Friday, July 5, 2013

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #49: Ice Cream Bread

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky where you can share your special time in the kitchen, such a great place for learning. You can also link up Kid-Friendly Recipes)

The linky is at the bottom.

I had never heard of Ice Cream Bread until earlier this week when a friend on Facebook mentioned it. I decided I needed to see if I could find a recipe. I found several difference mentions of it, so I am not exactly sure where it originated. The first one I found on the Taste of Home website is for a mini loaf, which we don't need with 6 members in our family. Though I did appreciate that they give directions on how to add a couple of ingredients to all-purpose flour to make self-rising flour.

 I found a recipe for a bigger loaf at The Hungry Housewife, which was essentially the original recipe doubled. The Taste of Home recipe calls for sugar, so I kept that in the recipe even though the one at The Hungry Housewife doesn't have it.

Ice Cream Bread

Ingredients for a regular size loaf pan:
2 cups ice cream, softened (we used Death By Chocolate, but any full fat ice cream can be used)
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
(If you do not have self-rising flour you can substitute by following these directions: Place 2 tsp of baking powder and 1/2 tsp of salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to the measuring cup(s) to equal 1 1/2 cups.)
2 Tbs sugar

I left the ice cream out for a bit over half an hour, it was starting to get a bit melted instead of just softened, but it seemed to work well.

Then we added the baking powder and salt to the measuring cup we were going to measure our flour into.

Then we added the flour. We used this as an opportunity to again practice leveling.

And then we added the sugar. 

And stirred it all together.

It is a bit thick, but not too bad.

I spooned and scraped it into the greased loaf pan.

And then I put it in the 350° for 35 minutes. The mini loaf would take 25-30 minutes. I set the timer for 30 minutes, but found it needed a little longer. I set the timer for another 10 minutes, but found it didn't need that long, it was starting to smell overcooked. 35 minutes seems about right for our oven. Check for doneness with a toothpick. Ours didn't really rise, but it tasted great!

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?

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Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
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Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs

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  1. Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. My kids - 4 & 2 - LOVE helping to do all sorts of things in the kitchen. It's forces me to take a step back and relax and not be so anal about what is going on with my recipes. They love to measure and scoop and feel the satisfaction that they made something!

  3. It looks yummy! And it looks like you all had a good time making the bread.

    Heidi’s Wanderings


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