Monthly Archives: May 2009

Gluten-Free Pizza Crust

Week Twenty-One: Gluten-Free Breads If I ever were to be diagnosed with celiac disease, I think one of the hardest things to give up would be pizza.  That wonderful meal in itself, that glory of delivery foods, pizza is a crowd-pleasing mainstay of … Continue reading

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Herbed Gluten-Free Breadsticks

Week Twenty-One: Gluten-Free Breads The first time I ever heard of celiac disease, my hairdresser was telling me about a young relative of hers who had just been diagnosed.  “What do you mean, he’s allergic to wheat?” I asked, incredulous.  “What … Continue reading

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Hushpuppies

Week Twenty: Southern Breads   Hushpuppies!  Who doesn’t love them?  No one, that’s who.  Maybe you’ve never thought about making them in your own home, but they really couldn’t be simpler.  Can you heat oil?  Can you stir ingredients together? … Continue reading

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Monkey Bread

Week Twenty: Southern Breads   Is monkey bread Southern?  If I’m honest, it’s not actually Southern in origin, nor is its popularity confined purely to below the Mason-Dixon line.  In fact, it’s quite popular all across the country, mainly as a … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Bread

Week Twenty: Southern Breads This bread is extremely Southern.  Not that I have fond memories of growing up eating it, or anything; but it’s a quick bread, and Southerners do love a good quick bread.  Everybody’s momma, or grandmomma, or … Continue reading

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Muffaletta Bread

Week Twenty: Southern Bread I know that most of you have never heard of a muffaletta, let alone had one.  And it’s a crying shame that it’s been all but overlooked by outsiders in favor of that other beloved New … Continue reading

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Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

Week Twenty: Southern Breads Oh, yes, we Southerners love our biscuits.  If you know what you’re doing, you can whip them up in no time flat, and they’ll go with every meal, from breakfast to dessert.  There’s nothing like being … Continue reading

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Southern-Style Cornbread

Week Twenty: Southern Breads When I decided to focus on Southern Breads this week, there was one bread I knew I had to feature: Southern-style cornbread.  Unlike its sweeter, more cake-like Northern counterpart (and my preferred style of cornbread, hometown notwithstanding), Southern … Continue reading

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Croissants

Week Nineteen: French Breads   You’ve had a croissant; I know you have.  Why on earth would you ever want to make your own croissants?  You can buy them at any old grocery store.  They even come in a tube, … Continue reading

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Pissaladière

Week Nineteen: French Breads I know the name is unwieldy.  And yes, you could technically just call it a “French pizza”.  But a pissaladière (pees-ah-lah-dee-AIR) is so much more than just a French pizza!  It’s even almost a tart in … Continue reading

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