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Pretzel Knots, For The Last Time!

Week Fifty-Three: For The Last Time! And here we are.  It’s the very last bread of the year.  I’ve made sure to leave you with a good one, too. When I first made these pretzel knots, I was intrigued by … Continue reading

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Caramelized Garlic Bread, For The Last Time!

Week Fifty-Three: For The Last Time! This bread was a spectacular failure the first time I tried it.  I was attempting to recreate a bread that I’d never tried or seen in person, but the descriptions of which sounded too … Continue reading

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Orange and Mint Bread, For The Last Time!

Week Fifty-Three: For The Last Time! And so, we come to my final week of bread.  Like I’ve done at the end of every three-month period so far, this week is devoted to righting all my bready wrongs.  It’s the … Continue reading

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Challah

Week Fifty-Two: Christmas Breads I feel safe in offering up challah as the final bread in this week of Christmas breads; for challah, like the bagel, has long ago entered the panary repertoire of the goyim, no longer a strange … Continue reading

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Kugelhopf

Week Fifty-Two: Christmas Breads Though I’ve always seen it called “kugelhopf”, this Germanic bread is also known as “gugelhopf”, “kougelhupf”, “guglhupf”, or any combination of the aforementioned prefixes or suffixes.  To-may-to, to-mah-to, it’s all the same bread no matter the … Continue reading

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Panettone

Week Fifty-Two: Christmas Breads Panettone, that Milanese specialty, is one of the quintessential Christmas breads, popular the world over.  Italian bakers make an estimated 117 million of them every year, with countless others made and sold elsewhere, particularly in South America. … Continue reading

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Christopsomos (Greek Christmas Bread)

Week Fifty-Two: Christmas Breads Hailing from Greece, today’s bread draws similarity to Christmas breads from nearby Italy and Germany, with their panettone and stollen.  This is not to say that these breads are copycats of one another, far from it. … Continue reading

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Kolach (Ukranian Christmas Bread)

Week Fifty-Two: Christmas Breads In the Ukraine, bread is such a significant part of everyday life that there is an old and, now, formal way of greeting that involves an elaborate presentation of bread and salt, two main dietary staples. … Continue reading

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Stollen

Week Fifty-Two: Christmas Breads Well, I’ll make this short.  You’re on vacation, I’m on vacation, ever’body on vacation.  Who’s actually reading this right now?  You probably aren’t going to read an encyclopedia of information about bread; but neither am I … Continue reading

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Wild Rice and Cranberry Rolls

Week Fifty-One: Gift Breads This last gift bread is a very versatile one; originally titled “morning rolls”, they would make a fine alternative to the typically saccharine “special houseguest” breakfast  of pancakes, sticky buns, French toast, or waffles.  The dough … Continue reading

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