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Re: Check Out this Unusual Way to Make Sweet Bread
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 05:27:29 PM »

lol

Now, why didn't I ever think of that?

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Re: Check Out this Unusual Way to Make Sweet Bread
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2018, 11:43:05 AM »

What a fun recipe, sewsy.

Who knew that a cup of ice cream and 3/4 cup of self-rising flour could make a delicious bread?

I'm going to try this.

Thanks!

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Re: Check Out this Unusual Way to Make Sweet Bread
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2018, 04:37:58 PM »

Yep. Let us know how it turns out, will 'ya?
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Re: Check Out this Unusual Way to Make Sweet Bread
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2018, 11:54:58 AM »

Well, I tried it, done the way the MSN 'blog post link described, with only 2 ingredients and a loaf pan.

Imagine my surprise when the mixture only raised about 3/4 of an inch in the pan. ???  It didn't look at all like this photo from the link:



After it cooled, I cut it into bars. The taste was OK but not very sweet. More like a vehicle needing butter and jam, which is, after all, one of bread's main duties, IMO.

So I traced back to the original article from the Taste of Home site,

There I learned that the loaf pan used must be a mini-pan 5.75 x 3.5 x 2 inches. Big difference. Plus their photo of the actual loaf produced was more realistic:



So I'm going to repeat the bake today following the 3-ingredient Taste of Home recipe and the appropriate size loaf pan.

Stay posted.  :)

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Re: Check Out this Unusual Way to Make Sweet Bread
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2018, 01:24:28 PM »

Thanks for doing the sleuthing, Kate! The second article did say that the bread wasn't sweet, but it sure does look as though it would be in the picture. And, thanks for the mention of what the "real" size of the loaf pan should be. Hope the next loaf turns out better than the first.
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Re: Check Out this Unusual Way to Make Sweet Bread
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2018, 07:05:18 PM »

I just made the second loaf, using all 3 ingredients

1 cup butter pecan ice cream, softened
3/4 cup self rising flour
1 Tbl sugar

in the mini-loaf pan.

It tastes much better with the sugar, IMO. And of course the texture is soooo much better, when made in the appropriate mini-loaf pan.

I'll be making the 3-ingredient recipe again. Just the right amount of sweetness.

The MSN 'blog post said that she could not tell the difference between the non-sugar vs the sugar recipe. To me there is a huge difference.

My only complaint is that the top of the loaf did not brown in the 30 minutes that I left it in the oven (25 minutes at 350 is recommended). It's really pale. Not sure what to do about that except perhaps increase the oven temp to 375F

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Re: Check Out this Unusual Way to Make Sweet Bread
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2018, 09:01:24 PM »

Thanks for the report, Kate. I'm glad to see that the sugar did make a difference. To me, it looks like it should be a sweet bread rather than a savory loaf. I was figuring on adding anywheres from a half to a whole cup of sugar.* I'll follow your lead and use the amount directed. I don't have a small loaf pan, this may be my excuse to get one.

*eta. That was before you stated that the loaf pan used was the smaller one. It'd be waaaay too sweet, using all that sugar for such a small loaf. OTOH, what I may do is double the recipe so that there's ample quantity to fill a standard size loaf pan and experiment with adding a bit more sugar.

Come to think of it, adding more sugar may help with browning the top of the loaf. When I make one, I'll let you know.
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Re: Check Out this Unusual Way to Make Sweet Bread
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2018, 01:00:49 PM »

Thanks, sewsy. I'll watch this spot for your results. I think it would be cute to make a batch in a multi-mini loaf pan like this one



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Re: Check Out this Unusual Way to Make Sweet Bread
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2018, 01:27:33 PM »

Maybe sprinkle the sugar on top?  It would help with the browning and sweeten things up a bit.  I was also thinking of some sort of glaze.  Fortunately, I dont keep self rising flour on hand so I wont be tempted to try this.
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Re: Check Out this Unusual Way to Make Sweet Bread
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2018, 08:32:17 PM »

Martha, you can make your own self-rising flour by following the instructions on the recipe's Taste of Home site:


Ingredients

    1 cup butter pecan ice cream, softened
    3/4 cup self-rising flour
    1 tablespoon sugar

Directions

    In a small bowl, combine the ice cream, flour and sugar. Transfer to a 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Editor's Note
As a substitute for self-rising flour, place 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 3/4 cup.
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Re: Check Out this Unusual Way to Make Sweet Bread
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2018, 08:43:35 PM »

Cool, Kathryn!  I knew that my lack of self rising flour could be overcome easily.  Almost as easily as my willpower not to have cake and ice cream available, haha.
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Re: Check Out this Unusual Way to Make Sweet Bread
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2018, 09:03:52 PM »

Cool, Kathryn!  I knew that my lack of self rising flour could be overcome easily.  Almost as easily as my willpower not to have cake and ice cream available, haha.

That's the problem with willpower: it has to be perfect.  It's an all-or-nothing situation, and very few humans are able to change their behavior permanently without a few practice sessions relapses. 

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