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We're the kind of people who have to eat every three hours, and Pure Leaf Iced Tea is here to help with that.
Today: A quick bread recipe from Four & Twenty Blackbirds—and our next Instameet!
Quick bread is the catch-all loaf, the one you can make by just rummaging thorugh spice jars and half-empty bags of nuts. You want bread in an hour? Make quick bread. Too many brown bananas? Quick bread.
For a stellar quick bread recipe, we turned to the pie experts (yes, pie), Four & Twenty Blackbirds. This is not an ordinary bread—it's packed with seeds, nuts, and molasses, and it's been a staple in the pie shop since day one. (And we're giddy to be helping break in their new space for our next Instameet in September—watch out for the email, New York City!) Now, since quick breads don't make you wait, neither will we: Here are 14 lovely loaves, plus the recipe for Blackbird's Bread.
So corny (and so great).
A fruitful (or vegetal) journey.
Totally nuts—in the best way.
Recipe from Four & Twenty Blackbirds
Makes 2 loaves
cups plus 1 tablespoon (420 grams) all-purpose flour
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (260 grams) whole wheat flour
3 teaspoons (22 1/2 grams) baking powder
1 teaspoon allspice
3/4 cup plus 2 1/2 tablespoons (180 grams) brown sugar
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon (190 grams) oil
1 cup minus 1 tablespoon (310 grams) molasses
2 cups milk
7 tablespoons (65 grams) sesame seeds
1/2 cup (65 grams) sunflower seeds
1/2 cup (70 grams) walnuts
2 tablespoons (20 grams) flax seeds
1/3 cup (40 grams) poppy seeds
Photos by Alpha Smoot, James Ransom, Mark Weinberg, fiveandspice (espresso banana bread), Phyllis Grant (banana bread with peanut streusel), and Renée Kemps (zucchini bread with dates)