The saying, “What goes around, comes around” usually is used as a reference to karma. But it can also mean certain trends in society. They say that history repeats itself, and that is quite true of many trends that we see today. Crop tops, mom jeans, platformed shoes, etc., they’re all past trends that have been made new and cool again.
But it isn’t just fashion trends that seem to recycle themselves throughout history. Baking trends are apparently going in waves as well. One peanut butter bread recipe that was popular during the Great Depression is making a comeback thanks to YouTube chef Glen Powell, who recently shared it online.
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Powell runs the Glen & Friends Cooking channel. He shared that this particular bread recipe goes all the way back to 1932 when it was originally shared in the Five Roses Flour Cookbook.
Powell is known to often recreate recipes from old cookbooks, documenting the entire process on his YouTube. Powell speculates that the popularity of this bread – both then and now – might be due to the ingredients, which are very cheap. Plus, the method is quite simple as well. Cheap and simple cooking ideas seems to be what everyone is gravitating towards during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Regarding the outcome of the bread, Powell was pleasantly surprised. He shared that at first he wasn’t convinced it would turn out that great, but he was wrong. As he said to CBC Radio, “I thought, ‘Oh, this is going to be one of those ones that don’t turn out, but I’m going to make it, because who knows?’ And I really did enjoy it.”
In the recipe, Powell chose to go with the crunchy variant of peanut butter, but the choice is entirely up to you.
The official ingredient list is:
500 mL (2 cups) all purpose flour
60 mL (¼ cup) sugar
20 mL (4 tsp) baking powder
2 mL (½ tsp) salt
325 mL (1 1/3 cup) milk
125 mL (½ cup) peanut butter
The recipe’s steps are below:
Preheat oven to 160ºC (325ºF).
Mix dry ingredients together.
Stir in the milk before adding in the peanut butter.
Put the mixture into a greased loaf tin, then bake for 1 hour.
For more details and tips watch Powell’s video below:SKM: below-content placeholder