Have you seen those cute little tin cans of breads and coffee mugs of cake? If you’re on Pinterest, you no doubt have. While I was debating in my head the merits of baking bread in a tin can and the safety issues that this might bring up (BPA, etc.), a new idea emerged: bread in a jar. Why not use up some of those many canning jars that are otherwise collecting dust and taking up space in the cupboard, and put them to use? Plus, bread baked in little half-pint canning jars would just be so darn cute.
So I whipped up a batch of pumpkin bread, filled the lightly greased jars about halfway with batter, and popped them into the oven. Put the jars on a baking sheet first unless you enjoy cleaning baked-on goop off the bottom of your oven.
The jars would also make great gifts, either already baked or filled and frozen with baking instructions.