I’ve been having a hard time getting back into the blogging way – I’ve still been enjoying not being on the computer a ton! I’m debating just blogging when I have something to say instead of feeling obligated to do so all the time on this blog, but at the same time, the schedule I had before was nice. Maybe I’ll do one post a week on here or something, I dunno. I’ve been slacking on doing things on the computer in general, so really have to get back on the ball with doing the things I actually need to do on the computer lol.
I decided to group these both in the same post, because in all honesty I don’t have much to say about the cherry bread. I made these both a while ago, so no pictures, but if you’re interested in the banana bread recipe, I used this one – and it turned out delicious! I didn’t have a big enough pan to do the entire batter in one go, so I split it between two cake pans. It baked really well. I was a tad skeptical about adding the oats into the recipe, but I know they absorb moisture. Some of the oats didn’t absorb exactly, so there were a few oat flakes in the finished product, but it added to the texture for me. I’d really been wanting to do banana bread for months (since I did the apple cinnamon bread earlier this year) so I was happy that I finally remembered to pick up an extra bunch of bannanas while shopping so I could make the recipe. Next banana themed baked good I want to make is a banana cream pie, because every time I buy one form the store it has nuts in it which I don’t like. That’s one thing I love about making my own baked goods – I can customize it however I want! I don’t like whole nuts in things, and neither does the rest of my family, so I figure if I ever add nuts I’ll just pulverize the nuts into a powder for the flavor of the nuts instead of having chopping annoying nuts in my batter.
I’ve been watching Bigger Bolder Baking for a whiel now, and this was the first recipe I’ve tried from her. I have so many others saved I want to try, but this one was a good one to start with – I was sold on her recipes before, but now I am even mooore sold because having tried one it’s soooo good! Next recipe of hers I want to try is chocolate cream puffs, they seem really easy and really delicious!
The cherry bread I decided to do on a whim. I had an entire bag of cherries (I love cherries and had wanted them for a while, so was happy to get some at the store) but my family wasn’t eating them fast enough. So I decided to take them and make a cherry bread. This recipe is known as a quick bread, so nice and simple. I didn’t have the cherry juice to make a glaze with, because I wasn’t using canned cherries, so decided to make the brrread without said glaze (or any glaze) and boy, was that a mistake. The bread was rather bland tasting, the closest thing I could relate it to was a scone. I like scones a lot, but this was like…a bad tasting scone lol. After I put some vanilla frosting on, wow the difference! It brought out all of the flavor I was missing from it being plain, and the day after it tasted more like a good scone. I usually improvise on a recipe if I want to try something different, but this was the first time I did so and the results weren’t favorable. So, I learned that If I do a bread like this again, to definitely glaze it. When I made this I didn’t have any powdered sugar either, so I didn’t try just a normal glaze. But I guess these types of breads need to glaze to bring out the flavor, because the ingredients aren’t as bam as other sweets I’ve made. Nice learning experience! I don’t know if I’d make this bread again, though: All in all, I wasn’t a huge fan of it, but I may try it again some day and see if I change my mind on it’s taste.
And those are the two breads I’ve made lately that I hadn’t made BEFORe! Now I need to make one more thing to catch up with my bake one thing a month new years resolution, and I’ll be set. Like I sadi in my last post, I think the net thing will be pita bread, but we’ll see if my mood changes!