Chilebrown at home

Saturday, November 22, 2008


The Meatmen will be competing at the Sportsmen Show in Sacramento on January 17 2009. We will be competing in a three-pot dutch oven cook off. A three-pot cook off comprises of cooking a main dish, dessert, and a bread. My contribution to the team is to usually make the bread. It is something I enjoy and have had some success in past competitions. This competition will see a jalapeno cheese bread created. To achieve success one must practice. The best part about practicing is you get to eat and share your experiments. Let's get cookin!


  1. 1 teaspoon yeast
  2. 1 3/4 cups water
  3. 4 cups flours
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/4 cup oil
  6. 5 tablespoons chopped jalapeno (3 peppers)
  7. 5 ounces grated cheddar cheese
  8. 1 1/2 ounce grated parmesan cheese
  9. 1 egg beaten

Add yeast to water and let proof. Mix together flour, yeast, oil and salt. Knead for 5 minutes. Add cheeses and jalapeno reserving 1/4 cup parmesan,1 tablespoon jalapeno, and 2 tablespoons cheddar. Knead for another couple of minutes. Let rise in an oiled bowl for 1 1/2 hours. Take dough and place in well oiled dutch oven. Punch down and let rise for another hour. Brush top of bread with egg. Spread remaining cheese and peppers on top. Bake in Dutch oven. If using a home oven bake at 400 degrees for 50 minutes.

This bread was spectacular. I would not have won with this particular bread. There was a small area that was a little underdone. No problem, that is what practice is all about. See you at the Sportsmen Show.


Greg said...

Good luck man!

That is some awesome looking bread.

cookiecrumb said...

That's making my tummy growl.

Andrew said...

Mmm, looks perfect, can't lose with that!