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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Carrot Craison Bread

If you have ever been to Mimi's Cafe...you will love this recipe, and even if you haven't been...YOU have to give this scrumptious stuff a try. It's a quick bread that tastes like the yummy bread they serve you at Mimi's. When I make this, I have to hide 1 entire loaf that I can slowly eat all by myself because the family devoirs this up faster than I can make it. I don't make it very often because I don't want them to tire from it...but I make it A LOT!

Carrot Craison Bread

3 c. flour
2 t. baking soda
4 t. baking powder
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. salt
2 c. oil
2 c. brown sugar
6 eggs
1 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
1 c. crushed canned pineapple, drained VERY well ( I do that first and let it sit in the strainer while I 
       put everything else together)
1 c. craisons
2 c. finely grated carrots

Put all dry ingredient into a large mixing bowl. In a separate small bowl, mix together the oil, sugar, and eggs. Stir the wet mixture into the flour mixture; mix until well blended. Add the next 4 ingredient and mix well. Grease and flour 4 regular sized loaf pans. Fill the pans 2/3 full with batter. Bake at 350 for 40-43 minutes. Check your bread with a toothpick at 40 minutes and then cook until the toothpick comes out clean. Mini loafs take about 20-25 minutes. 

*This Bread is very picky...you have to follow the instructions to a "T" but then it turns out every time. DON'T open the oven when it's baking or it will fall. AND most importantly...drain the pineapple really well. I dump the pineapple in a strainer and then push all the liquid out as I press on it with something heavier...a cup or something that you can get leverage with. *** Don't let the little things that are required to make this bread turn out, scare you away. Its worth the little extra effort to make this awesome bread!

Happy Cooking~

1 comment:

  1. craisons!! <3

    oh how i love that u put pineapple in there too! and it rose so nicely!! <3