January 29, 2008

Pan de Avena

Obed gave me a recipe for his mother's Pan de Avena, translated, Oatmeal Bread. Feeding my recent oatmeal addiction, I think I might make some tonight. It's one of the easier recipes around.

Pan de Avena

2 c. flour
1 ½ c. oatmeal
2 c. sugar
3 eggs
3 T. baking powder
⅓ c. corn or vegetable oil
2 c. milk
2 t. vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 325ยบ and spray a 9x13" pan with cooking spray. Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly in a large mixing bowl. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes.

Sometimes it takes a little longer than the recommended 30 minutes' cook time, so you might check its doneness with a knife. Pan de Avena is good for breakfast, and I hear from Obed that it's also good with jelly or coffee. That Obed is sneaky. I've caught him more than once saying "Mmmmm" before the bite of food is in his mouth.

Tonight for dinner I had steel cut oatmeal. It's a little unnerving to see blue bubbles in your oatmeal, let me tell you. Leftover dishwasher soap residue, I suppose. That'll teach me not to put my pans in the dishwasher. That is so not kosher, but lately I often find myself doing it anyway. I will never never put my good knives in the dishwasher, though. That can be deadly. I can't find it now, but one time I saw a statistic about how many people die each year from knives flying out of the dishwasher. Probably another fabricated statistic. Another reason not to put your knives in the dishwasher, besides death, is that it will ruin them.

More randomness: how come cinnamon and vanilla smell wonderful but taste so awful by themselves? They are magical indeed.

2 comments:

Chet said...

I'm all for you trying out this recipe tonight :) I didn't realize that pans+dishwasher=soapy oats! Yuck! Mine never turn out that way (or maybe I'm accustomed to soapy food and just haven't realized).

Auntie said...

If only the men in my house thought that Oatmeal = Dinner.

A supper of oatmeal w/sugar & cream is delish.

And cheap!

Who among us hasn't said MMMM before the first bite? Obed, I'll be your friend.