Monday, September 19, 2011

DIY Groceries-A-Z Quick Bread

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Today I am posting a basic recipe for making quick bread.  Quick bread is wonderful  served with the sweet-flavored butters from last week.  This recipe could also be called Kitchen Sink Bread because almost anything except the kitchen sink can be put in it.

I usually puree fruits like apricots, peaches, and pears in my mini food processor or blender to make a sauce and then use the sauce.  I have also used them just chopped.

Any nut can be used in the bread.  Toasting them will add flavor.  If there are allergies or food tastes that eliminate nuts, they can also be omitted.

Other spices can be added in addition to or instead of the cinnamon.

For holiday baking, I put the batter in small loaf pans.  I usually put two or three different little loaves together with some sweet-flavored butters to give as a gift.


A to Z bread

3 c flour
1 t salt
1 t soda
3 t cinnamon
1/2 t baking powder
3 eggs
1 c oil
2 c sugar
2 c A-Z
3 t vanilla
1 c chopped nuts

Sift dry ingredients, set aside. Beat eggs in large bowl: add oil and beat well. Add A-Z and vanilla. Add dry ingredients, mixing well; add nuts.  Pour into two greased and floured 8x2-inch loaf pans.  Bake at 325 for 1 hour.   Cool in pan on rack.  Makes 2 loaves.

A-Z includes any of these:
apples- grated
applesauce
apricots
bananas
blueberries
boysenberries
blackberries
carrots, raw: grated; cooked: mashed
cherries
coconut
cranberries, fresh, frozen or dried
dates
figs
grapes
nectarines
oranges
peaches
pears
pineapple
prunes
pumpkin, cooked and mashed
raisins
raspberries
rhubarb
strawberries
summer squash, coarsely grated
sweet potatoes, raw: coarsely grated or cooked: mashed
winter squash, cooked and mashed
zucchini- grated

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3 comments:

  1. What a wonderfully versatile and delicious recipe! Thank you so much for sharing your culinary inspiration and great recipe on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17!

    Jenn

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  2. Yummy cake, I sure it is chocolate cake. I also cook cake same this shape of cake on my birthday, but it was strawberry cake. you remind my old days.

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  3. Great recipe! I've been mulling over an idea for Toffee Nut Latte Bread and this might make a good base recipe to use. Yum!

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