So week 3 of the GBBO is here, and as soon as I discovered that it was bread week I really hoped that it would not be anything too elaborate, because as much as I love making bread, some of the bread challenges last series were quite laborious! When I saw that the categories were either quick bread (i.e. no yeast) , baguettes or 3d bread sculptures, I opted for the 1st one and I knew which bread I would ‘risk’ making.
I say risk, because I am not really sure if an ice cream bread really counts as being a ‘bread’ because the only ingredients which are used are self raising flour and ice cream. Yes, seriously that is it. Just two ingredients!
I have seen ice cream bread on pinterest and I have pinned a few recipes over time, and it is one of those curious recipes that I have wanted to have a go at making myself for a while now, but have never had the excuse……until now! I am a little worried that this bread is not really GBBO worthy, and that maybe I should have opted for making soda bread or giving baguette baking a go, BUT I decided to go for it and I have to say I was really happy with how it turned out. It looked like bread, it smelt like bread and it cut like bread. BUT did it taste like bread? Well, if I am honest it did not taste like regular bread, it was kind of a cross between a scone and maybe a Victoria sponge (especially when I tried it with jam). It was not that far removed from a brioche either in flavour. Making it perfect bread for breakfast or an afternoon tea maybe.
Either way, it was still delicious and quirky and myself and Burton (who tried his with some chocolate spread) LOVED it! Here is how I made it (it is very easy!).
- 6 scoops of good quality vanilla ice cream (I used Kelly's Cornish Vanilla Ice Cream with clotted cream)
- 350g self raising flour
- line and grease a alb loaf tin
- pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
- allow the ice cream to soften slightly.
- add to a large mixing bowl with the flour and mix well until just combined(I used my Kenwood mixer).
- the mixture should almost resemble bread dough at this point
- our into your loaf tin and smooth over
- cook for about 45 minutes until cooked right the way through
- allow to cool and then slice and serve. It tastes great topped with jam or chocolate spread
This bread really was so easy to make and tasted really nice too. It would be perfect for the times when you need some bread in a rush, and as long as you have ice cream and self raising four then away you go! It would be fab for a birthday party tea or a lazy Sunday breakfast or family tea occasion when a more special bread could be served.
I am not sure if Paul and Mary would have approved of my no prove bread making recipe, BUT it is such a fun and novel way of bread making that I will be making it again. Next time, I will try a different flavour ice cream I think, and add some extras too – and I cannot wait. This ice cream bread would also be a perfect one to make with children, because it takes next to not time to put together and bake.
Great Bloggers Bake Along
If you would like to bake along with me for the new series of the Great British Bake Off, then the rules are here and you can grab my badge on my homepage and on the rules page. I look forward to seeing what you come up with and remember that at the end of the bake off, I will be holding my prize draw where anyone who has linked up a new recipe throughout the 11 weeks can enter. It will only be open to #GBBOBloggers2015 – so there is a good chance of winning 1 of 3 prizes 🙂
On your marks, get set and baaaaaake
This week’s bake off linky is being hosted by Jo – so please to go and see what she has baked for bread week.
**Come back next Tuesday for the bake off round up, and to see who has been crowned Star Baker/s **
(linky opens 9pm on Wednesday 19th August and ends at 12pm on Monday 24th August , 2015)