This is one of those really stupid sounding ideas that work great.
Rose was talking to a friend about the whole bread baking issue. We make pan bread now, but Rose makes a killer banana nut bread that I really don't want to go without if I don't have to.
The month or so ago a friend suggested she bake the bread in mason jars. It sounded nuts, but she tried it.
She sprayed a little canola oil
into the jars, and then filled them about 1/4 full with bread dough (batter?). Bake as normal, but as soon as they are removed from the oven
, drop the lids on the jars.
They 'pop' closed shortly after they come out of the oven
. I have served as the tester for this experiment
, and can say with a relative* degree of certainty that it works great.
The first batch was Banana bread, corn bread, and pound cake. All three have continued to come out of the jar fresh and tasty as they have been opened over the last month.
I will keep you posted if I can restrain myself long enough to see how they are at the 6 and 8 week marks.
*Further testing will need to be conducted. You can not be too hasty about these things..... ;D