Market Bounty: Truffle Oil Bread

The crowds around the Bread Ovens at Quail Creek Farms' stand at the Penn Quarter FreshFarm Market should tell you something good is going on. Their tables are stacked high with beautifully browned loaves of bread, muffins and other baked goods.

The rustic Italian potato bread (at left) drew me in on its looks alone. Then I found out that it has white truffle oil in it, and I was sold. The truffle flavor is pretty subtle, but it's a delicious bread nonetheless — crunchy on the outside and moist inside.

Try it with Blue Ridge Dairy's fresh mozzarella melted on top (at right). Just pat the cheese dry first so you don't get soggy toast.

Quail Creek's breads can be found at the Penn Quarter FreshFarm Market on Thursdays, the Arlington Farmers Market on Saturdays, and a few other places.