Friday, March 25, 2022

The Great Bake Off


My son and I have been baking together for a few weeks now - we try to bake the same basic recipe, with each of us 'tweaking' it differently. This was our blueberry loaf bake off week - he baked his in an aluminum pan, and added a streusel topping before baking (see above). I used a silicone pan, and substituted with some wholewheat flour into the mix. It needed about 10 minutes longer to bake than the original recipe. After it had cooled somewhat, I poured a warm lemon syrup over the loaf.

As you can see from the crumb, he was much gentler than I in folding in the blueberries. I loved the cinnamony crumb on his loaf. It made slicing the loaf a little difficult, but not enough to stop it being used again! The lemon syrup got a favorable response, too.

Same basic recipe, but with different treatments, and different outcomes, but each equally successful and tasty, and repeatable. Any parallels here?


Shelley Burbank said...

Both look delish! I’m thinking the real winner here is Dale:) He gets to eat all these wondrous goodies.

Debbie said...

True, but my waistline is 'winning' too!