Friday, February 11, 2011

Bread in a Jar!

I'm interested in learning to preserve or "can" as I call it, anything that can possible be canned. Awhile back I heard about canning bread and was intrigued with the idea.

Life went on and I forgot about it. But! I was reminded of it again this last week and decided to give it a whirl.

I doubled the recipe. As seen in pictures below I used wide mouth pints. I wish I would have had 1/2 pints though. Doubling the recipe only produced 5 pint jars. I filled them to just under 1/2 full and they rose to about 1 inch below the rim of the jar. They could have been a little fuller...just a little though.
It was super easy. It didn't take anymore time to make than a regular homemade cake. I had a child grease the jars while I was mixing.

The children licked the bowl and said the batter was YUMMY!
I added chopped pecans and milk chocolate chips because that is what I had.

Before baking:

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After Baking:
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In my oven it took more like 30 minutes to bake in the jars. It would be less if half pint jars were used.
Four of the jars sealed within just a minute or two. One jar didn't seal quick so I took the lid off and wiped the rim and the seal and put it back on the jar. It sealed with in a few minutes.

It would be a cute gift to give, especially with some cute fabric and ribbon tied around the lid/top of the jar. I think it would be fun to have these on hand to set on the table at breakfast for a special birthday child.

Brownie Cakes
Sift together:
1 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Melt together:
1/3 c. butter
3 Tbs. cocoa powder
1/4 c. water
Mix butter mixture with dry ingredients and the following:
1/4 c. buttermilk*
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. chopped walnuts
Bake at 350 for around 30 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
I don't always have buttermilk on hand so I put two tablespoons of white vinegar in a measuring cup and added enough milk to bring it to 1 cup.

1 comment:

  1. Iv'e never heard of this before,but does sound like a cute idea. I guess you learn something new every day.Especially in the blogging world,got to love it! I am following your blog, you are welcome to follow mine as well. Blessings jane