Wednesday, March 31, 2010
HBin5: Carrot bread
Hello everyone! I found time this weekend to bake the Carrot Bread for the Healthy Bread in 5 blog club. I was really curious to try this recipe, since I often bake carrot quick bread and carrot muffins as breakfast treats. I wondered how the HBin5 version would compare to my favorites.
Once again, the carrot bread was super easy to make, with ingredients I already had in my pantry and refrigerator. I used a "Cherries and Goldens" dried fruit mix that my husband bought in bulk a while back as an Amazon.com grocery deal.
The carrot bread wasn't as pretty as some of the other HBin5 loaves I've tried. I had a little trouble forming the "gluten cloak" with all the shredded carrot getting in the way, which may be why the loaf looked a little lumpy coming out of the oven.
Like the other HBin5 recipes, the texture of this bread was wonderful -- very tender and moist. But I have to admit that the carrot bread was just OK to me. It didn't have the same sweetness as my other favorite carrot bread and muffin recipes (although that's probably a good thing, health wise). So in the future, if I'm going to take the time to grate carrots, I'll probably turn to my good ol' morning glory muffins.
But this was still a fun recipe to try. Please visit Big Black Dog to see how the bread turned out for the other participating bloggers.