This quick bread works best if you use orange cheddar instead of white so the cheese is visible in the batter.
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1-1/2 tsp white sugar
1 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F.
Step 2: Grease loaf pan.
Step 3: In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, heat the milk and butter at 50% power in the microwave until the butter melts (about 2 minutes). Cool to room temperature.
Step 4: In a large bowl, sift and mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Step 5: Use a fork to beat the egg into the cooled milk mixture. Pour into the flour mixture. Use a spatula to stir until the batter is just moistened. Don't overmix. Gently stir in the grated cheddar just to combine.
Step 6: Scrape the batter into the greased pan. Bake about 45 minutes or until the loaf is puffed, cracked on the top and golden. Cool until warm. Loosen the bread from the pan with a dinner knife and tip out. Slice and serve warm.
Makes 1 loaf