Monthly Archives: December 2009

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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Arepas, For The Last Time!

Week Fifty-Three: For The Last Time! In the middle of making (or trying to make) arepas for the first time, I realized that plain corn meal is not the same thing as masarepa (arepa flour).  Not at all.  I had never … Continue reading

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Matzo, For The Last Time!

Week Fifty-Three: For The Last Time! When I first made matzo, there was one important thing that I neglected to mention.  Matzo, you see, is an unleavened bread; but you all knew that.  What some of you may not know … 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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