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Jan 19, 2008 11:26 AM

Jalapeno Cheese Bread

I am looking for some fresh baked Jalapeno Cheese Bread. I took a drive up and down our great State last weekend (Best in the Union in growing food, making food and for eating food with great views from a windshield) and stopped at my short list of places to eat. At House of Bread in San Louis Obispo I bought three loafs of Jalapeno Cheese Bread to take home. All three are now gone. It was a great week! Now I am searching for Jalapeno Cheese Bread here in L.A. I want some bread that would go well with whipped cream cheese. What I would like is bread that is dense & moist like a good bagel and can be sliced thin (maybe 3/8") but still be strong enough to hold the cream cheese. House of Bread has not yet come to the L.A. area so I am on a quest to find what L.A. does have. Any ideas?

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  1. bread bar on third does the alpine bread, which is very tasty, no jalapenos though, but very good cheese. it's not a loaf of bread but noah's bagels has the best jalapeno cheddar bagel..

    1. Actually, not sure what area you are in, but they are opening up a House of Bread here in Chatsworth. The sign is already up (it's in a newly built stripmall) but I don't know when they will be opening.

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        1. re: Diana

          Their web site actually says it's going to be in Northridge, but no address information was up yet.

          1. re: Diana

            It's in the new little strip mall they built on the corner of Devonshire and Mason. There is also going to be a Robek's Juice and a bank. They also closed the KFC there and are opening up a Sevan's Rotisserie chicken, which I'm excited about. I love Sevan's lamajeun (sp) -- armenian pizzas, so I'm hoping they will offer those too.

        2. Jalapeno Cheese Bagels from Brooklyn Bagel on Beverly Blvd, near Alvarado.

          1. Not exactly what you're looking for, but Rockenwagner bakery makes really good jalapeno cheese pretzel rolls, literally just pretzel rolls with cheese and jalapenos baked on them.

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            1. re: QualityMart

              This was going to be my recommendation as well. They are really good!


              1. re: Bon Vivant

                I third this one... It's fine just by itself... but if one is so inclined to adorn it with cream cheese, who would complain...?

            2. Trader Joe's does a pretty darn good JCB in their bread section; FWIW, they also have a jalapeno cornbread that's good too, and I don't usually like heat.

              Pavillon's Bakery also does one in its bakery section

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              1. re: Emme

                We also buy the one from Trader Joes. (Should have mentioned that in my previous post). It's not dense, but more fluffy, and it's baked in a bundt pan instead of loaf shape.

                I'm anxious for House of Bread to open up over here now so I can try their version!

                1. re: boogiebaby

                  I second Trader Joes bread as well. It's soooooooo good. It's true, it's not a very dense bread. It almost remind me of the texture or a croissant..or ensaymada. I sliced mine up and threw it in the oven to let it crisp up a bit. Yum.