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25 November 2003 @ 11:07 am
thanksgiving bread  
my mother will basically not let me make anything for thanksgiving. i was going to make dessert, but she's making two pies and there will only be five of us. then she told me to make something for breakfast friday morning--like muffins--but since i'll be baking at my apartment the day before thanksgiving, i'm not sure if the muffins will keep for two days.

does anyone have any suggestions for a good quick bread that i can make for thanksgiving dinner? my mom makes white dinner rolls but i could make something else, like corn bread. (corn bread makes me nervous, though, because it can get so dry.)

any help would be much appreciated!
Elabethelabeth on November 25th, 2003 08:55 am (UTC)
Get martha white corn meal mix. Follow the directions on the package, but instead of the milk or water add a big can of creamed corn. It wont be dry at all.
Sarahseveneight on November 25th, 2003 10:02 am (UTC)
thanks! i'll have to try that.
...dancing about architecture...vernacular_life on November 25th, 2003 09:12 am (UTC)
I know that this is kind of cheating, but for the BEST cornbread ever, get a box of .27 jiffy corn bread mix, add an egg and half a can of cream corn. YUMMY and guarenteed not dry!
Sarahseveneight on November 25th, 2003 10:02 am (UTC)
gigglinggorgon on November 25th, 2003 09:16 am (UTC)
there are a lot of really good boxed sweet breads out there... a bananna, pumpkin or cranberry bread would be lovely, not take too long and make everyone happy!
Sarahseveneight on November 25th, 2003 10:00 am (UTC)
i found a great recipe on epicurious.com for cranberry-walnut pumpkin bread. it sounds sooo good. i think i might do that.
Melissabeebalm on November 25th, 2003 09:32 am (UTC)
Actually, the muffins would keep fine if, after they cool, you put them in a ziploc and freeze them. Thursday night, take them out, and Friday morning pop them in a warm oven.

Quick loaf breads like banana, zucchini, pumpkin or cranberry-orange do well with the same treatment.
Sarahseveneight on November 25th, 2003 10:01 am (UTC)
great! maybe i'll make blueberry muffins then. these have a crumbly cinammon-sugar top though; that might not keep.
Melissabeebalm on November 25th, 2003 11:01 am (UTC)
I still think it would be okay. You might want to freeze them in a container where they don't knock against each other, though, so the crumbly topping stays put.

Truly, freezing is a great thing--I've made wedding cakes, including my own, and I froze the layers as I baked them so they were nice and fresh when I assembled the cake on the big day.
Sarahseveneight on November 25th, 2003 12:01 pm (UTC)
i had no idea. well, thank you for the tips. now i have too many ideas to sort through.
...as accurate and impermanent as breathingthatgirljj on November 25th, 2003 11:07 am (UTC)
This cranberry nut bread is a classic in our family. We have it every year. (Double the shortning though, it comes out moister.)
Sarahseveneight on November 25th, 2003 11:59 am (UTC)
yum, that sounds fabulous.
tasty baked goodmmm_cake on November 25th, 2003 11:10 am (UTC)
so simple, so tasty!
it's hard for me to describe how good this is:

whole wheat beer bread
Sarahseveneight on November 25th, 2003 12:00 pm (UTC)
Re: so simple, so tasty!
i was just looking at that recipe! is it really good?
tasty baked goodmmm_cake on November 25th, 2003 02:10 pm (UTC)
Re: so simple, so tasty!
yes, yes! my friend made it the other night at dinner and it was gone in a flash. i considered making a loaf when i got home so i could have more bc it was so tasty.

.+.Wendy.+.that_redhead on November 25th, 2003 01:53 pm (UTC)
You want a cool, but easy bread for Thanksgiving, try making a cornucopia out of Pillsbury breadsticks. I don't remember the exact recipe, but you take the breadsticks, and roll them out. Then you wrap it around something cylindrical (yet something you can put in the oven), brush it with a mixture of water and eggwhite, and bake it for about 10-15 minutes in the oven.