How to make the best Brea California quick bread
When Sara Lee opened her home-style restaurant Brea California in 2012, she hoped to serve fast food, a focus that soon led to a culinary renaissance.
The restaurant quickly took on a new identity as a haven for a new breed of home cooks who wanted to take on a fast-casual lifestyle.
Today, Brea is the go-to destination for quick bread lovers across the country.
Here’s how to make Brea’s classic California quick bread: Ingredients 1 pound ground turkey, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1 large egg white 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper 1 cup milk, plus more for brushing the top with flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, shredded Instructions Cook the turkey in a skillet or Dutch oven until it is cooked through.
Remove the turkey to a plate lined with paper towels.
Stir in the egg white and vanilla extract.
Sprinkle in the salt and pepper and cook until the cheese is melted.
Transfer the turkey mixture to a large bowl and pour in the milk.
Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Whiz the egg yolks and whisk them until smooth.
Pour the milk into the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat on high speed until the dough reaches a light fluffy dough, about 2 minutes.
Transfer to a floured surface and knead the dough until it forms a ball, about 10 minutes.
Place the dough ball on a lightly floured counter.
Roll the dough into a 20-by-20-inch rectangle.
Cover with plastic wrap and leave to rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
When ready to eat, slice the dough with a serrated knife.
Place a slice of the dough on a serving platter and top with the cheddar cheeses.
Repeat with the remaining cheddar.
Recipe Notes You can serve Brea CA’s classic quick bread with mashed potatoes, spaghetti, or mashed cauliflower.
Store the casserole in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Nutrition Facts Brea caliquick bread recipe with chicken and cheddar cheddar: Amount Per Serving (1 slice) Calories 983 Calories from Fat 189 % Daily Value* Total Fat 31g 42% Saturated Fat 5g 20% Cholesterol 178mg 69% Sodium 821mg 37% Potassium 933mg 18% Total Carbohydrates 44g 13% Dietary Fiber 3g 12% Sugars 15g Protein 22g 34% Vitamin A 17.6% Vitamin C 0.6 % Calcium 11.9% Iron 21.1% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.