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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

when life GOES TO 11: a couple of unexpected prizes in small packages...



I was thinking yesterday, as I made gluten-free zucchini bread, which you KNOW I love so much, although you could argue I love anything full of cinnamon which I can cover with peanut butter, I asked the universe "I wonder if there is such a thing as peanut butter bread... I bet there is!" and do I need to tell you, THERE IS?  So many choices!  I chose the simplest recipe and... it goes to 11.  It is the BEST and easiest bread I have EVER made--when you consider easy and tasty.  I have made a lot of bread, and a lot of yummy gluten-free bread, and all are good.  This one happens to be flexible, can be made gluten-free and is even vegan and healthy AND (click here for peanut butter bread) the woman who developed it is a healthy cooking and dessert genius. I mean, LOOK at this huge and lovely loaf, and imagine how lovely the house smells, of peanut butter and cinnamon!

Other unexpected prizes:  the light green glaze lower down is a huge favorite, as you know, and I wondered what might happen if I switched the (green colorant) copper for (blue colorant) cobalt?  The result was not what I imagined but SO MUCH more electric and wonderful--a sharp cornflower or sky blue.  I have a glaze I call baby blue which is periwinkle at times, but this glaze is a darker tone, and somehow just POPS.  What a nice summery color, hmm?

Have an awesome Tuesday!

(vases and cups by Gary Rith)

6 comments:

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Whaat's go to 11 all about anyway?
Lovely blue!

bartster said...

Nice when the what if's bring happy surprises!

Michèle Hastings said...

and your new blue compliments the green nicely

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

I LOVE that new blue glaze! And yes to Peanut Butter Bread. Jim would be in heaven.

Bron said...

I love these colors, too! And Joe will love that bread - thanks Gary!

Busy Bee Suz said...

How can't your house smell delish with all the baking you do??
I love the cornflower and green glazes….just delightful!

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