Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cheesy Chorizo Bread {She Made/Ella Hace}






I have been in love with chorizo ever since the summer my grandmother sent me to Mexico to learn Spanish when I was 4 years old.  Whether it be served with scrambled eggs for breakfast, mixed with beans or potatoes and wrapped inside a warm flour tortilla for lunch, crumbled on top my favorite Mexican Pizza  for dinner, or grilled at El Rancho during one of our big family cook-outs, chorizo continues to be one of my favorite meats ever.  So, when Heather (Girlichef) suggested that we cook with chorizo for this month's edition of She Made/Ella Hace, I couldn't have been happier!

And I knew just the recipe I wanted to try...The Homesick Texan's Chorizo & Asadero Cheese Bread.  Spicy pieces of chorizo, Asadero & Manchego cheese, and smoky bits of chipotle chilies, all wrapped in a soft, buttery dough...Sigh!  It's everything I love in one savory loaf of bread.   



Cheesy Chorizo Bread
(recipe slightly adapted from The Homesick Texan Cookbook by Lisa Fain)

Ingredients:
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound Mexican Chorizo, crumbled and cooked
  • 1 to 2 canned chipotles, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cup grated Asadero cheese
  • 1 cup grated Manchego cheese

Directions:
Dissolve the yeast in the warm water in a large bowl; set aside.  Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Stir in the milk and the egg; whisk until well combined.  Pour the milk mixture into the yeast mixture; whisk until well combined.  Add the flour and salt to the liquids and stir until all of the flour has been incorporated. 


Knead the dough on a generously floured surface until smooth and elastic.  (About 5 minutes.)  Place the dough in a greased bowl; cover and let the dough proof (rise) for about 90 minutes or until double in size.   



Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface to a 9 x 15-inch rectangle.  Sprinkle the chorizo and chopped chipotles all over the dough.  Top with 1 cup of the grated Asadero cheese and the Manchego cheese.  



Starting from the short end, roll up the dough tightly, like you would with cinnamon rolls.  Place the dough seam-side down in a greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.  Cover and let rise again for about an hour, or until the dough has passed a little over the top of the pan. 


Preheat the oven to 400F.  Brush the top of the loaf with melted butter, then top with the remaining Asadero cheese. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until the dough has turned a golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped.  Enjoy!!!    


Be sure to visit Girlichef's Blog to check out her Chorizo Verde AND Chorizo Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers.  


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Also sharing this recipe with BYOB
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10 comments:

  1. Looks awesome! It must taste like a "chorizo Pizza" that's what it looked like before putting it in the loaf pan... so yummy! I am not a fan of chorizo con huevo but I like the flavor of chorizo con papas, frijoles and with cheese! So this sounds like a recipe I will love! Thanks for sharing! BTW I made Mexican Meatball Soup... yum!

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  2. OH MY GOODNESS....definitely going to try this!

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  3. OHMYGAWSH! Guess who's making this today? ME! I AM! This looks killer, Leslie. And why don't I remember seeing this in the book? And how funny is it that we both went Homesick Texan w/ our Chorizo!!!??? Seriously, this looks amazing. Thanks for cooking with me, amiga! =)

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  4. This look WONDERFUL! I'd probably eat the whole loaf!

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  5. I can just imagine how tasty this is. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I love the Homesick Texan cookbook. This bread looks like a great breakfast on the go. I like chorizo, but for some reason I have never made it at home.

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  7. I just found your blog and looove it! Me and my husband are from Mexico but now we are living in Montreal so we miss mexican food so much and we, well, actually he likes to cook, so I'm sure we'll visit your blog very often!
    Gracias por compartir :)

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  8. Hi again!

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    Stop by my blog to find out more :)

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  9. Oh I love this Leslie and I know all the men in my family would love a HUGe slice in the morning!!

    vianney

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  10. This is absolutely amazing! I can't wait to try it! I am glad I found your blog! I am a new follower. Please stop by anytime!

    Annamaria

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