Saturday, June 21, 2008

Baking Tally for the Day

Our house smells sooooo good.

The tally for the day:

5 mini loaves of Banana-Walnut Bread
5 mini loaves of Strawberry-Blueberry Bread
5 mini loaves of Strawberry-Pineapple-Walnut Bread
1 regular sized loaf of Strawberry-Pineapple-Walnut Bread
1 Berry Chocolate Pie (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and strawberries! Yum!)

Still to come:
Blueberry Muffins
Strawberry Bread
Grape Muffins (recipe Hattip for these last two-Kristin)

I'd never had (or even heard of!) berry breads (not to be confused with their step-cousin, the fruit cake) but they're just so light and refreshing for summer and are a beautiful compliment to their spicier, perfect-for-fall counterparts like banana, zucchini and pumpkin breads. Plus, I found some low fat substitutions for all of them (fresh fruit instead of sugary canned, all natural applesauce instead of oil, wheat flour instead of white, and an all natural sugar substitute) so they're not even terribly diet-offensive.

Everything except the pie, blueberry muffins (my favorite!) and one loaf of bread is for the church, which is good, because we'd probably gobble it all up if we could!

Anyone want to come over for some coffee and goodies?


  1. YES! I so want to come over for coffe and yummy baking treats. If only I could figure out how to teleport myself there (sigh). Love you Miss Jen!

  2. Ha ha, I would have if I'd read this yesterday!! I'm just now catching up on blog-reading. Hope to see you this morning!!!

    Lots of love,

  3. Me me, I do I do!! Look at you go, you are a baking goddess! I have never heard of grape muffins - you'll have to share the recipe sometime. I like grapes and I like muffins, so I'm sure they're good. I'm glad you got everything done, you'll have to put your feet up a little bit and enjoy some of those goodies :-) Your house is going to be the one all the kids go to after school when you have your little one and sit around and eat yummy treats. They will love you!

  4. Hi Jen -- just found your blog somehow... through a comment (I think). Thanks for your openness and sharing your story. I love seeing how your faith is getting strengthened through your experiences. I would love to come over for yummy breads! They sound delicious... but alas... I'll have to drool at them over the internet. I hope your home study goes well and I'll be back to check. Best wishes!