Apple Cider Cheddar Bread

Breakfast, Scones & Muffins, Thanksgiving

Apple Cider Cheddar Bread

I’m not gonna lie, this week has been ROUGH. For a multitude of reasons but to top things off with a gigantic cherry and black sprinkles, on Wednesday when I was walking Amelia, we were attacked by two dogs who escaped their yard.

One was little, the other was big. They ran toward Amelia and attacked her, I tried to kick them, but since I live on an incredibly steep hill, I lost my balance and fell down the hill. I quickly got up to try and stop them again and that was when my neighbor, who is a pretty big dude, grabbed the scary big dog off of Amelia and put him back in his yard. I grabbed Amelia by the nape of her neck and walked her to safety. Since I was screaming “help, help, help!!” at the top of my lungs, people eventually came out to see if I was ok.

Apple Cider Cheddar Bread

I was so incredibly thankful to Martin who saved Amelia. If he wasn’t there, I’m not sure when the fight would’ve ended. I know dogs are dogs and I definitely don’t blame them. Stuff happens. Accidents happen. But man, it has been a rough week, to say the least.

But we’re ok. I’m banged up but I’ll be ok. And Amelia protected herself so she’s magically ok too. She’s a feisty lil’ thing, she got it from her Mama. Haha.

Apple Cider Cheddar Bread

Tonight I’m excited to rest and watch TV–something that is not the news.

I watched Mrs. Doubtfire the other night and I laughed so hard. I needed laughter. I needed Robin Williams type imitations and the restaurant scene?! It’s perfect.

This week I’ve also needed comfort in form of food. On Wednesday, for lunch I ordered a toast with ricotta and jam from Sqirl. I had a Postmate delivery credit and TOOK FULL ADVANTAGE.

Apple Cider Cheddar Bread

And today we have apple cider cheesy bread.

So this is kinda like beer bread but made with apple cider instead!

I thought it was a fun idea since beer bread has sort of been all over the place this season.

And since apples and cheddar go so well together, I figured let’s add it to the mix, too. This bread is BOMB, it’s so good.

You can serve it alongside some soup or even eat it on its own lil’ by lil’.

Apple Cider Cheddar Bread

Apple Cider Cheddar Bread

Apple Cider Cheddar Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Serving Size: 1 (8x4-inch or 9x5-inch) loaf


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 4 ounces finely grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup hard apple cider
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 honey crisp or gala apple or pink lady apple, sliced


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 8x4-inch or 9x5-inch loaf pan and line with a sheet of parchment. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add the cheese and toss together until it’s evenly distributed throughout the flour mixture.
  • Using your hands or spatula, create a well in the center. Pour the hard apple cider and melted butter into the center. Stir until completely combined. Pour into the prepared loaf pan and smooth out the top with a spatula. Top the loaf with apple slices, overlapping them however you like.
  • Transfer to the oven to bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, before removing and allowing it to cool to room temperature. Serve it with some softened butter! Also, I tried this with apple butter and it was also SO GOOD.


The 9x5-inch loaf will be a bit stouter than the one pictured!
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  • Reply Tori//Gringalicious November 11, 2016 at 1:42 am

    MMMMmmmm! What a simply delicious bread to serve any time! I’m dying to try this for my next get-together with friends!

  • Reply Valerie R November 11, 2016 at 4:56 am

    Looks delicious. I just bought your book and I’ll be honest, this is my first visit to your blog. I really love your aesthetic and recipes. Look forward to reading more.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 13, 2016 at 9:54 am

      That’s so wonderful. Thanks so much for buying, hope you enjoy! xoxo

  • Reply Kati | black.white.vivid. November 11, 2016 at 5:22 am

    Oh no! What a horrible story. I’m glad you two are okay. You really deserve some comfort food now and mmmm that bread looks so delicious.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 13, 2016 at 9:54 am

      Thanks, Kati! We’re gonna eat and make so many carbs this upcoming week haha.

