Category Archives: Quick Breads

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Cream Cheese Banana Bread

 Week Thirty-Three: Banana Bread Week Yesterday, I made my favorite everyday banana bread, a low-fat, lightly sweetened version that uses plenty of whole grains.  Today’s version is basically the complete opposite: all white flour, plenty of butter, lots of sugar, even … Continue reading

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Low-Fat Banana Bread

Week Thirty-Three: Banana Bread Week Maybe you haven’t noticed, but I haven’t made banana bread yet this year.  I’m not sure what it is about banana bread, but it seems everyone has their own favorite recipe for it.  There’s simply too … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomato Basil Bread

Week Thirty-One: Breads With… Foods I never liked tomatoes while growing up.  I’m not sure what it was about them, but I just didn’t like them.  My mother never really cooked with them, aside from their inclusion in her beloved … Continue reading

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Mushroom Semolina Corn Muffins

Week Thirty-One: Breads With… Foods A few weeks ago, I featured a week of breads made with fruits, followed by a week of breads made with vegetables.  But during those two weeks, I ran across many foods that can’t be … Continue reading

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Angel Biscuits

Week Thirty: Biscuits Southerners, with their soft white flour, have had a long love affair with the biscuit, and jump on every recipe that promises to deliver the lightest, fluffiest, softest biscuit ever.  To many, myself included, there’s not a whole … Continue reading

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Buckwheat Pepper Biscuits

Week Thirty: Biscuits One easy way to change the flavor and character of a biscuit is to substitute a different grain for some of the wheat flour.  In the South, also known as the Land of Biscuits, people have long … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Biscuits

Week Thirty: Biscuits I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I don’t think there’s a man, woman, or child in this country that doesn’t enjoy a good biscuit.  But sometimes, you want something a bit more special, a … Continue reading

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Sticky Biscuits

Week Thirty: Biscuits I know the problem.  You’ve just woken up, and you’ve been stricken with a craving.  Wherever it came from, all you know is you want something sweet and gooey, something bready and spicy.  You want that mouth-watering smell to … Continue reading

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Drop Biscuits

Week Thirty: Biscuits Okay, yes.  I’ve already made biscuits.  Twice.  But I’ll be honest: I’ve got houseguests in town.  And since they’re quite lovely people, I don’t want to spend every waking moment making bread, or waiting on bread, or even … Continue reading

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South African Rusks

Week Twenty-Nine: African Breads Today’s bread actually comes to us from the Netherlands, via South Africa.  As you may be aware, a certain percentage of the population of South Africa is of Dutch lineage; and if you’ve studied your history … Continue reading

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