Ideal for Christmas gifts, the Basic Mix recipe can be made ahead and stored up to 1 month. When you're ready to bake the bread, add fresh herbs and cheddar cheese for a flavor-packed option.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

10 mins
10 mins


Basic Mix:


Instructions Checklist
  • For Basic Mix, combine all ingredients in one resealable plastic bag. Seal bag and store up to 1 month.


To make Cheddar-Herb Bread:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan. Place Basic Mix in a bowl. With a pastry blender, cut in 1/4 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 4 ounces white cheddar cheese, shredded. In a bowl combine 3/4 cup milk and 1 egg, slightly beaten. Add to crumb mixture all at once. Stir quickly with a fork to moisten. Spread in prepared pan. Bake 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Turn loaf out onto wire rack; cool completely. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 39mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 18g; mono fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 2g; protein 6g; vitamin a 291.5IU; vitamin c 0.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 1.2mg; folate 40.3mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 263mg; potassium 61mg; calcium 151.5mg; iron 1.3mg.