Monday, June 24, 2013

FFwD: Back of the Card Cheese and Olive Bread

Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men...

I had a grand scheme to catch up on all of this month's Dorie recipes for a BBQ we were hosting on Sunday. I wanted to see my friends one last time before heading home to NY for a month, and thought that this month's recipes--Goat Cheese and Strawberry Tartine (though mine was going to be ricotta cheese and cherry tartine), this cheesy bread, and Sable Breton Galette--would all fit in nicely.

Saturday night, Charlie came down with a fever and a raspy cough. All plans were cancelled, as I need him to feel better by Wednesday. The only thing worse than flying for 10 hours alone with a 3 year old is flying for 10 hours alone with a sick 3 year old.

I'd already made the Back of the Card Cheese and Olive Bread, but I didn't get to the other 2. The galette dough is waiting in the freezer for me, and will make a nice treat upon my return.

So, about that bread.

I used Dorie's bon idea and used pesto instead of tapenade. My Italian-inspired add-ins were salt-cured olives, toasted pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes, basil, chives, crisped prosciutto, and asiago cheese.

I think I loved how this smelled more than how it actually tasted, but it was good. I prefer the other savory cheese and chive bread in Around My French Table, though. Something about the texture of this one was less enjoyable than it could be, but I can't put my finger on the problem. Regardless, it was still good.

One of these days, I'll make up the ever-growing list of recipes I've missed. July's recipes will likely be on that list, as I'm not bringing my book to NY. Oh well. Add 'em to the list!


  1. My kids loved this but I did not. Good thinking trying the bon idee. :)

  2. Looks delicious! I love all your add-ins!

  3. Sorry that this bread was not a keeper for you. I hope that Charlie is feeling better now.

  4. Hope your trip is fun and that your son got well!