Wednesday, April 13, 2011
It's game day, it's game day, Canucks are gonna win on game day!
It's here. The first game of the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs is upon us. Vancouver is at a feverish playoff high right now, me included.
The husband has proclaimed he is getting crunk tonight. My cousin who is going to the game tonight is going to fight someone for a white playoff towel for us.
Be sure, WHEN we win, riots will ensue.
But, most of us have to work tomorrow and being hungover is not very business savvy.
I think you should eat this.
It's a cheesy quickbread made with all your favourite pizza ingredients. It's thrown together quickly, fluffy like a regular quickbread but savoury like a pizza. Salty, cheesy, pizza-y. Okay that's not a word, but it kind of makes sense. No ? Okay, I tried.
Cheesy Pizza Quick Bread
[ adapted from Picky Palate ]
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup quartered pepperoni slices
1/2 cup marinara sauce, I used bottled pasta sauce
1/4 cup basil leaves, cut into strips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper. Slowly add in eggs, buttermilk and olive oil and stir until just combined. Fold in Parmesan cheese, half of the mozzarella cheese and the pepperoni.