Asiago-Garlic-Herb Bread

Recipe by Carolyn Malcoun

Serves: 12


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ½ cup Asiago cheese, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup spent grain


• Preheat an oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

• Whisk together the flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, baking soda and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in the cheese. Mash together the garlic and salt in a medium bowl with the back of a spoon to make a paste. Whisk in the buttermilk, oil and eggs, and stir in spent grains. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients; stir until just combined.

• Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes, turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.