I have written this post in my head so many times in the last year, but for a myriad of reasons I have not been able to get this post written on the site. At the end of every month, I tell myself to get started on it and then before I know it the month has progressed to the 15th and at that point I throw my hands in the air and say “Well, maybe next month!” But, 11 months after the last Relishments Bakes post, here we are!
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Relishments Bakes – August
A quick bread is a loaf that doesn’t include a biological leavening agent (like yeast or sourdough) but instead uses a chemical one (like baking soda or baking powder). This allows the bread to rise as it bakes in the oven. As a result, quick breads live up to their names – they are much faster to make than a conventional loaf. Quick breads are great for summer because we can do our baking early or late in the day when the temperatures are cooler, thereby avoiding making our homes unbearably hot.
Quick breads are also perfect for this time of year because there are so many seasonal ingredients that can be included. They freeze well so I’ll be making some this month to save for during the school year when I’m too busy to think about adding another baking task to my agenda. If you’re visiting with friends this summer, a quick bread can be a great contribution to a potluck or serve as a host gift. Breads can be made to suit a variety of tastes and diets, and be savory or sweet.
Some recipe inspiration:
- Gluten-Free and Gluten-Full Zucchini Pistachio Bread – Joy the Baker
- Chocolate Coconut Quick Bread – King Arthur Baking
- One Bowl Whole Wheat Banana Bread – Wholefully
- Herb Quick Bread – Taste of Home
- Cheese Bread – Spend with Pennies
- Asiago Cheese & Sun-Dried Tomato Quick Bread – Sally’s Baking Addiction
My Quick Breads Pinterest board for this month has lots of ideas too!
Don’t forget to use #RelishmentsBakes on your social media posts and tag @relishments so I can see your quick bread results!