Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mmmm... Carrot Bread

I thought I'd tell you all about my VERY most favorite Homemade Gourmet item, the Basic Sweet Bread! This was one of the very first mixes I ever sampled and to this day is still one of my favorites. Let's get down to business! Get out your bag o' Sweet Bread.

The best part of this mix is that it can be whatever you want it to be. Add pumpkin for Pumpkin Bread. Add applesauce for apple bread, zucchini, bananas, whatever you think makes a good bread, throw it in there!
You will always need 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of oil. I decided to experiment tonight and make carrot raisin bread. Mmmm...
For this one, flip the flap in the other side to determine how much "mix-ins" to add. Since I dreamed up this recipe, I decided to add 1 cup of carrot puree. The instructions tell you how long to bake the bread; there are times for the entire loaf, mini loaves, muffins, etc..

By carrot puree, I mean baby food carrots. Hey! This recipe is meant to be easy! Could you imaging slicing and cooking and pureeing the carrots? Nope, me neither.

Hey Godiva, whatcha looking at?

Then a 1/2 cup of raisins.

I decided to make mini loaves in my Pampered Chef stoneware pan. (I love their stoneware!)

Bake for 35 minutes and flip them onto the drying rack!

Mmmm!!! These would also make GREAT gifts to teachers, neighbors, your hairdresser. Just wrap them up in some festive plastic wrap, slip a a bow and a tag on them and off you go!