Monthly Archives: January 2009

Westphalian Pumpernickel

Week Five: Breads for Parties There are two main types of pumpernickel in this world: the one most Americans recognize, that deep-flavored, dark, and fluffy yeast-bread often associated with and substituted for rye bread, like in a Reuben sandwich; and … Continue reading

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Gougères

Week Five: Breads for Parties The bread I’ve picked for today takes a bit of a liberty with the term, but it is most certainly a flour-water mixture that then gets cooked, so I say it’s fair game.  This recipe … Continue reading

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Whole-Wheat Pita Bread

Week Five: Breads for Parties As much undying love as I hold in my heart for a good baguette, I’ll be the first to admit that there are times when that type of bread just won’t do.  Crazy, I know; … Continue reading

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Baguettes

Week Five: Breads for Parties I think there is no more versatile or indispensable food you can have for a party than a trusty baguette.  Whether you’re toasting slivers for elegant canapés or bruschetta, serving slices alongside a rustic cheese … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Crackers

Week Five: Breads for Parties What would a party be without crackers?  They’re versatile enough to go with every cheese, spread, dip, and topping imaginable; and I for one have never heard someone say that they didn’t like crackers.  You … Continue reading

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Black Olive Grissini

Week Five: Breads for Parties One of the many personality traits I have inherited from my mom is a love of entertaining.  Unlike many of the others, though, this trait surfaced only recently; in fact, the very idea of having … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Olive Bread

Week Four: Savory Quick Breads Originally, I had planned to make a different recipe, one for Spoon Bread.  Spoon bread is another Southern specialty, more often seen in the Low Country area of the South than anywhere else, alongside Hoppin’ … Continue reading

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Northern-Style Cornbread

Week Four: Savory Quick Breads Cornbread is a decidedly American bread.  And, like another Southern favorite, the biscuit, there are two major schools of thought concerning the end product.  But while the biscuit is split (no pun intended) into factions … Continue reading

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Pear-Bacon-Cheddar-Walnut Bread

Week Four: Savory Quick Breads For the last three months, the wonderful Dorie Greenspan, a longtime contributor to Bon Appétit Magazine, has been running a series of articles, collectively titled “The Baker”.  I’ve ripped out and saved all three recipes, … Continue reading

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Quick Whole-Wheat Molasses Bread

Week Four: Savory Quick Breads This bread is a textbook example of a savory quick bread.  It is a little sweeter than most “savory” breads, but it’s still decidedly in the savory camp.  Full of whole-wheat flour and cornmeal, it’s … Continue reading

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