Unexpected Deliciousness at Yeast Nashville: Sriracha Bread



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A couple of weeks ago, Chris Chamberlain told you about Yeast Nashville opening. People really seemed excited over their kolaches, so I decided to stop in and check it out. I love kolaches! Well, I thought I did. It seems (it is) that I confused kolaches and knishes. Which I would not have done if I’d paid more attention to Chris’ photo (and words). Regardless, I’m a fan of just about any pastry, so this would not be a trip wasted by any means.

I stopped in around noon and to my surprise, there were still kolaches available, so I got a cherry kolache. But my eyes were immediately drawn to a rolled loaf of bread that had hints of bright reddish-orange peeking through. What is that? Sriracha cheese bread.

Yes, Sriracha cheese bread. As it appeared to me, it was, at first, pizza dough. But then it was lovingly coated with Sriracha hot sauce and very lightly sprinkled with cheese and, finally, rolled into a log and baked. I had to have it. Though I really expected it to be too hot for me, I knew my husband would love it.

Once I got home, I tried it. Delicious. The bread was crispy on the outside and chewy inside like a perfect pizza crust. And then the heat kicked in. Not burn-your-lips heat, but enough to make you aware of what you’re eating (and enjoy it). After several more bites, I set it aside and set about figuring out what to serve for dinner that would go with it.

After a lot of thought, I settled on peanut noodles (adapted slightly from this recipe). The cucumbers were the perfect way to cool down after a bite of the sriracha bread and the peanut sauce (with its own bit of Sriracha) was exactly what I hoped would complement the bread well. Special bonus: Even the toddler liked the peanut noodles and the Sriracha bread. In short: I highly recommend this bread. Oh, and the cherry kolache was good, too!

Know before you go: Sriracha bread may not be available when you pick up your morning kolache or other breakfast item. Check their Twitter and Facebook feeds to see when it’s available.

Yeast Nashville

805 Woodland St., Suite 300
(in the same new strip of shops with Nashville Sweets)
Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m.-noon
(615) 678-4592

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