Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pin 20– “the bread”

IMG_8311I’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.

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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 :).

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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.

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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 :(.

Stephanie

4 comments:

  1. I don't eat bread, so I hadn't clicked through to the original pin, but I'm also disappointed that its not a "two-ingredient bread" at all. It's bread with butter! Also, did you know that butter has 100 calories per tablespoon (I just realized this when I calculated the calories in my favorite fudge recipe). Ack! Isn't that insane? I'd rather eat that king size candy bar ;)
    Sarah

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    1. I'm not sure how this new fact makes me feel... horrified because I love butter or just grossed out! All around I won't be bothering with this "recipe" again!! but I will help myself to a snickers soon :)

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  2. your site is awesome. totally legit tests. i read pintester for the laughs but this really answers a lot of my pinqueries. please continue to post. really fantastic.

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    1. Thank you so much Jasi!! I was doing this stuff and sometimes it worked and sometimes it was a waste of time and I wished someone else had tried it first so hence pinbusting :) It's esciting for other people to enjoy it. Come back and visit and tell your friends! :)

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