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Honey Wheat Black Bread

Week Forty-Five: Potent or Unusual Flavors Today’s bread is one of those dark, slightly grain, soft-crusted, and boldly sweet types that people either can’t get enough of, or could care less about.  Personally, I fall into the latter category, preferring … Continue reading

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Mimosa Biscuits

Week Forty-Five: Potent or Unusual Flavors In New Orleans, brunch is an altogether different beast than it is anywhere else I’ve lived.  I have a theory that it relates to the predominant Catholicism of the city, taking the whole “day of … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Chocolate Bread

Week Forty-Four: Multi-Grain Breads Happy Halloween! I love Halloween.  I’ve always enjoyed any excuse to dress up in costume, giving sides of myself usually kept under wraps a chance to emerge a bit, under the protective hand of “staying in character”.  Maybe … Continue reading

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Boston Brown Bread

Week Forty-Four: Multi-Grain Breads Having grown up in the South, it’s no wonder I was a stranger to Boston brown bread.  In fact, until I made this recipe, I don’t think I’ve ever knowingly eaten it before.  This is one … Continue reading

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Orange and Mint Bread

Week Forty-Three: Whatever I Feel Like Week Today’s recipe produces a delicious, if fairly standard, rich dough (flavorings aside).  It’s something like a slightly leaner brioche, and all the usual suspects are there: milk, butter, egg.  There is one main … Continue reading

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Sesame and Poppy Seed Citrus Biscuit Crackers

Week Forty-Three: Whatever I Feel Like Week I wasn’t sure what to expect with this recipe.  The title described them as crackers, the headnote referred to them as Scottish biscuits (more akin to an undersweet cookie), and the recipe itself … Continue reading

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Blueberry Orange Muffins

Week Forty-Two: Muffin Week I might have heeded the warning signs. The first: one tablespoon of baking powder.  For twelve muffins. The second: the origin of this recipe was a promotional pamphlet of recipes that my mom had held onto … Continue reading

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Rice Flour Muffins

Week Forty-Two: Muffin Week The culinary scene of the 1960s in America was, shall we say, nothing to write home about.  A dazzling array of modern conveniences had sucked most of the flavor and soul from dinner plates nationwide, but … Continue reading

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Zucchini Muffins

Week Forty-Two: Muffin Week My sister and I stumbled upon this recipe one Saturday afternoon when, empty hours stretching out ahead, the baking bug took hold of us.  We found it in one of the identical copies of a cookbook … Continue reading

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Soda Bread Muffins

Week Forty-Two: Muffin Week I am a huge fan of soda bread.  Personally, I tend to prefer the traditional Irish type; Americans seem to have this notion that soda bread should be sugary and contain raisins, caraway seeds, spices, or … Continue reading

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