Gloria Stuart’s Oatmeal Bread

Cakey, cakey, bread, bread!

When I first looked at this recipe, I thought it was going to turn out like soda bread.

It kind of did, but it was much more like a cake than bread. I liked it, but good toast it did not make.

The mixture was very batter-y

I’m beginning to realise that when American recipes say they are bread, they might be cake. Banana Bread for example. Also Zucchini Bread, and Pumpkin Bread.

BEWARE the word bread in an American recipe title all you Brits out there!

Banana BREAD vs Banana CAKE

I was testing this recipe for the forthcoming Murder, She Cooked cookbook.

It’s for a rather special episode that is particularly star-studded.

There’s June Havoc

Martha Scott

Jeffrey Lynn

Harry Morgan

and Gloria Stuart

Woweee! What a cast!

It’s a wonderful episode as there is a film within the film, Strange Bargain (1949).

With this many stars in one episode, I’ve decided to do a whole menu. Watch this space!

I have got a copy of Strange Bargain via eBay winging its way to me soon. I feel a DOUBLE BILL coming on.

Here’s Gloria’s Bread recipe should you wish to try it out.

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9 Responses to Gloria Stuart’s Oatmeal Bread

  1. Hazel 19 Apr, 2019 at 7:30 am #

    I’d think the oatmeal bread might be nice with soup and cheese?

    • Jenny 22 Apr, 2019 at 7:47 am #

      Definitely! I did like the bread, even though it didn’t turn out quite how I was expecting. With soup and cheese sounds perfect. I made some parsnip soup the other day and it would have been fabulous with that if I hadn’t already scoffed it all!

  2. Mark Brisenden 23 Apr, 2019 at 4:27 pm #

    Not sure about this . Think I’d rather go to Chasen’s ! During the poorer moments in her life she pronounces herself thoroughly sick of ‘Corn mush’ ! But before you put that menu together you should grab a copy of her memoir . She talks about food a fair bit in there and there are some menus also and this is a woman who cooked Christmas dinner for Robert Benchley, Dorothy Parker and Charles Butterworth at The Garden of Allah ! It’s also a delightful read in itself and she writes glowingly of Angela.

  3. Jenny 24 Apr, 2019 at 7:56 am #

    Mark, you are a FOUNTAIN OF KNOWLEDGE! This is brilliant intel and naturally as soon as I finish typing this I’ll be grabbing a copy of Gloria’s book. Brililant! Thanks too for your report on the Chasen’s chilli – I’ll get it up on the blog soon!

  4. mark brisenden 24 Apr, 2019 at 5:51 pm #

    Great . And I really only know this because of her Marx Bros. connection . She was married to Arthur Sheekman the co-writer of the original Marx Bros series I adapted for radio and one of Groucho’s best friends.

  5. Jenny 28 Apr, 2019 at 7:05 am #

    Wow! I’m going to really enjoy her book, I know it! Is the radio series up online somewhere? Would love to listen to it? Who wouldn’t want to be one of Groucho’s best friends?!

  6. mark brisenden 28 Apr, 2019 at 9:56 am #

    The series has just been released on CD after all these years, but is rather pricey . You can find it on the Internet Archive or if you wait a while it will probably be on 4extra again soon enough !

  7. Mark Brisenden 2 May, 2019 at 12:14 pm #

    The radio series goes out on R4 extra several times a year usually, but is not on at the moment . It’s just come out in CD box set, but is v.expensive but you can also find it on the Internet Archive .

  8. Jenny 2 May, 2019 at 8:51 pm #

    I am going to SEEK IT OUT Mark!

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