Saturday, December 18, 2010


I bake bread...
once in a while.
It's much easier (for me) to make a bunch of loaves of bread
than it is to bake cookies.
When I make cookies......
I always have a batch or two that end up in the oven
too long!!!!
and you know what THAT means!

I made some Carrot-coconut bread this year
using a recipe from an
old cookbook of mine that I see is still in print!

I also saw another recipe book that has me intrigued.
I've always loved the Taste of Home magazine
and have used some of their recipes for years.
Wouldn't it be nice to have a WHOLE book
JUST with baking recipes???
Yes. it. would.

Here's the recipe for the bread if you're interested:

Carrot-Coconut Bread

2 1/2 C. flour
1 C. sugar
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
combine then add:
3 eggs
1/2 C. oil
1/2 C. milk
Stir until dry ingredients are moistened.
stir in:
2 C. shredded carrots
1 1/3 C. coconut
1/2 C. raisins
1/2 C. pecans or other nuts

Bake in small greased/floured baking tins
30 - 40 minutes.
Each batch made about 5 small loaves.

Add a thin strip of Christmas fabric.
Tie a bow.
Give them away and say
Merry Christmas!!!


  1. OMG that sounds so good! Thanks for the recipe! Ellen

  2. OH MY...OH MY....I swear I can smell that bread w-a-y over here in Texas!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    p.s. I sewed up a house block today...yippee!!

  3. Was in Costco yesterday and they do have a Taste of Home Baking cookbook. Just thought to let you know. Merry Christmas.

  4. I have the More With Less Cookbook, too, Beth. It's been a while since I've used it...might have to get it out again. Your bread sounds yummy!

  5. Oh, these look so pretty. Too good to unwrap and eat :)

  6. i think the loaves are such a great gift idea!!

    i don't "need" any more 'things' to add to my already overloaded collections..

    however a loaf of home made yummy anything is sure to get used/eaten/and appreciated!!!

    besides i think you've put way more effort into these gifts than if you'd just gone to a store and picked a "something" off the shelf!!

    good on you!!! perfect!!!
    Merry Christmas!!!


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