Crusty Sriracha Cheddar – Pepper Jack Swirl Bread for BBD #53

One of the best parts about being a food blogger is, coming up with a great recipe and being able to share it with many people at once.  However, sometimes someone has already come up with your ‘oh so genius and unique’ recipe.  You do a Google search and BOOM…thousands of ‘your idea’ pop up.  There’s been a lot of discussion about this within the food blogging community, mainly dealing with recipe attribution and all that jazz..but that’s not where I’m going with this.

Crusty Sriracha Cheddar - Pepper Jack Swirl Bread
Recipes have been developed for hundreds of years, so although you think you may have come up with something unique and original, there’s a pretty good chance others thought of it first, and it’s been around for a while in some form that’s pretty close to your idea.  Your brilliant idea could even date back to the Paleolithic Era….

“HMMMMPH..berries good with thick part of Woolly Mammoth milk and tree nuts, Ooga.”

Berries and Cream Nut Crumble
adapted from UGG and OOGA

OK..I have no clue how they communicated outside of maybe a range of accentuated grunts, or whether or not they knew how to milk a Woolly Mammoth without getting crushed, or even knew they could get milk from a female Woolly Mammoth.  In fact. I doubt they even knew what milk was…but you get the idea.

photo by Courtesy of Random House, Inc.

That said, when trying to come up with an idea to submit to my friend, Shelley, of CMomCook, who is hosting Bread Baking Day #53,  – Swirly Breads, for a swirly bread (look at her gorgeous Chocolate Povitica!)it hit me one sleepless night;

Sriracha and cheese!  This was an idea stemming from the Sriracha Macaroni and Cheese I made in June.

I knew deep down that someone or someone(s) had most certainly thought of this before me, especially since Sriracha is one of the most popular hot chili sauces out there..but there’s always a small chance, right?

Sriracha Cheddar - Pepper Jack Swirl Bread was not to be, but I did find this great recipe for it, saving me a lot of leg work. Of course, I made a few doubling the sriracha and adding 1 cup of pepper jack cheese along with the cheddar to increase the heat factor, but you can use all cheddar or any combination of cheeses you prefer.

This bread is not your usual soft-crusted white bread since you spray the sides of the oven and top of the loaf with water before shutting the oven door.  This produces steam, which gives the bread a very crisp, flaky, rustic crust, similar to a baguette.  If you prefer a softer crust, skip the water spray steam bath.

So outside of my latest Pinterest obsession, where my deepest thoughts have been..Should I pin these sticky buns to my bread board or breakfast board?  The pasta salad to my pasta board or salad board? was nice to obsess of over this bread.  This is for you, Shelley!

Sriracha Cheddar - Pepper Jack Swirl Bread
Recipe for Sriracha Cheddar Swirl Bread
– Add one cup of shredded pepper jack cheese and double the sriracha in the recipe.  I also rolled the dough to 9″ x 12′ inch rectangle…rolling it up from the 9-inch side.  If you want to make it Buffalo, substitute a Hot Buffalo (cayenne) Sauce, like Frank’s Red Hot, for the Sriracha.

Note – I guess it must have been a little too warm in my kitchen because after 2 hours the dough had risen well over the sides of the pan, collapsing a bit.. so I had to press it down and push the sides back in.. deflating it as best I could.  Since it was rolled up with the fillings..that ruined the swirl and the top.  SO – check the rising loaf after 1 hour since 2 or more hours may be too much.  About 1-inch over the top of the pan is what you’re looking for, sdo you end up with a oretty swirl, like you see below.

Crusty Sriracha Cheddar – Pepper Jack Swirl Bread Photo by Courtesy of Random House, Inc.

Finally..of course you can make great sandwiches with this bread, but trust me,  between two’ll end up ripping off hunks and finishing it before you can even say sandwich.

Sriracha Cheddar - Pepper Jack Swirl Bread
I’m also submitting this bread to Yeastspotting..a weekly bread baking showcase hosted by Susan of Wild Yeast.

