Unexpected cake

Another recipe from the mix cookbook.  This one is not convincing me about this cookbook.  It’s moving closer to the Goodwill pile.  It was ok, but not what I was expecting.  I didn’t read it close enough and when I saw quick bread, I was expecting a regular loaf of bread.  This was more like coffee cake which used a different mix in the cookbook.  It was kind of like a big sugar cookie.

Ingredients for dry mix (still made half the recipe)

Ok – here is the ingredients all mixed sitting next to my sifter – a normal size sifter.  The full recipe makes like 15 cups.  how exactly does the author expect a normal person to sift through all that??

The other problem is this.  This is what happens when you try to sift PACKED brown sugar

I only sifted half of it, then used my hands to mix it all up and break up the brown sugar.

Add eggs and oil to 3.5 cups of the mix and get this

The author says to pour the batter into a pan……really???  Pour??  I checked about 5 times to make sure I added the right liquid amount.  I don’t see how this could ever be poured.

I pushed it in the pan and baked for a little less than an hour.

It still seemed over done.  At least it rose a little bit.  It was still thin.
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Slicing was a little iffy, but that might have been because it was still warm.  I left one slice alone and buttered one.  I let it cool and wrapped it in foil.  Next day?  Hard as a rock.  And can I just comment that 4 cups is NOT an appropriate serving amount for a slicable object??  Let me just crumble it up and put it in a cup 😐

I still have a bunch of the dry mix left.  I guess I can try making some of the other variations.  I could throw in some raisins and cinnamon.  I really want to make it more like a batter.  Maybe add some milk to it and mix it all up.  I don’t know what it will do, but I want more of a cake texture.  I am not saying that this is bad, but who needs this much sweet bread mix?  Why no regular bread mix?  I really want to look up the brand that is referenced in the book to show the savings difference.

I still want to try the pancake and biscuit mix.  Silly, right?  I don’t know why, I just really want this cookbook to redeem itself.  I don’t know if it will be enough to keep it on the shelf, though.


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