I know I’m home when……….

The aroma of fresh baked bread is filling my little Texas “space”! Earlier today, I was trying to catch up with all my friends’ blog posts when I came upon friend Karen’s post (her blog: “Quilts…..etc”). She resides in NW Arkansas, an area that has also found itself in winter’s frigid grip. Her solution to such cold blasts is similar to mine. Aside from stitching, baking is the activity of choice. The results of her post is this yummy loaf……..IMG_7893    Her “Banana Walnut Bread” recipe (found here) is wonderful!! I made 1/2 the recipe using just shy of 3 cups of bread flour but kept the brown sugar amount the same. The bread is a very mild….very……banana flavor that is excellent! The other substitution I made was craisins for the dates (which I did not have!). After the first raise, I shaped it into an artisan loaf, place it on parchment on a pizza pan. Let raise again and baked it for 30 minutes at 350F. Thank you, Karen, for this fab addition to my bread baking repertoire!!!!!

I must get back to stitching!!!!………..


About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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11 Responses to I know I’m home when……….

  1. Karen Goad says:

    so glad you enjoyed it! I almost used my golden raisins instead of the dates – but the dates were already open and left open from a Xmas bread recipe and needed to be used up! enjoy your Texas time!

  2. daniellajoe says:

    Yum!! Enjoy!!
    Happy New Year 2017!!!
    I just might try that recipe too 😀

    • treadlemusic says:

      Back at you!!!! The recipe is really an easy one. I didn’t use a mixer….used a wooden spoon and kneaded in the last flour til the appropriate texture. Our place was cool enough that I set the covered dough bowl in another that had warm water in it!!! Didn’t expect THAT here in South Texas!!!! LOL!!!!

  3. Debbierose says:

    Doreen your killing me. The MOTH hasn’t baked bread in ages and I long for that wonderful aroma 🙂 – and before anyone comments – bread is his thing I do 95% of the cooking – so I’m not getting him to give that little task up 🙂

  4. Yummmy Your bread looks great.

  5. I can almost smell and taste that bread. 🙂

    • treadlemusic says:

      This is really a good breakfast toast candidate! I love banana quick bread but I even prefer this one a tad more! The milder banana flavor is very appealing (toasted with peanut butter!!!).

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