Breads, Cakes, and Sweet Treats

Semolina Tomato Zucchini Yeast Bread

Semolina Tomato Zucchini Yeast Bread

It’s that time of year again – zucchini season. I have been following the Mediterranean example and using zucchini in everything; zucchini pie, stuffed zucchini, zucchini pickles, even zucchini brownies. But still, the zucchini keeps coming.

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Popovers

Popovers

Santa, and all his elves, would love some freshly baked popovers on Christmas morning!

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Christmas Stollen

Christmas Stollen

German stollen, with an almond paste filling, is basically a bread version of light fruitcake. There’s plenty of raisins, dried fruits, and nuts, all wrapped in a slightly sweet dough.

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Gingerbread Roll

Gingerbread Roll

A grown-up version of holiday gingerbread men, the gingerbread roll will soon be a new tradition in your home!

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White Fruitcake

White Fruitcake

Light and lemony, this fruit and nut cake will be welcomed by fruitcake haters and lovers alike!
It’s not too late to make fruitcake. Join me on Day Two of the 12 Days of Baking Challenge.

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Greek Country Bread

Greek Country Bread

It’s Homemade Bread Day! Celebrate with wholesome and delicious Greek Country Bread. At least 90% of my bread making is sourdough. I prefer the flavor that sourdough imparts, and find most straight dough breads a bit insipid. But not Greek Country Bread. This heavy...

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Orange-Raspberry Quick Bread Recipe

Orange-Raspberry Quick Bread Recipe

Searching for an easy gift idea? How about a loaf of homemade quick bread and a jar of your own special jam or jelly? Quick breads are easy to make, easy to gift, and easy to eat! If you can measure, stir, and open the oven door you can make quick breads. Quick Bread...

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Light and Lemony Fruitcake

Light and Lemony Fruitcake

Mini sweet-tart fruitcakes make the perfect gifts. Want to be especially popular this holiday season? Want to skip all of that “what do I buy for everyone” anxiety? Want a gift that’s easy, can be prepared this weekend, and is perfect for both your boss and your...

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