i have to say i was dissapointed in this bread. It had a very nice texture, light and soft. But I could harldy taste the jalapenos or the cheese. I was hoping for a nice spicy bread so i even used extra fresh jalapenos, but it ended up tasting like regular white bread. I would use more cheese and jalapenos if i made it again because it does have a very nice texture. I just put it in the bread machine and it turned out perfectly done on the basic dough setting.
I made this exactly according to the recipe and this bread was fantastic. We loved it. The texture was soft with a nice crumb and a lovely crust. Hot from the oven with some butter, a bit of my home baked ham (not the thin deli stuff)and I was in comfort food heaven.
Great bread! I omitted the eggs, used only 1/4 cup cornmeal, and used 2 fresh finely diced and seeded jalapeno peppers. I used 1-1/2 tablespoons dry yeast, and used only 1 egg, the dough took only just over 1 hour for the first rise. Thanks homegirl, this is a keeper!...Kitten:)
My husband and I just love this savory bread! We enjoyed it as the ideal accompaniment to a nice taco soup. I kneaded the dough (after step #3) in my KitchenAid stand mixer then added the jalapenos and cheese. We very much liked the taste and texture which the cornmeal provides this bread. The same cornmeal, however, does make it somewhat crumbly, so next time I plan to reduce it by just a bit. And there WILL be a next time for this great bread at our house ~ Thanks Homegirl for a definite keeper!