Monthly Archives: December 2009

Wild Rice and Cranberry Rolls

Week Fifty-One: Gift Breads This last gift bread is a very versatile one; originally titled “morning rolls”, they would make a fine alternative to the typically saccharine “special houseguest” breakfast  of pancakes, sticky buns, French toast, or waffles.  The dough … Continue reading

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Gingerbread

Week Fifty-One: Gift Breads Today’s bread comes to us from the inimitable M. F. K. Fisher, out of her book How To Cook A Wolf, published in 1942.  Is it precisely a bread?  Well, it has the word “bread” in … Continue reading

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Zucchini Bread

Week Fifty-One: Gift Breads A few months ago, two of my dear friends were married in what must have been one of the all-time grandest and most fabulous weddings ever seen. How fabulous was it?  Let me just say that … Continue reading

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Travels

Lest you think that I’ve abandoned you again, I thought I’d mention that I’ll be traveling a goodly amount over the next week and a half.  I’ve actually made all but one of the breads for that time (!), but … Continue reading

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Fig Hazelnut Bread

Week Fifty-One: Gift Breads Today’s gift bread is slightly on the lighter side, as it contains very little added fat and sugar, but it doesn’t skimp one bit on flavor.  An ample amount of orange-juice-soaked dried figs studs the bread … Continue reading

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Freezer Biscuits

Week Fifty-One: Gift Breads This bread isn’t so much a gift for others as it is a gift for you, the host or hostess with sleepover guests.  Sure, we’d all love to have our guests wake up to visions of … Continue reading

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Olive, Cheese, and Salami Quick Bread

Week Fifty-One: Gift Breads Yes, Christmas is next week. And though the time has flown by for me too, I won’t bore you with more talk of “OMG!can you believe it!!1!”  What it really means is that you’ll be invited to someone’s … Continue reading

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Matzo

Week Fifty: Bourbon Week Well, this is the last bread of Bourbon week.  And you may be wondering what in the world matzo has to do with Bourbon. Well… nothing.  Nothing at all. But it is the first day of … Continue reading

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Bourbon Cherry Scones

Week Fifty: Bourbon Week After dark chocolate, cherry is one of the better flavor pairings with Bourbon.  There’s a reason Manhattans are garnished with a cherry: it’s delicious, especially when the cherry is a homemade brandied and spiced cherry, rather … Continue reading

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Bourbon Braised Pork Buns

Week Fifty: Bourbon Week Bourbon and pork are no strangers.  Google “Bourbon pork“, and you’ll get about six million replies.  Million.  Pork has a natural affinity for sweet flavors (google “fruit pork“, and you get a staggering seven million replies), and … Continue reading

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