I’ve seen many, many versions of this pin. Some claim it’s a miracle bread others say it’s the best 2 ingredient bread ever. After seeing so many versions, I assumed this was a miracle bread that you made with 2 ingredients that was also $#%$^in awesome. I looked at a few of the pins and they all bring me here. But – it is actually a recipe from Pioneer Woman for what she says is the bread everyone expects her to make. So right off the bat I was a little disappointed that I wouldn’t be baking any fresh bread.
The directions are to slather insane amounts of butter (1 stick per half!) onto french bread and bake then broil. Now, she won me over at first because butter makes everything better and I am a carb addict so it couldn’t have been better in theory.
So I followed her directions except that I halved her recipe since there are only 2.5 people in my house and while I could eat a whole loaf of bread soaked in butter even I have enough willpower to stop myself here. A whole king size candy bar, no, but I can manage to pull myself away from cholesterol on oversized bread :).
It looks fabulous right?
Pioneer Woman insists that the fairly burnt part has the most flavor and the more you let it cook the tastier it will be. So I took out half at the point I normally would and let the second broil a bit longer to really darken it up.
the bottom line – eh
I won’t say it wasn’t good, because there is no way bread and butter is bad, but I wasn’t excited about it. Neither version was particularly impressive and I can’t say I felt justified eating half a stick of butter for it. Unfortunately this one just didn’t live up to the hype :(.