The theme at I Heart Cooking Club this week is.... Domestic Goddess

Join me over at IHCC for the Domestic Goddess theme this week. Nigella is the epitome of such a definition …she makes all of her meals seem so easy to throw together. This one actually is very easy. But I’m the only one who likes it (deep sigh)……



Lazy Loaf…just the name says it all. I’ll tell you up front, I like it but I wouldn’t necessarily make it again. Not unless I added something else. Doug does not like it…it isn’t offensive, it’s just too bland.


You will need the following..........


2 ¾ cups bread flour

2 cups oaty unsugared muesli (do NOT use granola)

2 ½ teaspoons or 1 package rapid-ride or instant yeast

1 teaspoon table salt

1 cup 2% milk

1 cup water



Mix flour, muesli, yeast and salt in a bowl.



Pour in the milk and water, and then stir to mix. It will be thick…very thick.



Transfer to a greased loaf pan. Put in a cold oven, turning it immediately to 225 degrees. Leave at this temperature for 45 minutes.



After 45 minutes, turn temp up to 350 and leave for 1 hour. It should be golden brown and done by then. Slip it out of the pan and let cool. This is incredibly dense bread.

Spreading the bread with a good quality strawberry preserves was very tasty.



From Nigella Express, Quick, Quick Slow section, Page 131

14 comments:

girlichef said...

Looks like it's worth a try! Yum :D (and I know... 75 cents...that totally rocks, right!? Just got lucky I suppose)

Fresh Local and Best said...

I love how everything is thrown together and the result is a beautiful and tasty product.

A Year on the Grill said...

it's pretty and will keep you regular

Velva said...

Looks good! Maybe, toasting it and spreading it with jam will bring it to the level that you were hoping.

Pierce said...

Girlichef - I m going to eat it. Everyday for breakfast...or I may freeze a hunk. Yeah, you were lucky....75 cents!!!

Fresh and Local Best - Thank you for your nice comment. It was a comfort food.

Year on the Grill - Snort! I just laughed out loud when I read your comment.
Thanks Velva. As big a fan as I am of toast, I just never thought of that. I will certainly toast a piece tomorrow.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

that does look like a great breakfast loaf! and i can see how it would need the jam to accent it.
..trying to type with one hand... scared pup in the other.. he hates wind/rain storms.

Wandering Coyote said...

I though this was a really odd recipe when I first came across it in the book...

LOL @ Dave!

Kim said...

I've flipped through this recipe so many times and I've always wondered about it. I love how she calls it "lazy loaf". I wonder how it would taste as french toast?

monicajane said...

wow...that looks awesome and I bet I could switch out the wheat flour for rye with no problem...my husband makes home made muesli too and it's super delicious...

just so you know, I've changed homes...this should lead you to my new URL...

cheers.

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

This seems like another of nigellas fantastic recipe-i dont have any of her books but will try my best to join in-thank god for the brownies i was able to join in this week...
ur bread looks great....

Pierce said...

Natashya - we have a shiba inu that is terrified of storms. I sympathize.

WC - It is odd....but jam perks it up. Yeah, Dave is right :-)

MonicaJane - I found you...but before I even saw your comment. Love your template,

Vanilla Strawberry - If you can, check some of Nigella's books out of the library. Then you can see which ones you'd like to own. My fav is Express.

Debinhawaii said...

It looks like a quick and easy loaf--which really appeals to me! ;-)

Tasty Trix said...

I love making quick bread. You know what I bet would give it that little extra oomph if you felt like it was a bit bland? Some brown sugar.

Pierce said...

Deb - I ended up eating almost that entire loaf on my own . The guys just didn't like it.

Tasty Trix - I was wondering about that...or even using some apple juice instead of water...

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