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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Peanut Butter And Jelly Bread





Here's yet another bread machine recipe for you!  Ever since I found a permanent station to keep my bread machine accessible (as well as decided to make a lot more things from scratch) I have been loving trying new bread recipes.  I try to make some fun ones, especially since Things One and Two are the ones that eat most of it, and they are really enjoying the variety.  That doesn't mean that they are crazy about every bread I make, but come on, if your mom made you a PB&J sandwich on bread that is made with PB&J, wouldn't that tickle your pickle?  I find myself going to this site dedicated to bread machine recipes every time I'm about to start a loaf - there are TONS  of recipes there, and I love just looking over them and seeing what I'm in the mood for.

As for this PB&J bread, I thought it was alright.  I used the wheat/white flour combo as listed, and combined with the peanut butter the bread was a bit heavy and dense.  You could definitely tell this was a flavored bread, and it was interesting to taste a hint of the jelly in there.  My kids, as well as the boys that I watch every day, LOVED this bread!  My littlest friend Gavin, who is a year and a half, caught me in the kitchen slicing the loaf up and he had to have a piece. And another...and another...no wonder he never wants to eat dinner at his house at night!  Even though this personally wasn't a favorite of mine, I will probably make this again in the future, and its definitely worth a try if you are a PB&J fan.


Peanut Butter And Jelly Bread
Yields 1 (1 1/2 pound) loaf

1 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup jelly
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups bread flour
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast


1.  Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the machine's manufacturer. Select a Sweet, Raisin, or Basic setting for 1 1/2 pound loaf.

**Note:  Make sure to use jelly, the sugar content in jam will hinder the success of this recipe.

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