For whatever reason lately I've been wanting to bake something. I liked the idea of making some type of bread, but the idea of using yeast scares me a little. So I decided to go the easy way and make a box mix. The original plan was to go with banana bread, but after the boy voiced his opinion I changed it up to blueberry bread.
The directions are quite simple when you're following a box and started with draining and rinsing the wild blueberries provided. (I'm not quite sure what makes these wild blueberries, but if I had to guess its mainly a marketing ploy.)
I then added water and oil to the mix and got ready to add an egg.
When I realized we didn't have a single egg in the refrigerator. I had only assumed that we did since we almost always have eggs in the house, but this time we were out. I did a little research on-line and discover there were a few things that could be substituted for eggs, the easiest (which we had in the house) would be milk. But I called the boy up at work to ask his advice, or if I'm being completely honest it was more to complain about the situation. After talking to him I did the normal thing, turned off the oven and headed to the grocery store to pick up a carton of eggs. Several minutes later I was back and able to add an egg to the mix!
Once mixed I gently folded in the blueberries and we were ready to headed to the preheated (for the second time) oven.
After baking for about 30 minutes and cooling for more we officially had bread. As for the taste, it wasn't amazing, after all its just a box mix. But there's still something about eating baked goods warm from the oven.
Have you ever started cooking something when you realized halfway through you were missing a vital ingredient? And I'd love to hear your suggestions for some good (and easy) bread recipes!