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Quick Breads

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Expiration Loaf

July 14, 2017 - 5:49am -- andychrist

Was woken by a skunk marking her territory outside my open bedroom window early this morning, which put me in a foul mood. Stumbled into the kitchen where I gathered together all the past-dated ingredients remaining in my pantry to make this rotten banana bread. Think the egg carton read DEC 29; walnuts expired in May and the flours, butter, chocholate, sugars, raisins and leavening were all years old. 

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Rye Soda Bread

June 6, 2017 - 1:48am -- JonNornIron

Hi there,

I have a whole wheat soda bread recipe I use that gives me good results. I decided to try replacing the whole wheat with whole rye. I also replaced the buttermilk with stout and a little vinegar.

So far so good, the loaf rose beautifully then 10 minutes in sunk like the titanic! I left it to finish cooking so I could still taste it.  The flavour is spot on. Not too dense, nice crumb, nice and moist.

What happened, I thought quick breads work well with low gluten grain?

Would adding vital wheat gluten make any difference?

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Lemon and Blackcurrant Yogurt Loaf

May 28, 2017 - 4:54pm -- preppymcprepperson

A last-minute request from a friend to bring 'something sweet' to a Sunday brunch led to putting this together from whatever I had in the kitchen. It was very well received, very moist and great flavor, though I think it could have had a lighter crumb had I been a bit more gentle when folding in the flour.


1. Preheat oven to 180F, and grease a loaf pan.

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Boston Brown Bread

December 22, 2016 - 7:11am -- Weizenbrot

It's been a hectic week--no time for slow-rise baking--so I tried a baking-soda-raised recipe for Boston Brown Bread that I found in Stan Ginsberg's The Rye Baker. The recipe said to mix the ingredients together, put the batter in a greased loaf pan, seal the pan with greased aluminum foil, and bake at 200°F/90°C for 3 hours.


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