When the bunch of bananas you bought for breakfast and healthy snacking have passed their natural prime, fear not! It just means the bananas are now perfect for use in delicious baked goods like breads, muffins, and cakes. I took things a step further by digging out my vintage mini-Bundt cake pan, and the results, […]
Hooray pumpkin season! Every year I make at least a few loaves of sweet, spicy pumpkin bread, but this year I got wild and added a handful of raisins and cinnamon chips to the quick-bread batter, and the result was my favorite pumpkin bread yet. The cinnamon chips aren’t always easy to find in the […]
Last week we had extremely unseasonably warm weather up here in New Hampshire, and it was a glorious preview for the upcoming summer season. To celebrate, I threw open the windows, dug out my favorite Minnetonka moccasins, and got outside as much as possible. I moved up here in November, when hibernation mode kicks in […]
When I was in Fort Myers last summer visiting my cousin Jaime, she introduced me to pretzel bread. I am a lifelong soft pretzel fan, but had never seen it in loaf form, just the usual twists and nuggets. The bread Jaime had was rich and buttery with a golden pretzel “crust” and lots of coarse […]
The unofficial name for this bread is “Hurricane Irene Bread” because as soon as I knew I would be house-bound for the weekend, I decided I would need a loaf of something to sustain me. I turned to my trusty King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion cookbook for a recipe, and settled on Crusty Italian Bread. […]
Last Sunday I had zero plans and the weather was unpleasant. Basically…a perfect bread day. To be honest, even if the sun had been shining and I only had a few hours, I would have still made time for bread so I could use my King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion Cookbook and dough whisk, both gifts from […]
If you’re craving the sweetness of fruit in a quick-bread, but are holding out for the seasonal berries that will start appearing with the farmer’s markets, this might be just the quick-bread to tide you over.
I am a major lover of all things British, from beans on toast to Mr. Bean. My ethusiasm has recently extended to the upcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, although on that front, my excitement has more to do with Princess Diana than it does Prince William.
At used book stores I always make a beeline for the cookbooks, and once I find them, I zero in on any with those terrible plastic toothed spiral spines. The ones that inevitably fail to do their job of keeping the pages together. To me that spine means the book was compiled by a school, church, charity, etc. […]
I have been heavy on the pumpkin this fall, so it only seemed fair to add another cranberry recipe to the roster before we switch gears to winter. I was disappointed to see a lot of cranberry bread recipes calling for canned cranberry sauce. Say what? I finally found a nut bread recipe in the […]