Category “Breads”

Monday, 21 September, 2009

Pumpkin Bread

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I couldn’t have said it better than my mom did: It’s fall!! It’s time for Pumpkin Bread!

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Monday, 29 June, 2009

My Best Banana Nut Bread

Banana-Nut Bread

Dear readers, this past weekend was my very first farmers market selling bread on our town square. It was so much fun! The whole experience was an all-around success. I made new friends, got to know some local farmers, and even traded a few loaves for some fresh produce for next week’s baked goods!

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Tuesday, 21 April, 2009

God Save the Queen

Scones 8

Today is Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II’s actual birthday, and my mom and I decided to make some truly authentic English scones in celebration!

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Wednesday, 15 April, 2009

Amish Baked Oatmeal, with a Modern Twist

Baked Oatmeal

I always eat breakfast, every morning. You’ve got to. Mom says. But I usually eat it on the run.

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Tuesday, 14 April, 2009

Outrageously Moist Banana Bread

Banana Nut Bread (4)

Banana bread should be many things. It should be very banana-y. It should be a beautiful golden brown. It should be studded with toasty nuts or melty chocolate chunks. It should be fresh, flavorful . . . homey. Must most of all? Banana bread should be outrageously, unbelievably moist.

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Tuesday, 7 April, 2009

Applesauce, Spice, and Everything Nice

Applesauce Spice Muffins 3

These perfect little guys are the best for popping into your mouth as you run out the door in the morning. Hot out of the oven, they fill the house with an unbelievably comforting scent of apples, spices, and homey goodness. Their edges are ever so slightly crispy, their centers are as moist and light as a cloud. You are going to be surprised by how many you can eat!

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Friday, 20 March, 2009

100% Pure Love

This is the 100th Vintage Victuals post!!!

In celebration of this momentous occasion, dear readers, I am happy to share with you a fantastic recipe for 100% Whole Wheat Bread. I’m also pleased to announce my very first VV Giveaway!!

The recipe in this post comes from one of my all-time favorite cookbooks – packed with vintage recipes, of course! It’s the Secrets of Jesuit Breadmaking, and you can win this cookbook from Vintage Victuals! The Jesuits have a special place in my heart, as I am, in fact, the product of a Jesuit college education. You may recognize this book from earlier posts on Vintage Victuals.

This is a great resource full of tried-and-true bread recipes that one Jesuit priest gathered from Jesuits around the world through the course of his career as a Jesuit cook. It is also chock full of great breadmaking tips and cute stories about the origins and stories that each recipe brings to the writer’s mind. It reminds me a lot of what I love best about cooking and baking – the stories and families that come together around food.

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Tuesday, 17 March, 2009

May the Rain Fall Soft Upon Your Fields

Irish soda bread

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, dear readers! As I may have mentioned before, I come from a very strong Irish bloodline, and March 17th is a day to celebrate. Tonight we celebrated our Irish heritage a few days early with wonderful friends and delicious food. I was in charge of the soda bread. I found a great recipe in a book I found recently at a book fair. It was a major crowd pleaser and an excellent accompaniment to our corned beef and cabbage!

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Sunday, 15 March, 2009

Doing small things in a great way . . .

Banana Nut Muffins 1

Here is a fun mini-muffin recipe that I made with some more ripe bananas I wanted to use up. It is based on my Banana Cake recipe, but I’ve added nuts and spices to make a tender, hearty, cozy morning treat.

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Sunday, 8 March, 2009

Can I use the cast iron?

Cornbread 1

My husband, the cornbread expert. My husband, the cornbread purist. My husband, Mr. Southern Boy, told me tonight: “Baby, this cornbread is just beautiful.”

Now the receipt of this compliment is a remarkable accomplishment in my life for several reasons. But the primary reason is this: I actually made this cornbread.

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