  • Reply Mollie November 11, 2016 at 6:15 am

    My mouth DROPPED OPEN when I just read the title. This looks amazing!! I am definitely going to make it for Thanksgiving. Apple and Cheese bread… oh my lawd. 🙂

    xoxo Mollie

  • Reply Nina November 11, 2016 at 7:00 am

    I’m glad you guys are OK! The dog-attack just happened to another friend of mine, too– two Rottweilers. My friend had such an adrenaline surge that she found herself, after a blur, literally riding one of the Rotties back up the steps to bang on its owner’s door and give him what-for.

    And the bread looks amazing!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 13, 2016 at 9:55 am

      OMG your friend is my hero. It sucks because so many breeds like that can be so sweet but if they’re raised incorrectly they can be so scary! xox

      • Reply Nina November 13, 2016 at 12:49 pm

        Agreed, a well-raised Rottweiler is a darling creature. It’s awful when people raise their good breeds badly.

  • Reply Nancy @ Custom cut glass November 11, 2016 at 7:35 am

    My mouth went down open when I just checked out the title. This looks outstanding!! I am definitely going to make it for Thanksgiving. Apple and Cheese bread … oh my god.

  • Reply Ashley Nathalie November 11, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Oh my goodness I’m so glad Amelia and you are ok! I had a few of those similar run ins lately when walking my two huskies. It’s definitely nerve-wrecking when a dog charges and attacks your baby! I say we all need this Apple Cider Cheddar Bread this weekend!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 13, 2016 at 9:56 am

      Thanks so much! Yes, it can be so super scary, I’ve been thinking of carrying dog pepper spray just in case.

  • Reply Karen Hilliard November 11, 2016 at 10:26 am

    OMG, the story is so scary! My sweet baby girl has also gotten attacked when we were actually at a dog park. My dog is one of those sweet goofy I love everyone types. Man you just never know how things can turn out. Lucky for both of us our girls are okay and that’s the best news. Even better than the bread…that does look great too! lol

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 13, 2016 at 9:56 am

      What’s good about the dog park is that a lot of people are around. The bad thing is there are tons of dogs around and it can just be super hard to control all of them. We stopped going to the dog park a few years ago because there were just too many fights. It was stressful!

  • Reply Kelly S November 11, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Hey lady – do you keep a running list of your LA area favorite spots? For food and for cute home shit etc.? Your taste is so great so before my last trip to LA I wrote a few down that I had seen mentioned in posts over the years, and everywhere I went was fantastic. But if you had a big ol reference list somewhere, that would be super convenient (for my next trip in December – yep this is a pretty selfish comment). Much love!

  • Reply Amber | Loves Food, Loves to Eat November 11, 2016 at 11:33 am

    This week has been horrendous, and I’m so sorry that happened to you and Amelia… I saw your IG story and it looked brutal. BUT. Mrs. Doubtfire has one of my all time favorite food scenes in a movie (and not the restaurant one or the one where he throws the fruit at the boyfriend’s head at the pool) but where he gets the fancy delivery and so elegantly plates it and passes it off as home cooking. I don’t know why, but I think about that scene all the time.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 13, 2016 at 9:52 am

      OMG I love that scene too. That movie is so perfect! xoxo

  • Reply Belinda November 11, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    I’m so upset thinking about sweet little Amelia being set upon. Glad you’re ok and I think a few days of rest, comfort food, trash tv and plenty of treats will help.

    This bread looks delicious and I think I’m going to add it to my Christmas menu (for the adults anyway)

  • Reply Chrissy Barua November 11, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    So glad you and the pup are okay! Mrs. Doubtfire sounds like just the right medicine. I watched Beauty and the Beast for the same reason, because I needed daydreaming and songs and dancing candelabras rather than laughter. For that, this weekend!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 13, 2016 at 9:57 am

      OH MAN I wanna watch Beauty and the Beast haha. That sounds amazing.

  • Reply Cynthia Bliss November 11, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    How about a “good news” picture of Amelia !

