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Thursday, April 1, 2010

PostHeaderIcon What do you do when sleep will not find you?…6 HBin5 - Carrot Bread -

You think about Aprils Bread braid for the HBin5 assignment, that’s what you do and might I add this sleepless night was quite worth it.
Yesterday afternoon I mixed up the batch for Aprils carrot bread dough. I knew I was going to make a loaf for sure but had no idea what to do with this loaf or the dough that might be left over.
Sometimes a loaf is just all you really need but as I was laying in bed last night waiting for sleep to find me I started to picture breakfast. One of my favorites being a slice of bread, rolled flat and filled into a muffin pan, brushed with a maple syrup mixture, cooked bacon, an egg cracked into the middle and all baked in the oven until the egg is cooked. I wanted to make some slices of this bread into just that breakfast after the loaf was baked. As I was thinking of just that breakfast and the muffin pan I started to think about the mini muffin pan I had recently acquired (I told you I was waiting for sleep to find me) and as I started to picture that pan a plan for the next mornings baking came together.
I am quite excited with the outcome so let me show you the result.

1/2 recipe of Carrot Bread dough HBin5 book page 157-159

I had no wheat germ so I used shredded flax seed and wheat bran instead.
Instead of chopped nuts I used ground almonds that needed to be used up.
No dried fruit inside the dough.

Apricot filled mini carrot bread
Fill an apricot with nougat (nutella would work too). Place a hazelnut in the middle and close the apricot.
Press dough into circle and place into the buttered mini muffin pan. I needed some extra flour since this dough was pretty wet. Place filled apricot in the middle.
DSCF1359 Bake at 350 for about 20-25 min. I turned them over after 20 min. and baked another 5 minutes for a crispier bottom.
DSCF1306                      Sprinkle with powdered sugar or glaze them.

These turned out very nice. Makes a nice snack with a fresh glass of milk.
Don’t let the look “fool” you into thinking you have a light, cake like muffin. This is a bread dough and having said that I wish you a Happy April’s fools day!


Michelle said...

Yummy...yum..yum! Love the idea of 1 single apricot and then dusted with Powdered Sugar. What a wonderful adaption!

Bonnie said...

Wow. That is a great idea. I'd love one of these. Would you make them again? I woke up to 6 inches of snow. Not kidding, That's what I call April Fools. It's supposed to be spring.

Mama Peck said...

What a lovely idea!! I'm sorry you had to lose some sleep to come up with it, but, it sure looks like it was worth it. :) Chocolate.. hazelnut, dried apricots..I'm drooling just thinking about it! I love how creative this group is- Thanks for sharing!!

Cathy (breadexperience) said...

Oh my goodness they look great! Very creative.

Cristie said...

Well . . . these look completely wonderful. I do wish you lived a little closer and I would run right over and try one out!

Elwood said...

What a great idea. These look really delicious.

Raelyn said...

Wow - that is impressive. Love the thought you put into it.

GA Jane said...

Wow...Glad I haven't used my dough yet!

Thanks for the great idea.

Teresa Bjork said...

I think yours is the most creative use of the carrot bread dough. Looks wonderful. Hope you sleep better tonight :)

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