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Monday, April 5, 2010

Peanut Butter Bread - Recipe

Good morning,

Here is one the kids will love!


Peanut Butter Bread - Recipe


1-1/2 cups sourdough culture - If you don't have sourdough culture, use an additional 3/4 cup flour and 3/4 cup water in addition to the ingredients listed below. The dry yeast will cause your bread to rise, but you won't have the sourdough flavor.

1 egg

1/4 cup Jiff peanut butter - plain or crunchy

1 t salt

2 t brown sugar

1/ 3 cup yogurt - plain or vanilla

1/2 cup warm water

3-1/2 cups flour

2 rounded t dry yeast

1/2 cup chopped peanuts if desired

Place all ingredients except chopped peanuts in large capacity bread machine in order given. Set on dough cycle and turn on.

The first dough cycle on most machines is about 40 minutes. Watch the action to be sure a dough ball forms at least 1/3 way through the cycle. Add a little flour or water if necessary to get the correct consistency. When all but 5 minutes of the cycle is complete, add chopped peanuts if desired.

When first dough cycle finished, remove from machine and place in a greased bowl for first rise. Place the bowl in a warm place such as the oven with the light, but no heat turned on. If you place it out on the counter in a warm place, cover with a damp cloth. This batch required about one hour for the first rise. Keep in mind that the temperature in your kitchen and the mood of the yeast can change the time required for the dough to rise.

If you are using crockery or glass pans/bowls for baking, set the empty bread pans in a warm place, too. I use my second oven with the light turned on.

For this batch I used 6 small loaf-shaped dishes and a round dish. Grease bread pans/dishes.

After the first rise, knead the dough to remove bubbles.

Divide for number of baking dishes you are using, shape in loaf shapes, and place in bread pans.

When it is finished rising the second time, bake at 350 F for 35 mins.

Remove from oven, turn out to cooling racks immediately.

Toast and serve with grape or other berry jelly or jam.

The jam I am using in the image was made by a wonderful  neighbor.  I make the bread and she makes the jam, then we meet at the back fence to share with each other.


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Anonymous said...

Your bread looks so pretty. How many loafs do you make? Do you bake every day?...debbie

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Debbie,

Thanks. :)

Yes, I bake just about every day when we are at home. I generally make 2 standard size loaves, usually divided into smaller loaves so I can give some away. That way we have fresh bread every day and I am able to share it family, friends, and neighbors. My my daughter often takes some to her office and to meetings, too.

For years I've been asked for my recipes, but until now I hadn't written them down.


Wanda said...

Peanut Butter Bread is new to me, Lois. The toast looks delicious!

Jo said...

That looks like a recipe that would might the heart of any man, especially mine. He loves his peanut butter on bread.

Hope you have a blessed week.

Lois Evensen said...

Thanks, Wanda and Jo,

Yes, peanut butter is mostly oil so it is perfect to use in place of vegetable oil or butter when making bread. It really smells wonderful while baking, too. :)

Thanks for you kind words.