Saturday, 2 July 2011

Guest Writer: Julianne from The Hungry Homebody

I live in Toronto (don't hold it against me!), with my foodie husband an two mischievous cats, Oscar and Ramona. I'm a creative gal that works in a not so creative job and blogging about food has been helping to fill the gap for the last four months. Since I am new to blogging, I am extra super excited to have been invited to do a guest post! It's also a nice break from the renovations to our century home, which have been ongoing since we moved in three years ago. I also am a budding wine enthusiast and love touring Canadian wineries.

My blog is: The Hungry Homebody

Name: Julianna

I live in Toronto

My favourite recipe is for lemon tarts, I keep collecting them, and then almost never make them (I am up to about a dozen versions!)

My favourite kitchen tool is a cast iron frying pan / or dutch oven.
My motto in the kitchen: Spend money on quality ingredients, not on kitchen gadgets. It reflects my approach to life, which is to spend time with quality folks and don't worry so much about material success and acquiring stuff.

Savoury Supper Bread

Simple. Savory. Delicious.

These were the "criteria" Amanda asked for in a guest post. Well, I am thrilled to "meet" all of you, ecstatic at the chance to be a guest blogger (for the first time) and I have my fingers crossed that all of you will love my Savory Supper Bread as much as we do around here!

Making bread doesn't need to be complicated... time consuming or even made with yeast! The fact that making a yeast bread (or yeast anything!) scares me half to death is a testament to how SIMPLE this supper bread is!

And as for the SAVORY factor, I looked to a little onion, a few leeks for colour, some sharp cheddar cheese, flax seed and a sprinkle of thyme for inspiration.

Mix it with a little milk and whole wheat flour and you've got an entire LOAF of DELICIOUSNESS in about 30 minutes (and that includes the baking time!).

Hungry Homebody's Savory Supper Bread

Mince, then sauté 1 small white onion, 1/2 cup leeks (or chives), and 1 fat clove of garlic in a little olive oil. Once everything is softened (but not browned), remove from heat.

In a medium sized bowl, combine 1/2 cup ricotta cheese, 1/2 cup milk, 1 egg and 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour.

Mix well, then add 1 tsp baking soda, a pinch of salt and a bit of thyme and 1 cup grated old cheddar cheese. Mixture will be a little crumbly - don't worry! Spread it evenly into a loaf pan which has been coated with a little cooking spray.

Lightly brush on 1 tbsp of olive oil on top and sprinkle with flax seeds. Bake at 400*F for 20 minutes.

With a loaf this good, you might forget to make the rest of supper!

Julianna, "The Hungry Homebody"

PS A big thanks again to Amanda and for all of the readers for letting me pop by The Sweet Details! Feel free to experiment with the veggies, cheeses and seeds you have on hand and make this recipe your own!

If you're interest in doing a guest post here's all the info! I'd love to have you post!!


  1. Awesome guest post, Julianna! Simple, easy & delicious looking bread!

  2. Oh my this looks so good. Living in TO not a problem! just wonder how you ever cope with the traffic.......

  3. I love this kind of a bread. I put all kinds of edibles in my breads. Great guest.

  4. Congrats on your first guest post Julianne! I'm going to have my second one posted soon - what an interesting recipe. I love all the ingredients and will have to try it soon. Welcome to wishes and fun to you!


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