Category Archives: Breads – Quick Breads

Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

Light Pao de Queijo are a favorite side dish at Brazilian restaurants, like Fogo de Chao. The cheesy breads are so addictive that many people fill up on them before they fill up on perfectly roasted meat at dinner! The bread is quite easy to make and well worth trying at home, where you can pair them with any main dishes you might be serving – ... Read More »

Pineapple Upside Down Loaf Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Loaf Cake

Pineapple upside down cakes are always a crowd pleaser when I make them. I get the most requests – believe it or not – for my Hawaiian Spam Pineapple Upside Down Cake, which has an unusual sweet-savory element to it that makes it very addictive. This Pineapple Upside Down Loaf Cake is an easy and delicious version of a traditional pineapple upside down cake. Baked ... Read More »

Cinnamon Oatmeal Quick Bread

Cinnamon Oatmeal Quick Bread

Oatmeal baked goods are inevitably some of my favorites, whether you’re talking about oatmeal cookies or a hearty oatmeal-laden sandwich bread. Oatmeal has a nuttiness to it that you can’t quite get with other grains and always introduces an excellent texture to baked goods. This Cinnamon Oatmeal Quick Bread is an easy to make loaf that showcases how delicious oatmeal can be in baked goods ... Read More »

Cinnamon Raisin Irish Soda Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is a bread that gets its rise from baking soda, rather than from yeast, which makes it perfect for days when you want homemade bread on a short timeline. The classic recipe gets most of its flavor from buttermilk, but the recipe is simple and it is easy to put a wide variety of twists on it, making both sweet and savory ... Read More »

Bourbon Banana Bread

Bourbon Banana Bread

Bananas go exceptionally well with spirits, particularly with rum and bourbon. Bananas foster is a great example of a decadent – and delicious – dessert that combines bananas with a bit of booze, but it’s not the only recipe out there for those of you who, like me, enjoy doing some baking with spirits. This Bourbon Banana Bread uses a very generous dose of bourbon ... Read More »

Orange Cranberry Almond Bread

Orange Cranberry Almond Bread

I’ve been playing around with the new White Lily flour blends lately, which combine wheat flour with grape seed flour for a unique (and tasty) alternative to plain flour in baked goods. One of their newest additions to their line of premium flours is Wheat & Almond Flour Blend, which blends a small amount of almonds into their non-GMO wheat flour. The almonds bring in ... Read More »

Blackberry Coconut Bread

Blackberry Coconut Bread

I never get tired of my favorite coconut bread recipe, nor do I get tired of putting new variations on it. Coconut gives the bread a lovely flavor on its own, but it is a flavor that goes well with so many other ingredients from floral tropical fruit to bittersweet dark chocolate. This Blackberry Coconut Bread offers a fruity variation on my basic coconut bread, ... Read More »

Maple-Scented Popovers

Maple-Scented Popovers

Most popovers are fairly plain and get most of their flavor from whatever is accompanying them, whether it is a rich, meaty stew or a generous slathering of chunky fruit preserves. While they are tasty on their own, they primarily exist to help you eat other foods – much like dinner rolls. But even though most popovers aren’t flavored, that doesn’t mean that they can’t ... Read More »

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