Now to the winner of the giveaway! chose #19, and #19 lands on Korena of Korena in the Kitchen!

Congratulations, Korena..I’m sure you’ll do some amazing things with whatever you choose with your coupon!  As soon as I receive an email back from you, I’ll send you the coupon code ASAP..unless I’m asleep.

Crusty Sriracha Cheddar - Pepper Jack Swirl Bread

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72 Responses to Crusty Sriracha Cheddar – Pepper Jack Swirl Bread for BBD #53

  1. Winnie says:

    This bread looks FANTASTIC
    I love your baking soooooooooo much, you are always an inspiration to me

  2. Reena Gupta says:

    like your recipes… very clear steps so easy to understand…great work thanks for shearing…

  3. spabettie says:

    oh WOW, I need to make this – sounds awesome!

  4. Dan says:

    The bread looks awesome, nice and gooey with a hot kick to it. I love your collage photos because it makes me feel like i could do it too. You are very talented.

  5. Shelley C says:

    Wow – now THOSE are some swirls that are worth waiting for!! I love the spicy kick to it – I bet it tasted awesome! And I had to laugh… because that happens to me every time I think I’ve come up with something original :) Truly inspired job here, and I am so glad that you were able to participate in our swirly baking adventure!!

  6. Sandra says:

    I’m sure this wouldn’t make it to sandwich phase at my house.

  7. MandyM says:

    Look at that crumb. Looks like a good hearty bread you can sink your teeth into, crispy crust and all. Who needs to make a sandwich when all you need is butter and a slice of swirly bread? Gorgeous Lis!

    We must do a call some time, maybe after I’m back from holiday :)

  8. Liz says:

    Spicy and cheesy bread? Oh, my. I’d just keep pulling bites off the warm loaf till it was gone. Now I’m off to find your other copy cat chocolate chip cookie recipe :)

  9. Wow. That is all I can say when I see your lovely bread :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. This looks amazing! I’m sure it would never make it to the sandwich stage if I had it in my possession:) Hey, I didn’t miss the end of your mini novel did I? I certainly hope not! :)

  11. Renata says:

    You know Lisa, I have this “thing” for swirly breads, and this is one of the most beautiful I have seen! I bet it is delicious too! I love your creativity!

  12. Heh, you’re funny. And your bread looks pretty DELICIOUS!

  13. I can’t believe I have never made swirl bread before! This looks too good to be true!

  14. What an amazing looking loaf! And lovely flavours too – I need some of this in my life.

  15. WOW! This is a beautiful swirly loaf! I love the spicy cheesy filling, I bet it tasted awesome! And I totally agree with you, I think its hilarious when someone says a recipe is “theirs” because, with millions of people on the earth for thousands of years, I am SURE no one ever thought of it before! :)

  16. This sounds awesome!! And your swirl looks like perfection. I love your choice of a spicy filling. Yum!

  17. I’m mesmerized by that spicy swirly goodness! Oh my how I love how your imagination works. :)This bread is fantastic, Lisa. My kids wouldn’t be able to eat it so that would mean more for just ME:)xx

  18. Hi Lisa,
    I have never made bread at home. Just find it too intimidating. But you make it look so simple and have really motivated me to do now.
    I love the combination of the spicy and cheese together. Must taste incredible! And looks so pretty!!!

  19. sweetiepetitti says:

    When I saw this in my feed bbd#53 I immediately thought bad boy diary….hahaha I guess I should find a good novel to dive into to! I love the idea of this bread, but as the only Siracha fan left at home, I would devour every bite myself (and wash it down with a Fat Tire or two…)

  20. The Sriracha Cookbook says:

    Glad you dug my recipe! Pics look great!

    Viva la Sriracha!
    – Randy Clemens –
    Author, The Sriracha Cookbook

    P.S. I’ll tell Ugg & Ooga you said hi!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Randy! I’m definitely ordering your cookbook since I’m a huge fan of Sriracha! The bread is AWESOME. Try adding the pepper jack and let me know what you think. I bet Ugg and Ooga would have loved Sriracha. Ask them for me ;D

  21. Sophie33 says:

    This wonderful bread that you created looks amazing, awesome & superb even!

