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Blueberry Orange Muffins, For The Last Time!

Week Fifty-Three: For The Last Time! One of the worst things that can happen in the kitchen (outside of an injury, I suppose) is a baking failure.  With other forms of cooking, mishaps can be corrected to a certain extent: … 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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Gingerbread

Week Fifty-One: Gift Breads Today’s bread comes to us from the inimitable M. F. K. Fisher, out of her book How To Cook A Wolf, published in 1942.  Is it precisely a bread?  Well, it has the word “bread” in … Continue reading

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Zucchini Bread

Week Fifty-One: Gift Breads A few months ago, two of my dear friends were married in what must have been one of the all-time grandest and most fabulous weddings ever seen. How fabulous was it?  Let me just say that … Continue reading

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