Sunday, October 17, 2010

Heavenly Cake - Splendiferous Quick Bread


This was parve and delicious. I would have preferred it a tad sweeter or more aromatic. Maybe next time I'll use dark brown sugar and/or perhaps vanilla sugar.

Mis en place:

I left the flour out of the mis en place since I  have gone off the deep end and bought 75 pounds of flour in large open bags in the kitchen (with curious little kids around to boot.)

Dry ingredients.

Wet ingredients. I used light brown muscavado.

I used the food processor for this and made a double recipe as well (I was almost 100% sure I would like it and was not disappointed.)

Add flour, nuts etc.

The short fat pan took 30 minutes while the long thin one took 45-50 minutes to bake.



Unlike other HC Bakers, I felt like this was a bit of a hassle to make. All the vegetables type objects made this lean outside  the realm of the "baking zone." Perhaps Pretzel-Rod Sterling dictates the world I bake in...


  1. Your bread looks wonderful! I admire how you always managed to substitute ingredients correctly and make them into parve.

  2. Excellent thought about dark brown sugar and vanilla sugar.

  3. Your breads look great. I love the Laurel & Hardy analogy, haha. Did you see my suggestions in my post to "up" the flavor in this bread? Btw, I just added more "baking w/Marie" pictures to my blog post.

  4. woah look at you and your giant bags of flour! now you are officially hardcore.

    laurel and hardy look delicious. despite all their work, would you make this again?

  5. I appreciate your huge flour bags! I can't believe I'm nearly out of the eleven bags of sugar that were in my cupboard. Your bread turned out quite nice. I thought it could be a bit sweeter but then I have a terrible sweet tooth so wasn't sure.

  6. I'm still amazed how you turn these things out in a tiny little oven! And seriously, I'm this CLOSE to going the deep end as well and buying the BIG bag of sugar and flour. The only thing that keeps me from doing it is that I don't know where to store them.

    We seriously need to move to a bigger place.

  7. Wow! That's a lot of flour! I agree about it not being super quick to make. I think it was mainly all of the prep stuff that took a while for me.

  8. ב''ה

    Thank you all for your nice comments.

    Hanaa: Great spice suggestions. I'm also going to keep your lemon trick in mind.

    Monica: Since these were parve I was actually able to bake these in the regular oven. It may have helped. May the Almighty grant you your hearts desire for a bigger place.

  9. Hahaha - love the names Laurel and Hardy.


  10. I look on enviously at those industrial sized bags of flour. Do you think Santa would bring me some for Christmas if I added it to my list?

    I hope you don't come into the kitchen one morning to find flour angel shapes on the floor!

    Great loaves.

    Though you might have to explain this to me...

    "Perhaps Pretzel-Rod Sterling dictates the world I bake in..."

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    Nicola: Rod Serling narrated "The Twilight Zone." I, however, sometimes veer into "The Baking Zone."

    If you are not familiar:

  12. Lovely loafs! I'm sorry you thought they were a hassle. They look really great though :).