Monthly Archives: August 2009

High-Altitude Olive Oil Quick Bread

Week Thirty-Four: High-Altitude Week Now this is interesting.  Here I am in Denver, looking at my two loaves of Olive Oil Bread, one baked in Chicago as a control loaf, and the other just pulled from the charmingly windowless oven here … Continue reading

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Plain Ol’ Bread

Week Thirty-Four: High-Altitude Week Today’s bread is the second “control” loaf that I baked in Chicago before arriving in Denver to conduct my grand high-altitude experiment.  Yesterday’s bread was a quick bread, or one that is chemically leavened.  Today’s bread, … Continue reading

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Olive Oil Quick Bread

Week Thirty-Four: High-Altitude Week In the interest of Science, A Bread A Day will be coming to you this week from The Mile-High City, Denver, Colorado.  That’s right, this week we’ll be discussing high-altitude bread baking!  This is very exciting … Continue reading

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Cakey Banana Bread

Week Thirty-Three: Banana Bread Week The final banana bread for this week comes originally from that venerable tome, The Joy of Cooking.  It promised a more “cakey texture” than the standard banana bread, due to a slightly unusual mixing method.  This … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Ginger Banana Bread

Week Thirty-Three: Banana Bread Week Today’s banana bread variation is what I like to call “It’s Not Really Even Banana Bread Anymore Banana Bread”.  Yes, there’s a banana flavor, but it really takes a back seat here.  Drawing inspiration from … Continue reading

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100% Whole Wheat Banana Bread

Week Thirty-Three: Banana Bread Week After the relative excesses of the last two banana breads (so much butter! so much sugar!), I needed something a little healthier, something a little less… refined.  This 100% whole wheat bread seemed to fit … Continue reading

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Elise’s Friend Heidi’s Friend Mrs. Hockmeyer’s Banana Bread, As Jacked Up by Deb, Then Readjusted By Beth

Week Thirty-Three: Banana Bread Week I have a recurring problem in the kitchen.  I see a recipe, and I can’t help modifying it.  I’ll start out with the best intentions, following a recipe down to the very letter; but halfway … Continue reading

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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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100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

Week Thirty-Two: Sandwich Breads Originally, I wanted to end the week with a whole wheat sourdough bread.  I just love the tangy and rich flavors of sourdough, and combining that with the nutty rusticity of whole grains just makes it … Continue reading

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