Want a cross between peanut butter cookies and homemade bread? If so, a hundred-year-old recipe for Peanut Butter Bread may be just the recipe for you.
Here is the original recipe:
And, here is the recipe updated for modern cooks:
Peanut Butter Bread
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a loaf pan.
In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add peanut butter, milk, and eggs.; beat until well mixed. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean. May be served warm or cold.
The hundred-year-old recipe called for 2 “rounded” teaspoons baking powder. I used 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder – and that worked well.
I used less salt than called in the original recipe. One teaspoon of salt seemed like a lot for a loaf of bread, so I reduced it to 1/2 teaspoon.
The old recipe says that this bread is best when it is a day old. In my opinion, the bread was good the day after I made it – though it also was good shortly after I took it out of the oven.