Chocolate Ice Cream Bread

chocolatebread1Well, here it is ‘Chocolate Ice Cream Bread’.
It tastes like a cross between a brownie and a chocolate cake.
chocolatebread2I’m happy that I’ve tried all 3 flavors in the Neapolitan ice cream.
It’s an easy recipe and bakes up beautifully.

Wishing you all fun with creative cooking.

 

*I used a small batter made like my basic ‘Boiled Custard Bread’ recipe.
Use melted ice cream instead of boiled custard.
Add flour a little at a time to the melted ice cream until the batter is a creamy consistency.
If you get the batter too thick, thin it with a little bit of water.

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Strawberry Ice Cream Bread

P1050425Well, it was bound to happen, that’s right, I made ‘Strawberry Ice Cream Bread’. One can only bake around with vanilla ice cream or custard for so long before the other flavors become too tempting not to try too.

I had been playing with the idea to use strawberry or chocolate ice cream to make some ice cream bread. I mentioned it to my supportive & wonderful husband and he went out and brought home a gallon of neopolitan ice cream.

P1050416I made a small loaf of strawberry ice cream bread. I’m so amazed how this bread can rise so lovely and come out of the pan without sticking. The strawberry bread has great texture and wonderful taste. I love the pretty color too.

This was such fun to try. Now next up is chocolate. I hope it does as well. I’ll let you know.

Happy creating!

 

*I used a small batter made like my basic ‘Boiled Custard Bread’ recipe.
Use melted ice cream instead of boiled custard.
Add flour a little at a time to the melted ice cream until the batter is a creamy consistency.
If you get the batter too thick, thin it with a little bit of water.

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2016 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Rare – Skookum Doll

2016 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge
~Rare~

P1050186My husband inherited a cedar chest and amongst the few things left in the chest was this doll. I didn’t know anything about the dolls before this one. This is a Skookum doll. We don’t know who bought it nor when. It may be over 70 or 80 years old.

This Skookum Doll is 11 1/2 inches tall.
He has a banner that says ‘Painted Desert Park, Ariz.’
His legs are squared wooden dowels.
His shoes and leggings are felt.
He wears a headband.
He has a folded blanket wrapped around him so that it looks like he has folded arms.

*The Skookum Dolls aren’t authentic Native American Dolls. They were first made by a woman named Mary McAboy in 1913 and were produced until the 1960’s. The first ones she made she carved the heads out of apples. There was a problem with shelf life of the dolls. When they became popular as souvenirs, she teamed up with a manufacturer and started making the heads out of composition or plastic.

 Wishing you all fun with the WP photo challenge!

 

Here’s a couple of links for further reading:
Skookum doll http://www.wow.com/wiki/Skookum_doll
Skookum dolls http://www.skookumdolls.com/

 

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Five For Friday – hummingbird – carrots – garden news- my clutch pattern

8-18-2016-hummingbirdThere’s an adorable little round hummingbird feeding at our feeders. We’re guessing it may be a baby girl. It sure is cute.

20160819_095857I harvested the rest of the carrots. There wasn’t many. Just enough to freeze for one cooking of a winter soup. Now, when the cold of winter comes knocking, I’m prepared for the first soup of the year made with mostly homegrown ingredients. As delicious as it sounds, I’m not in any hurry to make it though.😉

P1050128My husband mowed the garden down last weekend. Now it’ll rest until we decide to put in a garden  again somedayP1050024My herb garden hasn’t faired well during the dog days of Summer. The herb garden’s so dry that I doubt any of the herbs survive. Only the rosemarys are hanging on with any sort of chance. I’m especially hoping my ‘Madeline Hill Rosemary’ survives the winter and comes back strong next year. It’s special to me because my Brother sent it to me. If the herbs all die out and don’t come back next Spring, I’ll most likely just plant some annual flowers in the little garden bed. That may be pretty. We’ll see…

00-protoclutchI had enough luck making my clutch/wallet by the McCall’s pattern that I was inspired to make my own version of the pattern. I’m changing up some things like the size, amount of dividers and how it goes together. This is my first try, a proto-type. It didn’t turn out like I wanted. It’s warped and misshapen, However, I learned a thing or two about what I need to do to make the next one better. That’s the creating process.

I hope you all had a wonderful gardening season and your flowers, vegetables or herbs were a success.

Have a great weekend!

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2016 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Fun

2016 WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge
~Fun~

1-iccrm-breadI think, Making ‘Ice Cream Bread’ is fun.
It has only 2 ingredients: self rising flour & melted ice cream.

It’s simple to do and it taste good.🙂2-iccrm-bread

 Wishing you all fun with the WP photo challenge!

*’Ice Cream Bread’ can be made by my ‘Boiled Custard Bread’ recipe.
Use melted ice cream instead of boiled custard.
Add flour a little at a time to the melted ice cream until the batter is a creamy consistency.
If you get the batter too thick, thin it with a little bit of water.

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