Monday, February 27, 2012

The Daring Bakers February Challenge: Quick Bread

The Daring Bakers’ February 2012 host was – Lis! Lisa stepped in last minute and challenged us to create a quick bread we could call our own. She supplied us with a base recipe and shared some recipes she loves from various websites and encouraged us to build upon them and create new flavor profiles.

I used the basic quick bread recipe, but with a bit of a twist. I made a cinnamon sugar crumble and added it to the middle and to the top of the bread. It turned it more into a loaf of coffee cake rather than bread, but it was delicous either way.

Basic Quick Bread

Recipe from Sara Schewe

2 cups  all-purpose (plain) flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup buttermilk or soured milk*
1 large egg
1/4 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

4 tablespoons butter melted
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Combine and mix well.


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan with butter and line with parchment paper cut to fit the length and width of the pan, with enough overhang to allow easy removal after baking. Grease the top sheet of parchment.
  2. In large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking soda and salt to combine. Make a well in the center and set aside.
  3. Lightly whisk (butter) milk, egg, oil, and extract to combine. Pour into well and stir until just mixed into a batter. The batter will be lumpy and may still show a few streaks of flour.
  4. Pour half of batter into prepared pan, add in 1/2 of the crumble mixture and then top with remaining batter and toppings. 
  5. Bake for 40-60 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Start checking at 40 minutes.
  6. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely before slicing.


  1. Oh, that looks delicious!! I'll have to try it. :) Thanks!

    Hope you have a great new week.

    Jim's surgery is tomorrow, anxious to have that over with and hopefully all goes well.

    Love, Linda

  2. Yum! I made a similar loaf for one of mine. You can't go wrong with cinnamon and brown sugar! Nice job on the challenge!

  3. Your coffee cake looks amazing, and I bet it tasted even better! :) Great job!

  4. This is in the oven right now! :) Thanks for your wonderful recipes - they always seem to work out well for me.

    Love, Linda


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