If you, like many others, are temporarily stuck at home and looking into ways to make simple yet delicious treats, you’re in the right place. Today we’re making peanut butter bread — the fibrous, protein-packed snack that requires no yeast and little cooking skills. You just mix the ingredients and bake, simple as that!
The Origin of the Recipe
The peanut butter bread recipe first appeared in a 1932 cookbook, and like most baked goodies in that era, it required very basic ingredients that can be found in every household. The good news is that those ingredients have remained a must-have in most people’s pantries, so you should have no problem getting them.
The Necessary Ingredients
- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 ⅓ cups milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup peanut butter
- Chopped banana or ice cream, for serving
How to Make the Peanut Butter Bread
If you get easily intimidated by the thought of baking bread yourself, this recipe is certainly a good place to start conquering your fear. For one, it doesn’t need a sourdough starter, which is what frightens most newbies, so you can relax about that. Now, here is the simple recipe, step by step:
- Preheat your oven to 325F.
- Grab a bowl and mix all dry ingredients together. This includes the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Whisk well until everything is blended well.
- Add the milk to the bowl of dry ingredients and whisk until they are mixed well.
- Add the peanut butter and combine until smooth.
- Grab a loaf pan and grease the bottom and sides (or you can line it with parchment paper instead).
- Bake in the preheated oven for about an hour.
If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can serve the bread with balls of ice cream — sorbet would be perfect — or a chopped banana.
Decoding Tomorrow’s Hot Restraurt Concepts
There are two roads that lead to concept innovation – the first one is to remarkably improve the pre-existing options think drive-thru coffee and the second one is to come up with a completely different mechanism to attract customers – think Starbucks when it was newly launched. This year’s emerging trends have been heavily shaped by the pandemic. Anytype of to-go feature showed increasing popularity. From drive-through salads to pre-portioned single-serving meal packs, to boxed lunches for delivery – one common factor for all the up-and-coming food brands is that they are easy to scale. Location expansion over same-store growth proved to be a bigger driver for growth.
Here’s a list of three buzz-making items and the twist they have taken over brands that came before.
Bowls are a very popular concept amongst food lovers today. Firstly, they are photogenic which makes them popular amongst the Instgram-Twitter generation, secondly, they are healthy and come in exciting new flavors. From healthy options like grain bowls, harvest bowls, buddha bowls, and smoothie bowls to tongue-tingling options like burrito bowls or poke bowls or KFC’s famous mashed potato bowls. This concept also makes it easy for takeout and delivery adding another advantage to the list. They are one of the top-ranking features in almost every list.
Although bubble tea has been around for a while now ( say decades) but it’s getting rediscovered. Tea enriched with boba (tapioca pearls) is gaining increasing popularity – with a lot of emerging providers topping this year’s list. The key focus is on authenticity and heritage. The drink is originally from Taiwan – and there are two main authentic Taiwan players on the market. Sharetea and Gong Cha. What are they doing differently you wonder? Well, the focus is on freshness. The ingredients and elements that go in the drink are freshly prepared every day.
While healthy eating/ conscious eating is slowly gaining mainstream popularity – Salads have been around for a long time now. A concept that has been popular across generations and nations. While the ingredients and prep methods are constantly witnessing changes – for example for this year adding vitamins in the greens are turning out to be a popular trend.
It basically looks like one Greek salad bowl with boba tea to go kinda future!