For those surviving without ovens.

As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Chocolate Crumble Quick Bread

Crumble Topping:
1/2 c flour
3/4 c oats (quick or rolled)
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
6 T butter

1. Start with topping... mix all dry ingredients in bowl and set aside.
2. Melt butter in skillet on low heat.
3. Add dry ingredients to skillet and mix gently. Turn heat up to medium low and allow moisture to evaporate... 3-4 minutes... stirring constantly.
4. Turn off heat and let cool in pan.

2 eggs
1 C sugar
1/2 C oil
1 1/2 C flour
1/2 C cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
couple shakes of cinnamon (1/4 tsp)
1 C milk
1 T lemon juice or vinegar

1.In large bowl, mix flour, cocoa, salt, b. powder, and b. soda with whisk to break up any clumps. set aside.
2. Beat together oil, eggs and sugar with whisk.
3. Add the lemon juice to the cup of milk and stir together.
4. Mix all ingredients together.
5. Butter or oil two rectangular pans and split mixture between the two.
6. Bring 1/3 full pot of water to boil, reduce to medium heat and place your steaming tray in pot.
7. Steam loaf for 5 minutes, then sprinkle half the crumble mixture evenly across top of bread. Replace lid and steam for 15 more minutes or until top of loaf cracks.
8. Repeat with second loaf. EAT! :)

If you don't have oatmeal, you can top bread with chocolate chips and chopped nuts... just wait that 5 minutes before sprinkling on top. :)

courtesy Lindsey Lett

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