just a spoonful (or 11) of sugar….


on this day in 1964

a perennial favorite of children

“mary poppins,” premiered.

julie andrews as mary, sang and danced her way through this happy film

 her famous ‘just a spoonful of sugar’ song danced through my head

as i continued my foray into bread making with my latest project

cinnamon swirl donut bread

i think mary would have been quite impressed/horrified by all the sugar involved in this one

is was not only a sweet donut loaf

but was swirled with cinnamon, sugar, and molasses

and in the final stages

the entire  loaf

still warm from the oven

was dipped in melted butter

then rolled in a mix of brown sugar, white sugar, and cinnamon

that melted together

creating an outer crust 

this was not a loaf for the feint of heart

nor amateur sugar-eater

 a little went a long way, but pretty tasty, all in all.

next up – beer bread

i wonder what movie from my past that experience will trigger.

“if god hadn’t meant for us to eat sugar, he wouldn’t have invented dentists.”

-ralph nader



image credit: walt disney pictures

83 responses »

  1. So funny! I can’t decide if this sounds delicious or way too much. I’m a big fan of cinnamon bread though.

    And I’ll have to remember about Mary Poppins–a dear friend of mine went to see it by herself as a child, and she loved it so much that she stayed and watched it again while her parents were frantically looking for her. 😀

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  2. This looks and sounds absolutely incredible. Since I don’t put sugar in my iced tea or my hot tea and since I don’t drink coffee, I think I can deal with a few more spoonfuls of sugar to make a loaf of bread like this. Is it a difficult recipe? I love Ralph Nader’s quite!

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