Thursday, July 16, 2009

Blueberry cake masquerading as bread

I love to make bread.

I however, have not completely mastered the whole yeast thing... and by mastered, I mean, I really cant use yeast at all because I have no clue what I am doing with it, which is a problem when making bread.

The water is too hot and kills the yeast, or it is too cool and it does not activate, and when do you really know its ready anyway?

There are thousands of things that can wrong with yeast. I know, because I have experienced 947 of them.

Anyway...I try to solve my little problem by looking for bread recipes without yeast.

I also love blueberries. I really love them.

I love them so much I pay $5 for each small container of them in the dead of winter to put fresh ones in my morning oatmeal... and I go through two of them a week. (I think my husband may have just passed out....) Now that the blueberries are $1.50 for the large containers, I have been buying extra to throw in the freezer.

So I love bread recipes without yeast and blueberries.

Blueberry bread!

This recipe I got from recipezaar was a little disappointing as it was not really bread.... it was cake, just calling itself bread. Every time I had a piece, I said to anyone in earshot, "This is not bread. This is secretly cake calling itself bread." and anyone in earshot did not really care, as they were busy eating all the cake, I mean, bread. No one else was complaining about it.

This is the recipe I found, with my own modifications:

Pre-heat oven to 350.

Mix 3/4 cup sugar with 3 cups of complete pancake mix, 1/2 cup milk (I used buttermilk), 1/2 cup chopped black walnuts (I used 1 cup walnuts), 1 egg and 1 cup blueberries (I used 1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries).

Bake in two loaf pans for 40-45 minutes.

Another hint that it is not really taste best when it is cooled and not hot, straight from the oven.

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Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thanks for the recipe.. I've started a file.. intend to do some "heavy" baking this file. This one goes to the top of the list... Happy Foodie Friday..
hugs ~lynne~

PAT said...

I don't have much luck with yeast breads so your delicious bread is right down my alley.

Great idea freezing those blueberries!

The Desperate Cook said...

I also love blueberries and just bought some today, mine were $2.50 a container. Your recipe sounds great!!! I am going to have to give it a try.

Unknown said...

My grand-daughter love blueberries, when we go to the store blueberries always end up in my basket. I will need to make this recipe for them soon.
Thanks!!! Geri

Lori E said...

Blueberries are truly a wonder food. So healthy. Makes up for the cake part of it right?

Kristen said...

I can totally understand your yeast thing, as I was "yeast challenged" for years. I use instant yeast now and have become a baker. Anyway, your cake, ahem, I mean bread sounds delicious.

From the Old InkWell said...

I love blueberries too! I buy them in big containers at Costco and eat them every morning with yogurt. They are one of the fruits that are best for you nutritionally too! I will have to try your blueberry bread, uh, cake recipe. thanks!

The Fajdich Times said...

This sounds easy enough. I like the blueberries, but I have red raspberries growing......that might be pretty good too:)

bj said...

O, I am not good at making yeast bread either. I buy the frozen kind!! :O)
Can't wait to try this..sure sounds good.

Mary Bergfeld said...

This sounds delicious. Blueberries are a favorite of everyone at this time of year. Your recipe will get a lot of use over the next fw weeks. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Unknown said...

Love those blueberries, and they are so good for you - bread or cake - I'll take them. Beginning August 5, I will be hosting Crock Pot Wednesdays at, and I hope you will join me. THERE WILL BE PRIZES:)!!!

E. Tyler Rowan said...

Can we have this cake, um, bread for breakfast one day when we visit? (Though it could be sans the walnuts - not a fan of nuts.) :)

Unknown said...

It's a quick bread, and yes, quick breads can be very cake like! This sounds yummy - I might have to give it a try!

SouthernGal said...

I love blueberries and this sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

Christi @ A Southern Life

LillyB said...

Thank you for the recipe! I am another one that just waste money on yeast because I cannot work it properly or make it work LOL so I side step it too!!
Have a great weekend!!

imjacobsmom said...

This sounds like a great "cake" recipe. I bet this would be a great Sunday morning recipe. ~ Robyn

Susan said...

What a fun recipe- Ill have to try it. Thanks so much-

Its So Very Cheri said...

This sounds yummy. We used to go blueberry picking at a farm when we lived in KS.

july give away going on

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a wonderful solution to the yeast problem. The bread sounds scrumptious.