Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Great Apple Bread Debauchle

Last week Gertrude brought Richard a loaf of homemade pumpernickel bread. (YUM!) Not liking to send home an empty pan, SJ and I decided to make Katie's Prize Winning Apple Bread yesterday. I opted to double the recipe and make a loaf for us and for Gertrude.
Lauren says to always follow the recipe exactly the first time you make it. Good advice.
I mis-measured (of course) the apples and had nearly two cups extra of chopped fruit.
Richard suggested making a third loaf.
So I did.
Not one of them turned out. NOT ONE. They all fell. Totally caved in.
Did I discover this before I took Gertrude her loaf? No.
Did I have to call Gertrude and tell her that her loaf was mushy inside? Yes.
Did Richard and I eat the ends that were baked properly and throw the middles away? Yes.
Were they DELICIOUS? Yes.
Will I be trying again? Yes, but not before my pride recovers.
Note to self: when Katie says to bake for 55-65 minutes, and you're doing three loaves, 60 minutes is N.O.T. enough baking time.


angie said...

ahh, the great baking battle. i totally, completely understand. next time will be better. :)

Jolene said...

i dreamed about trying to bake bread last night. thank you for putting it into perspective. i will avoid it now :)

Katie R. said...

Oh no! I have never tried to double (or triple) the recipe so I don't even know what to say. I am sorry it didn't work out, I'd walk you over a loaf, Gertrude too, if we were closer. I'm sorry.

kathaleend said...

Doubling and tripling always got me in trouble when it came to baking. I remember tears and slammed doors in junior high when I couldn't take the teasing from my dad and brother. I did get better as I got older and more experienced, but I can't remember the last time I baked something.

Kelli said...

Dear Gertrude,

It's the thought that counts.

kristi noser said...

Dear Gertrude,
Get a spoon.