July 20, 2011

Wednesday's Chow - Whole Wheat Quick Bread

When on the trail west, women had limited time to cook meals, so a quick-cooking bread was good to do. Here’s one from Better Homes and Gardens® Heritage Cook Book…a book my mom found recently at an estate sale.

Whole Wheat Quick Bread


2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg
1¾ cup buttermilk
¼ cup honey
¼ cup butter, melted
1 cup chopped walnuts
½ cup raisins


In mixing bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In another bowl, combine beaten egg, buttermilk, honey6 and butter. Add to dry ingredients; stir just till moistened. Fold in walnuts and raisins. Turn into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350° oven till done, 55-60 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool on rack. Makes one loaf.


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marybelle said...

This looks delicious & very doable.

I have taken notes.

K.M. Daughters said...

If it wasn't so hot in New Jersey I would make this bread tonight....Will save the recipe for a cool fall evening....Thank you for sharing

Lynne Marshall said...

Now this is my kind of bread! I hate waiting for dough to rise. thanks for a good recipe. I'm definitely going to try this.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

H, Mary, K.M. and Lynne. Thanks for stopping by. I just got the book and haven't made the recipe either, but it does look good. I agree, Lynne, waiting for the dough to rise is tough. I do have a bread machine, which gets used about once every two years, LOL. It helps with the rising, but there's still the wait.....