The Blueberry Bread That Almost Wasn’t…

Not everything goes as smoothly as I would like in the kitchen.  And when things go wrong, I get very discouraged and I don’t want to try again.  For example, this happened a couple of years ago and I have yet to use this cake pan again…

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It’s something I’m working on.  And I am going to share with you my semi-successful experience with Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffin Top Bread.

First, an entire bread that tastes like a muffin top?  Sign me up!  How often have you eaten just the top of a muffin and not finish the rest??  This recipe is from the wonderful blog Averie Cooks.  I have made a bunch of her bread recipes, including Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin Bread, Zucchini Banana Bread, and Pumpkin Banana Bread.  They all came out amazing.  I knew this one would be no different.  I followed this recipe exactly as is and decided to bake it a bundt pan.  This is where things started to fall apart, literally.  I baked the bread until it was crusty on top and my tester came out clean.  I let it cool completely, or so I thought.

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It looks a little funny here but no big deal…

This is what happened…

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Yup…that happened!  It broke in half and it wasn’t even cooked all the way through.  I know that this was not the recipe but all me.  It was obvious that I did a number of things wrong here.  I did not let it cook long enough.  I did not let it cool long enough.  And I did not butter the pan enough because it stuck to the bottom.  But I still needed to have this bread that tastes like a muffin top, so I decided to give it another try.

The second time around, I made it in a couple of loaf pans.  My  hope was that it would bake more evenly and would not be likely to fall apart.  I definitely had better results this time.

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The bread didn’t stick or fall apart.  However, the layer of cream cheese that is supposed to stay in the middle sunk to the bottom, along with the blueberries.  And the middle sunk in.  This I was not crazy about because it clearly didn’t happen from what I saw from the original recipe.  That’s ok!  I’m glad I tried it a second time because hopefully I will get to the point where I am not afraid to experiment.  And of course it was still delicious!!!

4 thoughts on “The Blueberry Bread That Almost Wasn’t…

  1. Wow – that original Bundt situation would have caused me to never attempt the recipe again but you got back on the horse so to speak and tried again. I love it! I am so glad the 2nd go-round was better. Sinking blueberries do happen – if you flour them lightly like I mentioned in the post that helps but nothing is foolproof. They’re heavy & do just sink. And the sinking cream cheese…maybe do more of a swirley pattern next time than actually spreading it in as a middle ‘layer’. But some of mine sunk too! Thanks for trying this and the detailed post and photos!

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  3. yikes what a mess, I have made mistakes too. sometimes my impatience gets the best of me ican’t wait to eat it so Idon’t allow time enough for basically everything.lol,

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