Sunday, March 9, 2014

Ice Cream Bread

Quick Bread
Quick Bread
Quick Bread


You only need 2 ingredients  for this quick bread.  ICE CREAM + FLOUR.   No kidding!  Easy as  ABC.  You can throw in your favourite berries and nuts for extra flavour if you wish. Hop over to Rebecca's blog to check out her delicious Blueberry Ice Cream Bread.  

This quick bread is  very flavoursome and moist in texture.  The orange-sugar topping adds a little extra zing to the bread.  Perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea.  


Quick Bread


Ingredients:  (Makes 8 petite loaves)

480g vanilla ice cream, softened
230g self-raising flour
40g pistachio nuts, chopped - keep some extra for topping
30g choc bits
50g dried cranberries, chopped coarsely - keep some extra for topping
2 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp raw sugar mix well with orange zest (optional)

  • Preheat oven to 170 deg C.
  • Grease and flour a 8-cup petite loaf pan.
  • With a hand held mixer mix together softened ice cream and flour until combined.
  • Add in chopped pistachios, cranberries and choc bits, stir to combine using a rubber spatula.
  • Divide batter evenly into the pan.
  • Sprinkle remaining pistachios and cranberries over the top of the bread.  Spoon melted butter and sprinkle orange-sugar mixture over the top. 
  • Bake for about 30 - 35 minutes until top is golden brown.
  • Remove pan from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes before removing the bread from the pan.



21 comments:

  1. Interesting. Shall give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Those bread ( or cake ? ) look fantastic ! Ice cream and flour only ?! Definitely worth making :D

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    1. Hi Ann, yes just two main ingredients. Simple and easy eh?

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  3. This is interesting as I never knew that ice cream can be used as part of ingredients to bake in cakes. Thats wonderful. Love the texture as it looks soft. Yum.

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    1. First time I came across this recipe and I thought it sounds interesting and worth making just using two ingredients. Actually come to think of it, ice cream consist of cream and egg which is essential for making cakes.

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  4. very interesting bread. happy to follow you. also view my space http://prachisvegkitchen.blogspot.in

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    1. Thank you for dropping by. Will definitely visit your blog.

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  5. Ice-cream in baking! That's really interesting and cool - haha - get it? 'cool'! :-)
    I'll have to try this! It looks simple to make.

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  6. More interesting this recipe and looks delicious =P

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  7. Another good bread recipe to try on. definitely cannot give it a missed. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Wow, this is a very creative recipe! And great choices to add in some dried fruits & nuts in there.

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  9. Hi Veronica! This petite loaves are really pretty and can't believe they are so easy to make :)

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  10. ooh..so interestig...ice-cream bread..nvr knew ice cream can be made a cake...

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  11. Veronica, this is so exciting! Imagine ice-cream as a bread ingredient. I can't wait to try it!

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  12. A very creative use of ice cream, Veronica. The cake looks super!

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  13. This is unique! Eager to try, bookmarked and so kind of you to share!

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  14. Hi Veronica, so lovely bread or cake, these are definitely worth making. I'll try. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. How interesting this recipe with vanilla ice cream...like the texture of this bread, looks so moist...thanks for the recipe Veronica...have a wonderful weekend :D

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  16. Lorraine Not Quite NigellaMarch 17, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Oh my! What an interesting recipe! That is so creative :)

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  17. This is interesting :) I must give this a try when I make my own vanilla ice cream. Thank Veron for sharing this new method of making cake/bread :)

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