Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Oatmeal Breakfast Bread
This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Natalie of Oven Love. This is one of those recipes that I would normally have waited to post because, well, I wasn't wild about it. So normally I would wait to see what others thought of it and if I was in the minority, I'd make it again and try to make it successful. But as I write this, Ramadan starts tomorrow and I have posts to write, the house to tidy, laundry to do and, oh yes, lots of work too. So re-baking this one isn't going to get done.
Where did I go wrong? Dorie writes that this recipe is reminiscent of a couple decades ago when replacing the fat in recipes with applesauce was all the rage. I used organic applesauce from Trader Joe's. I used chopped dried apricots from Andy's Orchard, dipping into my precious stash for a handful of these beauties to make my bread. I doubled the streusel and put some in the middle of the loaf and the rest on the top as Dorie suggests. So far so good, right?
Afraid not. Although my loaf tested done, it was a bit damp in the middle. Was it the applesauce, the apricots, the extra sugar from the streusel? I have no idea. But it wasn't just the dampness, it was the weird taste (this was another one that I made while I had a cold/sinus thing going on, so the taste problem could have been mine).
Sorry, Natalie, I really wanted to like this one! I hope you and the other TWD bakers had a better experience with it than I did.
*******PLEASE NOTE: Lethally Delicious is on hiatus for the month of Ramadan. I will be responding to comments but not keeping up with my Google Reader or visiting bloggers other than those who leave comments. I'll be back around Sept. 10th with a spirit refreshed by this blessed month of fasting and prayer. Peace.