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 13, 2016 at 9:57 am

      I need to take a photo of her today! I’ll do this, promise!

  • Reply KJ November 11, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    I made this tonite, moderate fail for me! Still tastes good but the wet to dry mixing part didn’t go to smooth. Still Tate’s good though! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Reply Alex November 12, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      It’s way off! I’m trying it now and it needs a cup more liquid. Something is off with the recipe.

      • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 12, 2016 at 3:51 pm

        ahhh ok! i’m going to try it right now! so sorry about this. are you still trying the recipe? im going to try it with 1 cup of apple cider if it’s too little.

        • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 12, 2016 at 4:06 pm

          ok ugh. it’s in the oven right now and it’s definitely 1 1/2 cup apple cider. i must’ve written it down wrong. i’m so sorry!

  • Reply Joanna November 12, 2016 at 7:12 am

    So happy to read that you and Amelia are ok! This has been a pretty awful week spent worrying about family and friends in the light of hateful actions by some. Ultimately there are tons of good, kind people in this world and we need to hold onto that and each other… though comfort food sure does help in times like these. Sending hugs across the internet to you or anyone who reads this who could use one right now <3

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 13, 2016 at 10:00 am

      Having this blog has shown me that people are good and kind and generous all over the world and for no real reason other than just wanting to be! I meet and speak to people who probably voted for the candidate who I didn’t vote for who are amazing people! I believe in the goodness in people. I’ll hold onto that for now. xoxo

  • Reply Stephanie Strickler November 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    I’ve faithfully followed your blog for years now and I’ve really come to love you and Amelia! Dog fights are terrifying and I’m so relieved that you’re all ok. Other events this week are also terrifying, but I’m trying so, so hard to believe that we can (and will) all band together to make this country a safe, loving place for people of all backgrounds. I wish you lots of love, comfort food, and funny movies!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 14, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      Stephanie! Thank you so much–you’re so sweet. This past week I’ve been smiling at people more sincerely, making sure I make eye contact, I’ve been saying thank you more intentionally. I’m praying and rooting for us ALL. And that part feels good. Sending love your way. xoxo

  • Reply Rachel November 14, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Ah poor Amelia! Glad she’s okay! The one time my dog was attacked, he sat down in the middle and just howled (it was more like a piercing screech) at the top of his lungs – it basically stunned/confused the big dogs who backed off before their owners could grab them.

    After this week, we all need carb coziness.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm

      Hahaha that is such a weird reaction. I love that though, it probably scared them away!! xoxo

  • Reply Emma @ Charlotte general contractors November 14, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Oh no! Just what a terrible tale. So delighted to review that you and Amelia are okay! This has actually been a very terrible week spent stressing over family and friends in the light of inhuman actions by some. You actually deserve some home cooking currently and yummy! that bread looks so delicious.

  • Reply Jill November 18, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Really want to make this. Is there a non-alcoholic option to substitute for the hard cider?

  • Reply Jill November 20, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    We made it with the hard cider and at 60 minutes it was still under cooked in center (although bamboo stick came out clean). We have an old oven and use an oven thermometer to calibrate. We cooked at 350. I’m not that experienced at baking so wonder if we should use only a cup of the cider. It came out doughy. can you offer any guidance?

  • Reply Rachel November 26, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    I just made this bread, and because the store ran out of hard cider, I used regular cider instead, thinking it would taste the same. But nooooo! The bread turned out to be so sour that I could hardly eat a bite. The apple crisps on the top are surprisingly delicious, though. Should I use apple juice next time?

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme November 26, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      oh noooo! that’s such a bummer. I probably would just use regular apple juice next time or even regular beer (like a pilsner) would be delicious.

      • Reply Rachel November 26, 2016 at 6:25 pm

        So glad I didn’t use my good cheddar.. I will try apple juice next time!
        However, I do find that the apples are much more sourer (which I happen to like) after baking, will the same thing happen to apple juice?
        Thank you for replying so fast though!