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…….. 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!!!!………..