Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Baking a "Sandwich Loaf" with King Arthur...

Well, now that all the excitement of "Giveaway February" is finally waning, I thought I'd share a quick bread recipe I recently tried for Sandwich Loaf.

The recipe is from the vintage King Arthur Flour® cookbook, "Easy Home Baking." I could find no copyright year on this one. There is an excerpt from Consumers' Guide "Bread Facts," dated 1937 on page 5, but the woman on the delightfully bright red cover sure has 1950s eyebrows.

I must admit that I've been a King Arthur Flour® fan for many years, so I was thrilled to find this vintage cookbook. And after all, it's New England's oldest flour company - founded 1790.

The Sandwich Loaf is a tasty quick bread containing whole wheat flour, honey, and chopped nuts. It's not overly sweet, with the nuts adding a bit of extra flavor and texture. I used chopped walnuts in the loaf I made, but next time, I'll probably use pecans. Incidentally, Sandwich Loaf makes excellent French Toast...

Here's the recipe:

When you have a few moments, wander around the King Arthur Flour® Baker's Catalog. They offer all sorts of interesting baking ingredients and new-fangled gadgets (if you are so inclined), as well as items for special dietary needs (gluten-free, sugar-free, Kosher, etc.).

And do try this recipe! King Arthur sure bakes a mean Sandwich Loaf ;)

Edited to add: How could I forget to mention that King Arthur Flour® also has a blog with great recipes?!

**Please note - I am not in any way affiliated with King Arthur Flour® - I'm just a fan recommending a company whose products I like and use.**

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Kim @ The Girl Can't Help It said...

Oh yum, looks dee-lish! You can't beat old recipes for great comfort food!

PJH said...

You're right - '50s eyebrows for sure. We've ascertained that this was indeed a cookbook from the '50s, or perhaps VERY early '60s. Glad you liked the bread. (I love the music here... great choice!) PJ Hamel, King Arthur Flour baker/blogger

Miss CherryBubbles said...

Kim - Thanks a bunch! Old recipes and vintage cookbooks are just the best :)

PJ - Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I am honored :) And thank you for the date info on the book!

Stefanie Valentine said...

Yummy, that loaf sure looks delicious! And very easy to make too! xx

Lizzie said...

That looks so good! I'm not much of a cook, but that looks to be easy enough for even me. Thanks for sharing.