Bread Week! 2 words that used to strike fear into my heart – Regular readers may remember that over the past year I have grown in confidence with bread and yeast in particular. I was pleased to be working with Tesco Real Food for the Great Bloggers Bake Off challenge – I thought how hard can bread week be? Turns out, not that hard – It was Quick Breads that were the signature bakes this week – A combination of Baking Powder/Bicarbonate of Soda mixed with buttermilk to create a bread like texture without the aid of yeast (and also without waiting hours to prove).
I chose a combination of tarty dried cranberries and rich almond marzipan to flavour this quick bread – I haven’t used cranberries in a bake for ages. To add that little bit of luxury, I couldn’t resist a drizzle of white chocolate on top of the bread.
So how did it turn out? Well delicious, but rather cake like in texture as you can probably tell from the photos. Probably because I forgot to add the buttermilk to the mixture so its a miracle that it worked at all. Here’s the recipe (including the buttermilk) if you fancy having a go yourself.
I am hoping to add this to Jenny from Mummy Mishaps’ Great Bloggers’ Bake Off linky – This is my first week of being able to take part this year. Its been torture being away for so long – More about that later.
PS: Bake of the Week will be back with a full roundup tomorrow
This is a sponsored post – I was invited by Tesco to take part in the #GBBO challenge