Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Lemon Tea Bread

I've been having a less-than stellar week.  It's been a little tough to keep my head above water for whatever reason.  When I feel that kind of stress, my go-to activity is cooking.  Somehow the motions and and control are calming.  Evaluating, mixing, spreading, baking.  I love the repetition and the peace.  Today I made lemon tea bread, because I was craving a sweet dessert.  I adapted this recipe to use up some of the packages and ingredients (including lemons) currently populating my corner of the fridge.  Pumpkin Lemon Bread was born.

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-1 c. whole wheat flour
-1 c. whole spelt flour
-2 tsp. baking soda
-1 egg
-1/3 c. honey
-1/4 c. olive oil
-1/2 c. yogurt
-1/2 c. pumpkin
-Zest of one lemon
-Juice of 1/2 lemon

-Coconut chips for decoration

-Combine everything in a bowl and mix well.  I know recipes tell you to mix and weigh and allow flavors to develop, but on days like this, who has time for that?  I used scant cups of all the liquids, and basically just mixed until the dough looked like a quick-bread should.  Pour into a loaf pan and bake at 350 for about an hour.


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