Thursday, September 8, 2011
Peanut Butter Quick Bread
Happy Thursday guys! I'm absolutely exhausted from this week already! And I've got to work through Saturday before I get to have my "weekend"! Hopefully I'll make it.
I'm pretty stoked that tonight - in about 30 minutes, the official NFL regular season starts! Football season is probably my favorite time of year. Go Eagles! And as an avid Peyton Manning-hater... I'm glad the sad little puppy dog is sitting out for a couple of months, but I digress.
Let's talk peanut butter. I've found a new love. Move over JIF (I keep it old school), I've got a new favorite. And I'm pretty sure I'm late on this bandwagon, too. But better late than never! Peanut Butter & Co. Bee's Knees is the SHIZ! I find myself just eating spoonfuls throughout the day because it's so good. So I knew that using up the last bit of it in this bread was bittersweet because I'd be using up the last of it (I can always restock right?!), but also genius, because when you use good ingredients, good things happen right? Right!
Adapted from the 1945 Edition of The Boston Cooking School Cook Book
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup peanut butter (I highly recommend using PB&Co!)
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon heavy cream
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a fork, incorporate peanut butter and beaten egg. Stir in milk until a smooth batter is formed.
Grease a loaf pan and pour in batter. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
Let rest on a cooling rack for about 10 minutes, or until cool enough to handle.
To make glaze, combine cream, powdered sugar, and peanut butter until smooth.
Remove bread from pan and pour glaze over top.
This was pretty tasty. If you're a peanut butter lover, you'd definitely love this! It's something I don't see a lot of - especially when zucchini breads are so popular right now! Hey... zucchini peanut butter bread - I think I may be on to something. I'll experiment and get back to you guys!
See you guys tomorrow! It's TGIF!