Category Archives: Breads – Quick Breads

Hoecakes with Maple Butter

Hoecakes with Maple Butter

Hoecakes may look like regular pancakes at first glance, but they are a bit different than that standard breakfast fare. Hoecakes are coarse cakes made of cornmeal, similar to cornbread. It is said that the name dates back to the pre-Civil War era, where a version of the recipe made with just cornmeal and water was baked on the blade of a hoe. This baking ... Read More »

Mexican Street Corn Cornbread

Mexican Street Corn Cornbread

Elote, or Mexican grilled street corn, is one of my favorite summer foods. You start with fresh corn on the cob, grill it then top it with mayonnaise, peppers and fresh cotija cheese. It is an amazing blend of sweet, savory and spicy flavors that I will serve up any chance I can get. After baking a batch of cornbread to pair with some homemade ... Read More »

Cherry Breakfast Bread

Cherry Breakfast Bread

Many diners offer a selection of different types of toast with their breakfast dishes. I recently ate breakfast at a diner that gave you a few options besides the usual choice of “white, wheat or sourdough.” Their options included homemade blueberry and banana breads, as well as toast. These breads were moist, tender quick breads that were served in generous wedges, rather than the slices ... Read More »

Honey Glazed Buttermilk Biscuits

Honey Glazed Buttermilk Biscuits

Biscuits are always a good accompaniment to a meal. They’re not only easy to make, but they’re delicious and versatile enough to compliment many different types of food. I bake biscuits all year round, but I find that I bake them slightly more often during the summer, when I can use the leftovers to make shortcakes with fresh, in-season berries. These Honey Glazed Buttermilk Biscuits ... Read More »

One Bowl Zucchini Bread

One Bowl Zucchini Bread

Zucchini is one of the fastest-growing vegetables you can plant in your garden – or, at least, it certainly seems like it at times! My zucchini plants start producing beautiful zucchinis early in the season and hang in there for months. I appreciate the bounty, but it can be difficult to keep up with the crop. One of my go-to recipes during zucchini season is ... Read More »

Mocha Coconut Bread

Mocha Coconut Bread

My local Starbucks has a Mocha Coconut Frappuccino on the menu as one of their summer blended drinks. The frappuccino is a combination of coffee, chocolate and coconut and – for a coconut-lover like me – it is a very good combination. I don’t want an icy frozen coffee drink every day, however, so I played around with these flavors myself to create a Mocha ... Read More »

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 »

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