BBD #1: Burrito Bread

breadbakingday #01 - bread with herbs Last year, Zorra brought us World Bread Day, an amazing collection of bread recipes from all around the world. Inspired by all the passionate bakers, she has started a new event: breadbakingday! (Speaking of which, I’m lucky enough to be hosting next month – check back on the 6th for the unveiling of the new theme). The roundup for this round should be posted in a few days, and I will link to it at that time.

For the first event, the chosen theme is bread with herbs. Love it! Lots of room for interpretation there, but in the end I chose a recipe that featured cilantro, one of my favorites.

Because of issues with arthritis and carpal tunnel in my hands, I have a tough time kneading yeast breads, so I used a breadmaker, along with a recipe from a Better Homes and Gardens book, The Complete Guide to Bread Machine Baking. The flavor is excellent, although the cilantro didn’t stand out as much as I would have liked. It paired quite well with some butter and the arroz con pollo I made last night. It would also go nicely with a southwestern soup or stew.


Burrito Bread
instructions are for a 1 1/2 lb. loaf (16 slices)

1/3 c. chopped onion
1 tbsp. cooking oil
1/2 c. milk
1/3 c. water
1/3 c. refried beans
1/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese
2 tbsp. snipped fresh cilantro
3 c. bread flour
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. active dry yeast or bread machine yeast

Select the loaf size. In a small saucepan cook the onion in hot oil for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly.

Add the onion mixture and the remaining ingredients to the machine according to the manufacturer’s directions. Select the basic white bread cycle.

2 thoughts on “BBD #1: Burrito Bread

  1. zorra

    I’m not such a “cilantro-lover”, but your bread sounds and looks great!
    Thank you for participating in bbd #01.

  2. mags

    me and my freind were on the fone and talking.. and i said we were going to make burrito bread.. i had no clue it really existed.. so we are making it rigth now and it is a mazing

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