My Little Diversions

The things I love

Ice Cream Bread June 29, 2011

Filed under: Recipes — mylittlediversions @ 8:54 am
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So I stumbled across this recipe about a month ago and I could not believe that this bread is only two ingredients. I had to read it over twice just to be sure I didn’t miss anything!

When I made this I used Bunny Tracks ice cream but I’m sure any kind would be just as fantastic. I do think that using an ice cream with chunks is great because you get those little nuggets of sweetness throughout the bread. Other than finding these bits of sugar, the bread is not sweet. It has the sweetness of a scone and is not overly dense.

I have to admit that after making this bread I began to think about the different recipes I can create with self-rise flour. I believe the creations might be endless.

Ice Cream Bread

2 Cups (or 1 pint) Ice Cream, any flavor, softened
1 1/2 cups Self-Rising Flour

Preheat your oven to 350. Spray and flour a 8 x 4 loaf pan.
In a medium bowl mix the ice cream and flour together until just combined.
Scoop into the loaf and and smooth out.
Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the loaf comes out with a few crumbs stuck to it. The bread will not brown so the toothpick test is really best.
Remove from the pan and allow to cool.

I hope you make this easy bread! Let me know what ice cream you use!

–Aly

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Quick and Delicious “Bloomin’ Onion” Bread May 20, 2011

Filed under: Recipes — mylittlediversions @ 7:01 am
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I have no idea where this week went! With work and my husband starting a second degree program it has been pretty busy, though I did manage to make several meals and this one had to be my favorite.
This bread is so tasty I’m thinking about making it again tonight. If you have a cheese craving then this will absolutely quell that.

The reason why this is called “bloomin’ onion” bread is not because it tastes like onion but because of the way it pulls apart. This is why I added the shallots to my recipe. I was looking for that slight onion taste but loved the bread because of the cheesyness and, of course, the garlic butter.

Here is the recipe:

1 loaf sourdough bread
1/2 lb. sliced Monterey jack cheese (or more if you want)
1 stick butter or margarine
2-3 tbsp. minced garlic
1 minced shallot

Preheat oven to 350°.
Place bread on foil lined sheet pan. Slice bread without going through the bottom crust then turn 90° and slice again, making 1 in. squares.
Place a slice, or two, of cheese between each square of bread.
Add butter, garlic and shallot to bowl and microwave until butter is melted. Pour over the bread and cheese.
Cover bread with foil and bake for about 10-15 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 10 minutes or until all the cheese is melted.

You can serve this as an appetizer or do what I did and cut off a rather large chunk and inhale as quickly as possible. I swear, if anyone came close to my food while I was attempting to ingest it whole, much like a snake, they would have lost a finger. I actually ate it so quickly that I didn’t even have time to take a picture, so this one, from the girl who ate everything, will have to suffice. I think the only differences are that she added green onions and poppy seeds to the butter instead of the shallot and garlic.

I hope you enjoy this cheesy fantastic bread sometime soon!

–Aly