Monday, March 9, 2009

Sweet Bread Mix--Monday Mix Up


Happy Monday! It's a cold dreary day here, a perfect day to heat up the oven and get some baking done!

This a very basic mix, but it had a lot of potential!
You need:
  • Flour
  • White (granulate) sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Salt

combine it all in a large bowl--this makes about 10 cups of mix

Mix it together good to get all the lumps out. We all know how brown sugar loves to clump together.

Store the mix in a sealable container, and mark it with what it is, and when it needs to be used by (within 6 months for this one)

Sweet Bread Mix
Recipe courtesy:
  • 6 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp baking soda
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar--packed
Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl with a whisk, this helps break up all the clumps. Store in a air-tight container, with label and date to use by (within 6 months)

Now, let's make some banana bread with this. I was sorting through my freezer the other day, and found a few bags of bananas that I froze to use for bread sometime. And then I promptly forget about them as soon as I closed to freezer door.
You need:
  • Sweet bread mix
  • eggs
  • bananas
  • oil
  • lemon juice
Mix everything together. At first I thought I didn't have enough wet ingredients, but it came together nicely!

See? that perfect, sticky bread mixture.

Grease your bread pan up good, and dump the mixture into it.

You'll need to cook it for a while, and make sure to test it for doneness. . . .I always have a hard time making sure the bread is done. . .this was a little underdone, and it cooked for over an hour!

Banana Bread
  • 3 1/2 cups sweet bread mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
  • optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 325degs F. Grease a bread pan. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into your bread pan and bake for about 1 hour o until done--test with a toothpick, when it comes out clean, it's done. Cool for a few minutes in the pan, then dump it out and cool completely on a wire rack.

Yum, it's great toasted with some butter on top! that's my favorite way to eat it.

1 comment:

  1. Umm I love sweet breads and I love to bake on a dreary day. It looks like it turned out great. We are about to get some rain for the next three days so I guess i will be baking. Ü


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