S Is for Sourdough Starter

Sourdough starter recipes are a dime a dozen. I have tried so many versions over the years that I have lost track. Some were good, some were OK and some were just blah. To me, sourdough needs to have a particular tang to it. A good starter has a tart, sour, tang to it that’s …

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Rye Pretzels Are Soft and Chewy, Easy and Addictive

Soft Rye Pretzels are good to have around for snacks, especially if you’ve got a good, ice cold local beer. Whether you eat them with whole grain mustard or plain the flavor in these holds up to it all. Really, speaking as an experienced soft pretzel enthusiast I can tell you that these are amazing. …

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Quick Brioche Recipe

What would you give for a quick brioche recipe? A brioche that is buttery, slightly sweet, tender, and takes only a few hours instead of the typical overnight rising is a valuable thing — if you love brioche as much as I do. Brioche is traditionally baked in a fluted pan that looks like a big …

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Pain de Mie – The Perfect Sandwich Loaf for Kids

Homemade bread with a beautifully rounded top, baked golden brown, and just out of the oven is a beautiful thing — there’s no doubt about it. Sometimes, though, you need something closer to a commercially shaped bread loaf. You know, something that is squared off so that you can make perfect French Toast, or Texas Toast, …

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Oatmeal Walnut Bread

O is for this oatmeal walnut bread recipe. Just as full disclosure I actually wrote this in 2010. I am rewriting and republishing it now because it is a great recipe that deserves some attention AND because I am currently on vacation, or as close as I get to vacation, and I didn’t get a …

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Noon Rogani Recipe Makes Cinnamon Bread with a Twist

Noon Rogani is a sweet, cinnamon bread from Azerbaijan near northwestern Iran. What’s unique about it is the shaping — and what happens once the bread is shaped and baked. You see, you make it like a regular dough, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar, and then form it into a roll. Pretty standard stuff, right? THEN you …

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Melonpan Is an Unusual Japanese Snack Bread that You’ll Love!

Melonpan is a snack from Japan. It’s made to resemble a melon and is very pretty when you put it on the table but that’s not what makes it cool. The coolest thing ever about melonpan is that is is a soft, rich, airy roll covered in a layer of crispy, sweet sugar cookie! The …

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Lemon Bread Breakfast Braid

Lemon Bread Breakfast Braid is a great addition to any brunch or special breakfast. It is very similar to a Danish but without all of the fuss. You don’t have to turn and chill the dough so this comes together much more quickly than a Danish would. A lightly sweetened dough is spread with a …

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