Jalapeno cheddar loaf
A local chain of bakeries here in Chicagoland makes specialty loaves a couple days a week and there are some that you have to reserve in advance to get any sometimes. My favorite is a whole wheat with (literally) chunks of cheddar and jalapeno pieces all throughout the loaf. They used to make them like a regular sandwich loaf, but now it's more of a round hearth style.
I've tried for the last 13 years to duplicate it, but it always seems to come out too dense. What I really like about the loaf is that you can actually see the cheese and peppers throughout.
I'm not really sure what to look for in a recipe like this. Most everything I've found that uses cheddar is shredded, not chunky. I prefer slices of whole, fresh jalapeno. Does anybody out there have anything close to this?