Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wheelie Wednesday - Pineapple Nut Bread

Hi everyone!  It's me, Autumn!
Mom and I set out to make a pineapple nut bread for the barn raising this weekend.  I guess we should let you all know that it was a total disaster!
The ingredients were 2 eggs, 1/2 cup melted butter (real butter, not the cheap stuff), 1 cup of sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 cups of flour, 3 teaspoons of baking powder (yes, we know it sounds like a lot but it doesn't taste like it was too much), 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, a pinch of salt, 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and we used 1 cup of diced fresh pineapple. The recipe called for you to use 1 cup of crushed pineapple with the juice so mom added a wee bit of orange juice because our fresh pineapple wasn't very juicy.  We put the batter in a 9" X 5" prepared pan and into the 350 degree oven it went.
It wasn't too much longer and we started to smell something burning. 

Mom didn't think to take a picture of the oozing quick bread and her smoking oven but you get the picture!  Thank goodness it was a cool day with a glorious breeze to blow the burning smell out of our house!

The quick bread was only half done at this point. It still had another 35 minutes to go before it was baked!  UGH!
Mom turned off the oven and cleaned the spills up off the floor of the oven, cleaned off the bread pan and this time we put it back in the oven on a cookie sheet into the pre-heated oven taking into consideration that the batter may have cooled down some at this point.    Our toothpick came out clean after 35 minutes. 
We took the quick break out of the oven, let it cool for a bit and then dumped it out of the pan.
Holy crap!  How are we going to take this to the barn raising and place it next to Aunt April's Martha- Stewart-looking desserts?
The more we cut into it, the more it crumbled!

Mom says it's a disgrace and we can't do anything with it but feed it to the dogs!

Maggie and Mitch sure don't look too unhappy with it!  

See you all next Wednesday!
Love,
Autumn

36 comments:

Penny and Patches said...

What a disappointment! We were about to copy your recipe until we read the end result. It sounded delicious! Looks like M & M win, in the end!

Aire-hugs,
Penny & Patches

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Don't you just hate it when a recipe fails? It sounded good.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Aniemother said...

Well was it yummy? It can look like a disaster and still taste great, looks like you guys liked it at least!

Kisses,
B

Gus said...

I think Mitch and Maggie give this four thumbs up! And you could always use it as a base for a pudding or something? But we think your way was the right way.

kisses
gussie and teka
(how come we don't get any cakes around here?)

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

What a shame your Pineapple Nut bread wasn't as successful as you had hoped. It did look delicious. We hope Maggie and Mitch enjoyed it Autumn.

Moll, Taffy and Monty

Belle said...

It is so frustrating when you spend time and money baking something and everything goes wrong! You better run to the bakery and grab something.

I was taking a carrot cake to a baby shower once. It was on the seat beside me in the car. I had to stop suddenly and it landed upside down on the floor. I picked it up and the icing was covered in gravel.
That was a bad moment.

Teddy said...

Ooh, feed it to the dogs sounds like a wonderful idea!! It's great when mom's mess up their cooking sometimes, isn't it ;)

Wyatt said...

That happens to us too...good thing we have Airedales to help us out!

Wyatt's Mom

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh even your boo boos look delicious! :)

what a cute story and yummy recipe.

thank you for sharing both.

now we feel better that stuff like that happens more than just in our kitchen.

heee!

love you guys!

m & e

Remington said...

It still looks good to me!

Jazzi said...

LOL Sorry bout the flop but what made me laugh was the remark~thatI have to feed it to the dogs!! I could hear a resounding YES!!!! LOL
My Mom has thingsthat flop here and there too, I think it just what Moms do sometimes.

wags
jazzi

Mack said...

What lucky dogs!

Hound Girl said...

I wish I had pics of the first pineapple upside down cake I TRIED to make it was horrible and crumbled like crazy!!

I love that shovel/spoon you were using to feed the dogs - that is so cute!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,
Poor Mom!! Well it really was not a total flop!! The dogs liked it, that is very important!!!!!! I think the problem was the dried pineapple. Dried just didn't work...
Try again Sue with the right pineapple!!
XXOO, Bambi & Fern

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh, bummer! Glad you at least got some tastes. That happened to Mom once when she was making a coffee cake and it didn't turn out quite right.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Ruby and Penny said...

This sounds really yummy. Mom says she is going to try the recipe and add some coconut too.
Love Ruby & Penny

Little Miss Jada Kiss said...

Num, num, nummy!! It still looks great! You always make me hungry, at least you got a taste.

Barbara said...

I think the entire recipe was a trick by Maggie and Mitch to get the end result!!

Shirley said...

Hi guys, Sure you didn't sabotage that cake on purpose? Will have to try that one myself.
regards,
Wilberforce, Archie, Higgins and Sid
xxxx

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! it looks good ... was it yummy. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Benny and Lily said...

Autumn obviouslyyou need to take charge next time. It sure sounded good though
Benny & Lily

Tofu Burger said...

o bummers Maggie Mom!

hee hee but not a total loss for M&M right?

Loves,
Tofu

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I bet woo khould have khovered it in khoolwhip and ice khream ;=)

It smells good from here!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Mom says there's no substitute fur BUTTER!!!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mom needs to try and make some of that messed up cake again.. You sure did benefit from it. hehe

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

scotsmad said...

One Disaster amongst many successes! Law of averages.

But how fortunate for the dogs!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Clive said...

It was sounding good ... bet Maggie and Mitch enjoyed that it didn't work out perfectly!

take care
Clive and Murray

Teddy Bear said...

The bread looks delicious! Maggie and Mitch, I bet you are in heaven.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

3 doxies said...

Well heck it still looks goooood to me's...I thinks I can even smells it from here.
Go to da bakery and buys a cake fur da raising....NO ONE will evers suspect a thing...hehehehe! Dat what my mum does.

Puddles

Lorenza said...

Oh-oh!
My grandma says that you can cut it in slices. Put them back in the oven. Take them out. Let them cool. Put ice cream on them and some sweet sauce too... and enjoy it!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

♥I am Holly♥ said...

It looks like Maggie and Mitch sure liked it though!! You should see how mom cooks...talk about a disaster! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Oskar said...

You both must have been so upset, bol!

I like how you have little shovels to eat from.

Nubbin' wiggles,
Oskar

snoopydog said...

So good for you guys when a recipe gor=es wrong sometimes :) Have a fun-filled weekend. Ros

Stardust said...

Ohh, don't feel too bad. The recipe itself doesn't sound promising easy in the first place, pineapple and nuts.. BREAD! How will that work? I just hope that you'll get it right if you must attempt it again. Hugs from a baking loser. =P

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I bet the aromas drifted everywhere, and mouths were watering! So sad it did not turn out, but we bet it was still good though,
That was a lot of work,,,,and I wanted some so bad
love
tweedles

The Army of Four said...

Woo! I hope I'm not too late here! Do Maggie and Mitch need help with that bread?!?! It looks delicious to me!!
Luv,
Dave

twinkietinydog said...

Music to my ears.... "Give it to the dogs" La laaaaaaaaaaa laala
Twink ;)