Bake-a-thon 2016: Day 6 Bake of the Day: Ricotta Chive Bread
This week is all about yeast breads — check out the whole-grain bread and chocolate swirl babka. Today I have Ricotta Chive Bread that is very flavorful and makes a great toast with some butter or in a sandwich. I planted chives in my backyard garden this past summer and it grew really well with very little care. I was adding it to egg dishes and using it instead of scallions in dishes. As the weather started to get cold, I cleaned up the backyard but left the chives because they were still growing. After about a month, I noticed that the chives are still growing strong. I chopped most of it, chopped it and froze it to use it later. Then I started looking for recipes to use the chives and found this Ricotta Chive bread on King Arthur flour website. It sounded just perfect to use my chives.
I made this bread twice already. It has a beautiful crumb, thanks to the addition of ricotta cheese and very flavorful with the addition of chives. You can substitute chives with scallions or wild leeks.Have it toasted with some butter or with more ricotta cheese on top. It makes excellent grilled cheese sandwich and makes great base for sandwiches. I even ate it with a curry.