Tuesday, August 17, 2010

TWD - Oatmeal Breakfast Bread


Don't you just love it when you find a hidden gem? It could be a long lost ring, a new novel, or a great place to eat in your local area. The rush of endorphins when you realise you've stumbled on a hidden gem give you a warm inner glow, and it makes you happy whenever you think of it.

This week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe, Oatmeal Breakfast Bread, chosen by Natalie of Oven Love, is a hidden gem. Despite its rather prosaic, homely name, this "bread" (which would be a cake under the Australian classification system) is a stunner. It has a sweet. crunchy brown sugar and nut top and a light, fluffy, fruity interior. Delicious!!!

I made my bread as muffins (because the loaf tin still hasn't appeared out of the boxes), and used dried pears as my fruit of choice for the batter. This bread is so swoon-worthy that this week, I am not sharing - these are all mine. In muffin size pieces, it is perfect for my morning tea at work.

Here's a peek inside:




Thanks to Natalie for hosting us this week - you can find the recipe in Dorie's book or on Natalie's site. And if you'd like to see what the other TWD members did with this recipe, check out the TWD blogroll.

24 comments:

Tammy said...

that is funny - I made muffins too. they were delicious

Sarah @ For the Love of Food said...

I'm always on the look out for another great muffin recipe and these look really yummy. I couldn't see the recipe on Natalie's site though?

Gloria said...

These muffins look awesome and delicipus cakelaw! x gloria

Juliana said...

Wow, bread in muffins size...sound and look SO yummie! Like the idea of pear in it :-)

Cakelaw said...

@ Sarah - the recipe should be up tomorrow - time difference issue b/w Oz and the US! Or you can find it here:

http://eggsonsunday.wordpress.com/2008/02/28/oatmeal-breakfast-bread-cinnamon-master-baker/

Sweet and Savory said...

I like the muffins better. I subbed almonds for the oatmeal which I think means, it did not hold, as well and it would have been better in the smaller version which I also think is prettier.

Brenda said...

These look awesome! I'd love to 1 (or 2 or 3) for my morning tea! Great job

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Oooh I'd really like to try that! Maybe for a nice weekend breakfast :D

Heavenly Housewife said...

Well, with a recommendation like that, I'm going to bookmark this one.
*kisses* HH

Jennifer said...

Your muffins look amazing!!!!! Nicely done!

This recipe is a keeper!

Clivia said...

I've never had dried pears. They sound delicious. Your muffins look great. Definitely a 'keeper' recipe.

jillbert said...

Good for you for not sharing! This really was a gem of a recipe. I'll be making it again for sure!

Paula said...

Yum--dried pears. I would love to try some either in or out of these muffins.

margot said...

The muffins look terrific! This really was a surprisingly great recipe. I had the wrong size loaf pan (smaller), so I baked a couple ramekins and think the texture was better with the muffin-shape.

Kayte said...

I knew when I was making this that I should have gone the muffin route...yes, indeed, those muffins of yours look delightful and every bit delicious and oh so portable for my on-the-go family! Trying those soon. They look great!!!

TeaLady said...

THIS was really good wasn't it. I cannot wait to make it again.

Yours look wonderfully moist.

scrambledhenfruit said...

I love the addition of pears in this- those muffins sound so good! I like the idea of muffins even better than a loaf- they just seem more portable and easy to scoop up and take with me to work. Thanks!

Conor @ Hold the Beef said...

These actually look perfect as muffins - you get more crunchy top for your buck!

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds delicious!

Emily said...

Your bread looks incredible. I love that you used dried pears. I guess you can buy them there? Sadly we don't have dried pears here.

Barbara Bakes said...

Too good to share is very high praise. I haven't dried pears before. I'm sure they would be fabulous, especially in your muffins.

Moogie said...

Great blog! I'm your newest follower.

Cakelaw said...

Thanks Moogie!

Beth said...

These muffins look so good. I have to try them out!