Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mix it Monday: Tuesday Edition

When I was in school, my teachers always wrote notes on my report card saying "doesn't use time wisely". I guess this post is an example of how some things never change.
This weekend, I baked a quick bread. I love quick breads, preciously because they are quick. No kneading or yeast involved. This week's selection is a Buttermilk Chocolate Bread. It only takes about 10 minutes from the time you start until you put it in the oven. I followed the recipe with only a few changes. For the flour I used a 50/50 whole wheat/white flour blend. I buy flour already mixed this way, I don't measure it out for each recipe. I think it is King Arthur brand. It seems to work just as well as white all purpose flour for most things. However, do not try to use it to flour a pan or to roll out dough, you will end up with little whole grains everywhere. I also added about a 1/4 cup of flax seed meal. If you are interested in flax seed, this is a good website for more information. It can be used as a substitute for flour, fat or egg, but mostly I just add to the recipe. The taste is barely detectable. I also added two big spoonfuls of Nutella, just because I like Nutella. Nutella is a spread and I added it after the dry ingredients, so it didn't blend very well. If I was going to do it again I would add the Nutella with the butter and eggs at the beginning and beat them all together. I baked it for about 45 minutes and it came out perfect. A very yummy treat for breakfast or as a snack. Try it out, it's quick!


Mandee - I Think You Should said...

We seriously need to combine our efforts and talents of baking and cooking. How did you get off without baking anything at our reunion last year?

Swistle said...

CHOCOLATE quick bread? I'm THERE.