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.
Who knew there were so many different types?
Lis gave us a few recipes but encouraged us to try out our own which saw the Daring Bakers truely break out with some amazing varieties of quick breads.
I had some buttermilk in the refrigerator that need to be used so I checked out some buttermilk quick bread and basically settled on this one which give 10 different variations. Of course, I had my own varieation which involved substituing 1/2 cup flour with 1/2 cup cocoa, increasing the sugar to 1 cup, increasing the butter to 4 ozs and adding choc chips.
Then I topped the whole lot off with more choc chips and walnuts. I didn’t mind it but lets say it doesn’t beat my favourite chocolate cake recipe just yet!
With more buttermilk to use up – the same recipe in the blueberry and lemon varitation in a muffin was delicious!
These didn’t last long!
Aren’t muffins just the best quick bread!
OK, now for the piece de resistance!
Wow, I have never tried them but what a revelation. No rising agent what-so-ever yet this amazing rise takes place!
We enjoyed popovers for breakfast with strawberry jam.
Thanks Lis for hosting!