    I must make this lovely appetizing bread because I love to make bread but rarely do it actually! Stunning pictures too! Yummy Yum!!! :) xxx

  22. i’m just crazy about this bread! Look at that tempting swirled filling! hmmmm love it!

  23. junglefrog says:

    Ah yes, I know that problem… I come up with a recipe only to find out that it wasn’t so special after all.. Haha… O well, as long as we like it who cares right? This bread looks pretty special to me though and love those swirls in it!. Pretty…

  24. Oh. My. Gosh. YUM! Sounds like cheesy, spicy, perfection!

  25. azhouseholder says:

    I’m thinking hunks of this will be delish when dunked in soup! What an inspiration you are!

  26. sahrish ali says:

    WOW…Lovely bread. This colorful bread looks amazing and yummy. Very interesting variation for bread lovers.

  27. Alva says:

    I LOVE THIS BREAD! I cannot wait to make it. My husband is begging for it. Adding the pepper jack is genius!

  28. Jamie says:

    Love this bread! Love everything about it! Mmm cheddar adds just flavor to anything and is the best cheese for a bread. And never had siracha… but this gorgeous bread has me wanting to try it! Excited you shared this fabulous bread with us at Twelve Loaves!

  29. Holly says:

    I made this a few hours ago and it’s gone! Best bread ever..especially if you love heat!

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  31. Carlo says:

    This is the best bleepin’ bread I have ever made and eaten. I made the original recipe from the siriracha cookbook, and it was awesome..but I will never make it again without the the pepper jack and double the sriracha. Your a heat genius!

  32. I am always amazed when I goole to see if a recipe exists with a weird combo of foood…and there are so many out there. But adaptation is the key. And what a great job you did with this bread. I want some…NOW.

  33. Sorry I haven’t stopped by in awhile, I miss enjoying you posts! Your bread must be really spicy? Gorgeous mix of flavors! Hugs, Terra

  34. This loaf looks amazing – love the swirl of cheddar and siracha! I’m featuring this post in today’s Food Fetish Friday (with a link-back and attribution as always). Thank you so much for keeping me inspired with such delicious creations…

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  36. Ginny says:

    Between this bread and your tabbouleh bread..and your yogurt berry cake and many other goodies I’ve tried from your blog..I am a fan for life! I’ve already made the siriacha bread three times..bringing a loaf to a pot luck last night, and everyone raved! Thank you so much for your amazing recipes!

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  38. Karen Mas says:

    Made this tonight and followed your additions. Loved it! Husband is raving. Thank you, thank you!

    • Lisa says:

      Karen – I am so thrilled to hear that! I’m going to have to make another loaf or two soon because the requests are starting to multiply! You are SO welcome..and thanks to the originator of this recipe..Randy Clemens, too!

  39. Saskia (1=2) says:

    Great blog! This bread looks amazing. Love trying new bread recipes. Glad to meet a fellow Pinterest addict too :)

  40. joy says:

    The bread look great. I love that you included sriracha.

  41. Absolutely love this brilliant sriracha swirl in this bread Lisa. Brilliant photo as well that last one you went for it and were successful. Love the playfulness!

  42. Elaine says:

    BEST BREAD EVER! Thank you!!!

  43. Gina says:

    Love the double heat combo here! I have this on my to-bake soon list, can’t wait.

  44. Aggie says:

    Oh my heaven. you nailed this one. LOVE!!!

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  54. Ashley says:

    This looks great, I will be making this soon.

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  58. Kristine says:

    Tip about bread (depending on the recipe of course) – when you first make the dough, let it sit covered for about 1 hour. Then punch it down, THEN roll it out flat, add filling, roll back up. Let sit about 1 hour. Then bake. This should help clarify things.

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