Category Archives: Breads – Quick Breads

Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake

Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake

When I think of the springtime, I start to think about flowers coming to life after a winter rest. I also start to think about baking with flowers. Dried flowers, like lavender, are available for use year-round, however I especially appreciate the delicate floral notes that they bring into baked goods when I start my spring baking. This Lemon and Lavender Tea Cake is a ... Read More »

Milk Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

Milk Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread

There are almost an unlimited number of ways that you can make a banana bread. The bread can be seasoned with baking spices, studded with muts or divided up into much smaller servings for muffins. And no matter how it is made, I always enjoy a freshly baked banana bread. This Milk Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread is a recipe that I like because it produces ... Read More »

Cherry and Pistachio Irish Soda Bread

Cherry and Pistachio Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda breads are wonderful loafs that everyone should make at least a few times in their lives. The quick breads require no yeast and are instead leavened only with baking soda. The use of a chemical leavener in this loaf means that there is no rising time and minimal mixing to do before you can put your bread in the oven, even though you ... Read More »

Meyer Lemon Coconut Bread

Meyer Lemon Coconut Bread

The best cure for a cold winter day is baking something that uses a lot of fresh citrus. Citrus is in season during the winter and will always infuse a bit of bright spring sunshine into your kitchen. This Meyer Lemon Coconut Bread is a currently favorite of mine that is both delicious and easy to make – two attributes that I love to have in ... Read More »

Homemade Pumpkin Cornbread

Homemade Pumpkin Cornbread

There was a point in time where one of the only places you saw pumpkin was in pumpkin pie, but those days are long gone. Pumpkin – and pumpkin pie spice, of course – is all over the place during the fall, in desserts, savory dishes and even in coffee drinks. My Homemade Pumpkin Cornbread is just one of many delicious ways to use pumpkin ... Read More »

One Bowl Pumpkin Bread

One Bowl Pumpkin Bread

The smell of pumpkin bread baking in the oven is one of the best fall smells out there. Pumpkin pie is close, but pumpkin breads tend to be even more aromatic, and their long baking time means that there will be plenty of time for the smell of pumpkin, cinnamon and other spices to fill up the kitchen. A good pumpkin bread should be moist, ... Read More »

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread

The problem with pumpkin breads is that a lot of them don’t taste that much like pumpkin. They tend to taste like cinnamon, sugar and pumpkin pie spice. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as a good spice bread can be absolutely amazing, but pumpkin has a subtle natural sweetness that can get lost when you start piling in too many additional flavors and it ... Read More »

Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Loaf Cake

Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Loaf Cake

Greek yogurt can be a great ingredient to use in baking. Like buttermilk and sour cream, it adds a subtle tang to baked goods and helps to keep them both moist and tender. I also often eat it for breakfast with fruit and granola,  use it to make homemade frozen yogurt and for making other delicious goodies, so I always have it in my fridge. ... Read More »

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