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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Bread Day Experiment

This was yesterday, but I saved the picture for today. Actually now I can report that this bread keeps its wonderful soft texture really well.

This is a complete hoot. The recipe book had this bread. 3 cups flour, 1 pack yeast, 1 1/2 cups soda pop (at room temp). I looked up on line to see if anyone ever tried this. The answer is yes, but with more ingredients. The only real review I found was for one with more stuff, and made with ginger ale, and they said it baked up nice and light but smelled and tasted like wet dog. Hmmm.

But I had to try it. I had a couple of bottles of stale pop around, so... What I couldn't believe was that diet pop would have enough sugar for the yeast to be happy, so I threw in 2 T sugar as well. I made one loaf as an experiment. This is the result.

soda pop bread

It's very good. Doesn't exactly taste like cola, but it doesn't exactly taste like white bread either. Definitely doesn't taste like wet dog. I'll do this again for sure. It's a great way to use up stale pop.

In other news: I wrote in the morning, and formatted in the afternoon. Well, trying to anyway. Word doesn't do one thing I want and Word Perfect doesn't do another thing I want. But I want them both. Will keep struggling till I work out a solution. When I formatted North Country Cache it was with Word Perfect, but it was a different version. Then I had bell choir practice and went grocery shopping.

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Ann said...

I've heard of making cakes with pop but not bread. It sure looks good. I'm glad it didn't smell or taste like wet dog...lol

Jean Davis said...

What are you wanting word to do?