Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Soy Prune Bread

Tell me, does your Soy Prune Bread look like this? The topic of  Soy Prune Bread isn't a hot conversation on the internet so, I am left to assume that mine is just right. The top of the loaf is perfectly level. Is that what Soy Prune bread is suppose to look like? I can tell you this, the taste is so incredibly complete that I may have found a new comfort food.
My Woman's Day Book of Baking copyright 1977 doesn't include a photo with the recipe.

Soy Prune Bread

1 cup of pitted dried prunes (I used cranberries also)
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup sifted soy flour
4 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder *
1 1/4 teaspoons of salt
3/4 cup of sugar
1 egg
4 tsps. lemon juice
4 tsps. grated lemon rind
1 1/4 cups of milk
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

Soak prunes in water to cover for 1/2 hour. Drain and cut in small pieces.
Mix together the three flours, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Beat egg in a separate large bowl. Add prunes and remaining ingredients to the egg. Add dry ingredients to the egg mixture and stir only until blended. Spoon into well greased 9x5x3 loaf pan. Let rest free from drafts for 20 minutes. Bake in 325 degree oven for 50 minutes. Cool for a few minutes in the pan on a wire rack prior to turning it out to cool completely on the rack.

My first attempt at baking this  I may have had several minor errors. After making the changes, I am really happy with the flavor. I think my loaf pan was too large and that may account for the flat top. Or maybe it's suppose to be flat.
Whatever. It tastes great. I love the lemon.
Did you know that if you run out of baking powder (like I did the first time making this bread), you can make your own. In the Home Made cookbook by Sandra Oddo I read how to do this.

* Baking Powder is made of:
 One part baking soda to Two parts Cream of Tartar.

I like the Woman's Day cookbook. Still tinkering with the Home Made book.

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