Monday, November 21, 2011

Why Does This Happen When I Am In A Hurry

Epic quick bread fail today. I didn't even have the heart to take a picture of the thing. It is just too cruel a vision.  A recipe that has never failed me before....

But I made one small change.

Deb how many times have I told you NOT to change the recipe when you are serving something to guests. DOPE SLAP!

It is Orange Raspberry Pecan Bread. It is delicious. I got everything out to make a loaf for Thanksgiving.

Hmmmmm, no raspberries in the freezer in the kitchen. I could have SWORN that there were some in there.

Rummage, rummage, rummage, rummage.

No raspberries. BUT, there were a ton of blueberries. And Blueberry Orange Pecan bread sounded delicious. I can substitute the blueberries for the raspberries! Cool.

Mixed it all up. Popped it in the oven. Baked the requisite time. The dough TESTED done , in several places mind you, with one of my wooden skewers. It was beautifully brown and crusty on the top. So I took it out and set it on the counter and made the orange juice and sugar glaze for it.

I am poking holes in the top of the bread with a metal skewer so that the glaze can soak down into the bread. I poke the top......the crusty lovely top......

And a big, crusty chunk collapses into a giant blueberry inspired sink hole right down into the center of the loaf.

I said a bad word.

Then I thought, hmmmm, I bet I can just put this thing back into the over and bake it some more. But I don't think so cuz the top is collapsed. And it just won't look right. And I would have to explain, although half the relatives read this blog.

So Mimi. We won't be having this bread at Thanksgiving. But I don't think we will be lacking for things to eat. And I have other breads.

But DANG IT! My mouth was all set for Blueberry Orange Pecan Bread.

1 comment:

  1. Silly girl. I had a TON of raspberries in my freezer! Granted, I would have saved the ones I picked for myself, but I would have gladly given you my store-bought ones!

    Tsk, tsk, tsk.


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