I tried a new recipe a couple weeks ago. A little background before the big reveal. This is a quick update on the Fall Fun List.
I have been inspired by the current season of the Great British Baking Show (except for Mexican Week – what a dumpster fire that was) to return to the kitchen. But only for baking a very specific recipe: Cinnamon and Spice Sweet Potato Bread by Averie Cooks. I used to make this all the time. I gave it away as gifts and even the kids liked it (they were grade schoolers at the time). Then we moved to a new house and I could NOT get the settings right on the new oven.
The more Bixby tried to help me, the more pissed off I got. So I just quit making it.
Weirdly, that did not help me dial in the settings AT ALL.
Earlier this fall I returned to the kitchen, mastered the settings. Hint: Glass dishes bake veeeeery differently than metal.
Then came the Fall Fun List and trying a new fallish recipe seemed like a good idea. The contender that I put up against the champion sweet potato bread was Chocolate Pumpkin Bread from Two Peas and Their Pod.
While the recipe itself was fine, it was more chocolatey than pumkiny. On the surface that is a win, but the intent was a fallish recipe. Since the pumpkin did not come through, it did not really hit the mark.
But overall, I am glad I tried it. And I am glad to have my trusty standby Sweet Potato Bread back in the mix.
What about you? Do you have any favorite fallish recipes?