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!