Sunday, January 11, 2009
Spice Bread from Biscuit Mix
I'm lovin' my biscuit mix! Last night I made some quick bread with the homemade mix, and I am pleased to report that it worked wonderfully. I never would have thought that you could use biscuit mix to make a quick bread! But you can, and it works!
3 cups biscuit mix
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup milk or water
Preheat oven to 350 and generously grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine biscuit mix, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and nuts until blended. Combine egg and milk or water in a small bowl. Add all at once to dry ingredients. Blend. Pour batter into prepared pan. Level top of batter with a spoon. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. My loaf wasn't done in 45 minutes, so I kept checking every five minutes, and it ended up taking about 60-65 minutes. So if the toothpick doesn't come out clean the first time, keep checking every few minutes until it does.
Let stand 5-10 minutes in pan. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.
I didn't get pictures of the bread sliced, as it was for a church function and I brought it whole. So I just have a couple bad-lighting-because-it-was-dark-outside pictures of the whole loaf (p.s. It looks burnt on the corner but that's just the lighting - it wasn't overly done at all). But it did slice nicely, and from what I heard, it was enjoyed by everyone who tried some. I had a piece and really liked it. Jeff liked it so much he had four pieces.
So there you have it, yet another fun recipe for using homemade biscuit mix.