following your blog!
    A blessed Easter to you all!

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  7. That bread looks AMAZING! I will have to try it very soon...

    I might bring this Easter Sunday to my Aunt's... O yum!

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  8. Two excellent recipes! Can't wait to try that first one!

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  9. ohhh it looks yummy!!!

    have a wonderful Easter and yes i found you true Verde Farm!!!
    Leontien

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  10. The Bloomin' Parmesan recipe is genius! No more wasted bread! I love you!!! ;)

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  11. The bread looks just delicious! I've got to put my bread hat on and begin trying some of these recipes!
    thanks so much for sharing them with us on the Friday farmgirl/ff hop!
    Deb

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  12. Quick question, again. : ) What is the website where you sell the mixers and the home stuff?

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  13. Hi Emily!

    Our website will be linked to this one, and it is called http://www.abakers-dozen.com/ We have been selling Bosch for a while but just by word-of-mouth to friends. Not a whole lot. We're just now getting around to getting a website up, and it is almost done. If you were to go there you couldn't order yet:( Sorry! Should be ready by next weekend, Lord willing! Very kind of you to ask, and I appreciate your sweet post. Hope you've had a very blessed weekend thus far:)

    Blessings,

    Sherry

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  14. Hi.. Thank you so much for the wonderful recipes:-) I can't wait to try them.. I also love the pan you placed your biscuits on.. Is it cast iron? Just wondering as I have not seen one before.. Did you get your potato recipe in your email?
    Easter Blessings....

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  15. Hi Faye,

    Thank you for your kind comment. I do hope you enjoy the recipes. The pan the biscuits are on is cast iron. My son recently purchased that one from a store he found that sells slightly nicked Lodge cast iron at a greatly reduced price:) We love cooking on cast iron around here.

    I didn't get the potato recipe, but thanks for trying to get it to me. Your dish looks so pretty and YUMMY...I know my family will enjoy it. I'll watch my email.

    Thank you for the Easter blessing...we've had a wonderful day today celebrating the resurrection of our Lord!

    Blessings,

    Sherry

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  16. That first recipe looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

    Teresa

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  17. I don't know when you will be able to read this.I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and father.What a great man he must have been. A true family man and a Godly man.I can't imagine the devastation you are experiencing at this time.I will be keeping all of you lifted up in prayer.Our God is an awesome God and I know he is keeping his arms tightly around your family.I will pray that you may feel his strong presence and for physical and emotional healing. With love, Tami

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  18. Dear Lee Family,

    Your family is in our prayers in the many losses you have suffered from the tornado. We know many who are or have been on the ground there with you and want you to know that you are being lifted up before the Throne of Grace by our family and our Church Body.

    The Seargeant Family
    http://PlymouthRockRanch.com
    Recording the Faithfulness and Provision of God for Future Generations

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  19. I wanted to comment and let you know that I am praying for you. May the Lord lead and carry you through this time. I pray that you will be able to set up home again soon as well.

    Sincerely,

    Susan Watson
    http://www.sandlappersue.blogspot.com

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