Sammy the Seal

Spiced plum bread (+ pizza for good measure)

In delicious on Monday, 14 May, 2012 at 23:59

pretty good pizza

Frankly, the reason the pizza is here is that I wanted to put up something nice to look at. The bread came out nice, but it’s just brown. Lots of brownness:

plum bread

Brown.

plum bread sliced

Brown again, brown…. (Izzard!)

1.5 c flour
1.5 t baking soda
1/2 c superfine sugar
1/3 c brown sugar
~1/2 t cinnamon
1.5 – 2 t allspice
2 eggs, beaten
2/3 c applesauce
1 1/4 c dried plums, diced

Mix all the dry ingredients, stir in the eggs and applesauce just until flour is incorporated, then stir in plums. Bake at 350° for 48 minutes. There’s a reason these are called quick breads.

(A side note, about the pizza actually, I finally got the thin crust to work! Reasonably well, anyway. The ratio of flour to water was between 2:1 and 2.5:1, and I let the dough rise for no more than 2-3 hours before baking it. Still haven’t gotten it crispy enough, pizza stone not within my budget, but at least I remembered to not overload with topping and weigh down the crust and increase the likelihood of soggy. Sauce, so easy to make. Small can of tomato sauce, add salt, pepper, garlic, and lots of thyme and oregano.)

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