Monday, January 15, 2007

Kinda yucky

Wheat & Oat Bread
Better Homes and Gardens New Diabetic Cookbook Copyright 1999

nonstick spray coating
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour
½ cup regular rolled oats, toasted
3 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
3 tablespoons sugar
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 1/3 cup fat-free milk
¼ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon toasted wheat germ

1. Spray bottom and sides of an 8 x 1 ½ inch round baking pan with nonstick coating; set aside. I used my Pampered Chef mini baker and the bread stuck to it.
2. In a large bowl stir together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, toasted oats, the 3 tablespoons of wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl combine milk, egg product, and oil. Add milk mixture all at once to dry mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Spread batter in prepared pan. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon wheat germ.
3. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool bread in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from panl; serve warm.

Makes 16 servings. Per serving: 116 calories, 3 g total fat (o g sat fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 108 mg sodium, 20 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein

I was really at a loss over what to make for today. We’re up to our eyeballs in leftovers (that God for my Foodsaver) and after eating cake I really didn’t want something particularly sweet. Most importantly, I wasn’t buying any more groceries so I had to work with what I had on hand. I decided on this recipe.

I have many, many Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks and it’s funny that some I run to and some I’m a little bit hesitant to use. This is one that I don’t quite trust, probably after the Mushroom-Fontina Strata that was pretty much inedible, even though that was due to a mix up on my part. Once again, I wasn’t crazy about a recipe from this book, and it was at least partly my fault. I overtoasted the oats yet I still used them hoping I wouldn’t notice in the final product but I can notice it. It tastes bitter and a little bit stale. I know the flours were fresh but the oatmeal and/or wheatgerm may have been the culprit, or maybe that taste is just from the overtoasted oatmeal. Whatever is what, it wasn’t pleasant. This will probably end up in the trash.

It finally happened. I got the notice that I can move to the new Blogger. I know I have to go eventually but it scares the hell out of me. If my blog disappears, it was Blogger, not me.

Blast From The Past: Dirty Shrimp with Rice from November 2005. This is another recipe from the cookbook I'm giving away to one lucky winner this month. I've been avoiding shrimp since my son was diagnosed with food allergies, out of paranoia since he hasn't been tested for it and the allergist suggested we hold off on giving any to him. It wouldn't be fair to eat something he can't have. I miss shrimp.

Question of the Day: Do you hesitate to throw failures in the trash?


Anonymous said...

I hate throwing anything in the trash and I usually end up eating it even if I don't think it's worthy to serve to anyone else... I need to stop that.

DancesInGarden said...

Oh, you mean like the "never fail" pasta dough I tossed last night (that sounded like a brick hitting the bottom of the can LOL)? Nope. I have no trouble tossing something and starting over. My mother would freak, maybe my attitude is to spite her - bwa ha ha haaa!

Anonymous said...

I hate throwing failures in the trash, and generally try to "fix them" (with no success.) If my roommate or officemates don't eat the 'failure', I end up tossing it.

Anonymous said...

I hate throwing things away. Though it's more that I get mad the recipe didn't turn out than the actual throwing away of the food.

Anonymous said...

I also dislike throwing away food, so generally I re-use the flops. Of course, it will not give anything truly wonderful, but I can't waste anything...

Why don't you make a pudding with that cake?

ThursdayNext said...

Yes, I do hesitate unless it is really burnt or totally beyond a taste that is tolerable.

Anonymous said...

No problem at all! My Mom never ever threw anything out and I spent a lot of nights gagging something down, and I am NOT willing to torture myself anymore!

Sarah - The Home Cook said...

If it's so bad even my husband won't eat it (and he'll eat just about anything) I definitely throw it away. It's either that or letting it sit rotting away in my fridge only to be thrown away later, leaving me having to wash a smelly container.

The Cookbook Junkie said...

I did toss the bread in the trash. There was no hope for it. It hurts me to throw things away but I don't have the luxury of wasting calories on food I don't really like and I couldn't imagine even making breadcrumbs out of this recipe.

Anonymous said...

If possible, I try to rework something. But sometimes that just won't go - you probably did the right thing. Although, I HATE to waste something. I'm pretty frugal with my groceries.


Anonymous said...

I try my hardest to find something new to turn a disaster into. It doesn't happen successfully all the time, but we've had some pretty creative disaster meals.

Anonymous said...

What a great recipe!