Sunday, May 15, 2011

Coffee Can Honey Wheat Bread and Award

Wonderful Fresh Bread…Yum! 

Long before there were kitchen appliances, that helped make some of our cooking chores easier…there were innovative cooks that found ways to cut time and still turn out a phenomenal product. Long before there were bread machines…there was coffee can bread! This is a very interesting concept. You mix all your ingredients into a bowl and pour into a coffee can with a plastic lid. The rising of the dough pushes the lid off and then its time to bake. No kneading, no punching down, just wait for the lid to pop off! It's that easy to make a great tasting loaf of bread. The bread comes out with a very nice crumb and is delicious! It makes great toast and the kids will love their sandwiches on round bread. In fact, your kids (depending on their age) would probably enjoy making this themselves, with a little help. The first thing you need are two, 1 pound coffee cans with plastic lids or one, 2 pound can. Make sure the cans are tin or steel and not lined with any plastic. If your cans have a ridge on the inside you should remove it with a can opener before you start. Wash cans with soap and water and dry well. Grease cans with Crisco or spray with a cooking spray such as Pam.  I've had this recipe for years and think it's worth the time to blog about! Hope you agree and give it a try!

Coffee Can Honey Wheat Bread
 350° oven
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons lukewarm water
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3 tablespoons of honey
13 oz. can of evaporated milk(can use skim evaporated milk)
2 tablespoons salad oil
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups white flour
2 tablespoons wheat germ

 Grease either two, 1 pound cans or one, 2 pound can. Mix all ingredients together by hand or in bowl of stand mixer. Pour batter into each can about 1/2 full. Put the lids on cans and let rise in warm place. When lids pop off bake in a 350° oven for 45 minutes.  Let cool then slide out of the can.

one pound coffee cans…you can see I forgot to take out the rim in one 


Everything mixed and ready to put into the coffee cans

Pour batter into cans, fill half way

It's Rising!

Lids popped, ready to put in oven

Baked! Cool and remove cans

Lovely Honey Wheat Bread


                                                            An  Award   
    Someone was very ingenious to combine all these awards and I am very happy to pass them on. Eight awards in one!

I also want to thank Elizabeth of 
Food and Thrift Finds for again honoring me with an award. She has a wonderful blog and you should check it out. I would love to pay this forward by awarding it to 15 very deserving bloggers. Actually, I would love to award it to everyone I follow but, I would never have the time…I hope you check out these wonderfully talented ladies!

  1. Megi at Linden Tea
  2. Ryan at Ryan Bakes
  3. Cher at The not so exciting adventures of a dabbler…
  4. Kris at Miss Kris Kitchen
  5. Susan at Create Amazing Meals
  6. Betsy at A Plateful of Happiness
  7. Adriana at Great Food 360°
  8. Elaine at California Living
  9. Patty's Food
  10. Karen at From Scratch
  11. yummy chunklet
  12. Josefa at Eat In The Middle
  13. Tricia and Nana Cooking with Dorie
  14. Frankly Entertaining
  15. In the Pursuit Hobby


  1. The melting butter on your delicious looking bread is very tempting! Congrats on the award! It's well deserved!

  2. My goodness - what a wonderful surprise! Thank you for passing your award along to me, Kathy! Your bread looks so good and intriguing that you bake it in a coffee can. Congratulations on your well deserved award!

  3. Thanks for your sweet comments and for passing this award along to me!
    I remember making this coffee can bread a few times years ago, it's fun to make and delicious, thanks for bringing a good bread recipe back to my attention;-)

  4. Whoops, forgot to congratulate you on your award, you have a wonderful blog and it's a pleasure to visit here! Congratulations-)

  5. Hi Kathy, the breads look delicious! The butter looks like the perfect match to this soft, even crumb bread.

  6. Kathy, Congrats to you. It's well deserved. I've been enjoying following your blog. Thank you also for passing the award along to me. It made my day!
    This bread recipe looks delicious. I'll have to find some coffee cans (I don't drink coffee) and give it a try.
    Have a great day!

  7. Thank you so much, Kathy! I've been very inspired by your blog, too! I remember eating this kind of bread as a kid, but it's hard to find coffee cans nowadays. I love our on-line community and look forward to joining you at Baked Sunday Mornings.

  8. Congratulations Kathy! You deserve a place of honor in the blogging world...always enjoy your posts, and this bread looks so much fun. I will be trying your recipe with my grandkiddies this week! Thanks for thinking about me. You make me smile:)

  9. Congrats on your award! And thank you so much for passing it along to me! Your bread looks really good and a lot of fun to make.

  10. Congrats on the award. It is well-deserved and I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing all of the delicious recipes you post! Thanks also for passing along to me. That is very kind!

    P.S. This bread looks SO good!!!!!

  11. Kathy-I tried to post my comment before, but I noticed it did not go through. So here I go again!
    Thank you so much for the mention regarding the award I passed on to you. Such a nice list of bloggers you passed it on to.
    I love your bread made in the coffee cans. The last time I made it was the Boston Brown bread made in the coffee can which was over 30yrs ago!

    Love your bread, and the amazing recipe.
    Thank you for sharing:DDD

  12. Congrats to you!
    Aww. Thank you, Kathy for passing it along. It made my day.
    I love coffee cans for making bread - I always have my dad save them for me so I can have some on hand.

  13. What a neat trick! I have never seen this done before. I remember that Pampered Chef sold long tubes for baking bread but this is certainly less costly and so much more interesting!!

  14. Congratulations on your award and htank you so much for passing it along! I had never seen coffee can bread. I kind of wish we bought our coffee in cans, but most of it comes now in resealable bags.