You know when you try and try something, but for some reason you just can't seem to get it to work? I get REALLY frustrated! Maybe it's the math teacher in me, I don't know. But it's KILLING me that I can't seem to make bread no matter how many different ways I try. I think I just need to shelve the idea of sharing some amazingly easy yeast bread with all of you until I can actually take a cooking class. Maybe it's just one of those things you have to learn by doing, you know?
Hey, if any family members are reading (and I know you are) a cooking class would be a great Christmas present... hint hint. Although... with my crazy mixed up schedule... maybe just a book about baking bread. One that makes it really easy, because apparently that's what I need haha! Can anyone recommend one?
Quick breads though like this Maple Syrup Raisin Bread - I'm all over those! I especially love that this one is only sweetened with maple syrup, no white or brown sugar. Next time I plan to try it with whole wheat flour, what a great bread for an autumn breakfast! This is great just snacking on it, but my favorite is with some butter and dunked into my coffee. Yum!
Maple Syrup Raisin Bread
from Gooseberry Patch - Taste of Autumn
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 egg, beaten
1 cup raisins
In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. With a large wooden spoon, stir in milk, maple syrup, and egg; mix well. Stir in raisins. Spread into a loaf pan sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes - one hour.
Ok, so while this bread is amazing and I could make quick breads like this all day long, I WILL conquer making real bread if it kills me, people!! :)