Saturday, December 6, 2008
Second Installment of the Wonders of Diet Soda!
Annie's excellent discussion of the how to's of making wonderful magical guilt free cupcakes inspired me to share another super fabulous item that also uses diet soda! One would be amazed at all the things we can do with diet soda. Today we are going to focus on our friend the diet coke and make diet coke bread!...which may sound strange, but its amazing and a great way to impress people, which is something Annie and I are always trying to do :)
first, turn your oven on for around 150-200 degrees.
then, mix 3 cups of ordinary flour with 1 1/4 cups diet coke (which leaves you a little to sip on while you cook!) and one package of yeast. Mix this all together. its will be a little gooey at first, but should be able to get mixed to a dough consistency.
once you have a nice ball of bread dough, get a damp towel and place it over the bowl and put it in the oven, but turn the oven off at this point!!
Now you just wait (which, for me, is the hardest part) let the dough rise for about 30-45 minutes. Afterward, you might have to add a little bit of flour to make it not super sticky to your hands, and kneed it a few times before putting in a bread dish. Then plop it back in the oven for 20-30 minutes (Oven should be preheated to 350 for this part)!
Some fun additions to this bread is adding some salt and garlic powder. Or, i've tried it with mixing some honey in with it after it has risen. You want to make sure that its all mixed together though, or else you get hard baked honey spots, which is no good. try this fun recipe and you'll amaze people that its just a little diet coke with flour!