Sunday, October 20, 2013

Surprise! Quickbread

I don't know about you, but I don't necessarily put the word "sourdough" and "quick" together.  So when I saw that this month's project for Sourdough Surprises was sourdough quick breads, I giggled at the oxymoron, then drooled over the tasty possibilities. 
And then I waited.  I am not sure what I waited for...  time? inspiration? energy?  Well,  I waited a bit long.  I made my quick bread today.  On posing day.  But it still counts, right?!  I made Cinnamon Sourdough Muffins.  But I made them it as a loaf instead of muffins.  Because I wasn' patient enough to deal with the muffin tins!  (Pretty much the same general reason why I make cookie bars instead of cookies!)
I actually started last night with the starter mixture.  Equal parts starter and flour.  Eve is a pretty wet starter, but even after an overnight, my mixture seemed pretty thick:
Then I added in (most of) the other ingredients - egg, brown sugar (instead of honey), salt, vanilla, oil, cinnamon.  I wasn't so worried about how thick it was anymore!
When these two mixtures were well combined it was time to add the magic - baking soda!  Just look at those bubbles:
Before baking I decided to add a layer of cinnamon sugar to the top of my loaf, because how can more cinnamon hurt a cinnamon bread?
Out of the oven and cooling, this smelled amazing:
Sliced and ready to taste:
Really good.  I kept nibbling at this until I had to leave the house this morning.  Even my four year old, who doesn't love sourdough as much as I do, was asking for seconds.  This was an awesome treat!!
Check out what my fellow sourdough friends made this month, you are sure to find something to tempt your tummy!

8 comments:

  1. Mmmmmm, I can almost smell the tantalizing aroma of hot cinnamon, brown sugar and vanilla. Yum! I would much rather have a slice off a loaf than a muffin; it just seems more special. Go figure.

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  2. YUM - that looks so good, and I bet the cinnamon sugar on top gave it an awesome crunch!!

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  3. Love cinnamon! Sometimes the simplest breads are the most tasty. It's always a good sign when you can't leave it alone!

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  4. Oh I love cinnamon! I'll have to make these as muffins (as they are my preference to loaves). Great job!

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  5. Cinnamon and sourdough! Oh yes! I bet they were divine!

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  6. Yum, these look delicious! I feel the opposite about muffins - I would rather mess with muffin tins than attempt to cook a loaf which is never ever all the way done inside. LOL

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  7. Cool to see a fermented quickbread! I was wondering how that would work, being that with a regular quickbread, you don't want to overmix anything, but it looks like your bread had a nice texture. And the cinnamon sugar on top - YUM!

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  8. Such a beautiful, soft crumb! And cinnamon season (as my youngest calls the holiday season) is upon us, so this one will definitely be a hit!

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