Kate, this is soooooooooo good! Wow, moist, fluffy and so tasty! The peanut taste comes through very nicely and is complemented very well by the nutty whole grain taste. YUM!
I had not issues with the dough being too dry. It came together perfectly and the bread baked up so nicely. It was moist and airy, just like I had hoped it would be.
I made half the recipe using a no sugar added organic chunky peanut butter. If I was to use a sweetened type, Id cut the sugar by half.
Since I had no loaf pan on hand I used a silicone muffin mold and got 5 muffins from half the recipe. They were gone faster than I could look. lol
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this delish treat with us!
Made and reviewed for Everyday Is A Holiday August 2010.
I'm sorry kate but this just doesn't really work for me, I too had a problem with the amount of liquid, I added more probably about 1/2 cup but not knowing what the end texture should be like before baking I don't think it was enough, once baked the bread was far too dense & heavy. I think that more liquid is needed or maybe there's an ingredient missing, oil or eggs or something to lighten up the mixture.
I love the rich peanut butter flavor. I did have a problem with lack of liquid. I used the ask for 1 1/4 cup of milk but it was so stiff that the mixer was having a hard time and the dough was climbing up the beaters and trying to infiltrate the motor! I added another 1/2 cup of milk and that improved it. I used it at that point but it was still pretty stiff and the baked texture is good. However, when made next time I'll start with 2 cups. This might be from the Adams brand PB which has no added fat or sugar and is pretty stiff at the bottom of the jar. It took 30 mins to fully bake the 4 mini loaves and a small 5x3 loaf that I made from this recipe. I'd recommend that if you use a regular peanut butter (with added fat and sugar) that you try the recipe as written. You may not need to add any extra milk, I'm not sure but I'd hate to be the cause of it being to wet for someone else (and if you need to you can always add some extra milk). One of the things I like best about this lovely bread is that it wasn't too sweet. Again, my pb has no sugar added to it so if your not using a natural pb you might get a sweeter bread. If you like peanut butter by all means do give this a try. It's so simple to put together and yummy you'll be glad you did! :D. Oh! and with all of this I forgot to say that I added a tsp of vanilla just because I thought it would be good. I'm done now, LOL.