Recipes and Cooking Brown Butter and Sausage Quick Bread 3.7 (15) With cheese and meat hidden in every bite of this easy bread recipe, this brown butter loaf eats more like a meal than a side. Quick bread recipes like this are perfect to serve at brunch get-togethers and potlucks. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 1, 2012 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Bake Time: 25 mins Total Time: 70 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 1 loaf Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup unsalted butter 1 sprig fresh sage 8 ounce Italian or fennel sausage 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 6 eggs, room temperature 2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel 3 ounce pecorino cheese, coarsely shredded ⅓ cup golden raisins, roughly chopped Fresh sage leaves (optional) Directions In a small saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add sage. Cook and stir, allowing the the butter to brown to a nutty color. Remove sage. Cool to room temperature. Remove sausage from casing, if necessary. In a large skillet heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Lightly sear the sausage, stirring and breaking it into small chunks as it cooks. Cook through (but don't allow it to sear too heavily). Transfer to a plate. Cool to room temperature or chill in the refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter an 8-inch cast iron skillet or 9-inch cake pan; set aside. In a medium bowl sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in black pepper. In a large bowl whisk eggs and lemon peel about 2 minutes, or until frothy. Stir in flour mixture. Add brown butter. Fold in the sausage, pecorino, and raisins. Pour batter into prepared skillet. Bake about 30 minutes (if using a cast-iron skillet) or about 25 minutes (if using a cake pan), or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from pan; cool on a wire rack. Top with fresh sage leaves, if desired. Serve warm. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 204 Calories 13g Fat 13g Carbs 7g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 204 % Daily Value * Total Fat 13g 17% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 100mg 33% Sodium 334mg 15% Total Carbohydrate 13g 5% Total Sugars 3g Protein 7g Vitamin C 1.2mg 6% Calcium 131.3mg 10% Iron 1.3mg 7% Potassium 106mg 2% Folate, total 32.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.