Category Archives: Breads – Quick Breads

Irish Cheddar and Herb Soda Bread

Irish Cheddar and Herb Soda Bread

Irish soda bread is a type of quick bread that should be in everyone’s repertoire. The loaves are delicious and easy to make – and there are almost unlimited options for putting your own twist on the traditional recipe. The basic loaf is a plain bread that has a rich buttermilk flavor. It’s good on its own (served with butter and jam – my favorite), ... Read More »

Mardi Gras Mini Donuts

Mardi Gras Mini Donuts

Donuts are actually a pretty traditional dish for celebrating Mardi Gras, which is also known as Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday, because a batch of donuts was a good way to use up ingredients like butter, sugar and other fats that were given up for observation of Lent. These Mardi Gras Mini Donuts are a nod to two Mardi Gras traditions: making donuts and King ... Read More »

Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon Loaf Cake

Lemon is such a bright, potent flavor that it will shine in any recipe that you use it in. It’s fun to make lemon desserts like layer cakes and lemon meringue pies that both showcase lemon and are also showstoppers. But I find that I don’t always need a showstopper dessert. Sometimes I just want something simple that still has a lot of flavor. This ... Read More »

Double Peanut Butter Quick Bread

Double Peanut Butter Quick Bread

I’ve had an extra bag of peanut butter chips sitting in my pantry, just waiting for a great recipe to go into. Peanut butter chips are a great way to infuse a little peanut butter into something like chocolate chip cookies, and they are also a good way to boost the peanut butter flavor in baked goods that already feature peanut butter without weighing down ... Read More »

Flaky Sour Cream Biscuits

Flaky Sour Cream Biscuits

Biscuits are a quick and easy thing to make when you want to serve bread as a side dish, either on a weeknight or during a big holiday meal like Thanksgiving. I often use buttermilk in my biscuits because it adds a nice flavor to them and helps to tenderize the dough. Buttermilk isn’t the only ingredient that makes a great biscuit, however, and these ... Read More »

Brown Sugar Banana Bread

Brown Sugar Banana Bread

I like to mix things up when I make banana bread. I make banana bread often, since I always have bananas in the house, and I will add browned butter, coffee, Nutella and vanilla beans to add different flavors to breads in an effort to keep them from getting boring. But sometimes we play around with a recipe so much that I forget how delicious ... Read More »

Chocolate Swirled Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Marble Pumpkin Bread

It’s no secret that I can’t get enough pumpkin desserts in the fall. I don’t eat them much any other time of the year, so I don’t think I need to apologize for going a little pumpkin-crazy every once in a while, either. I do like to play with other flavors along with my pumpkin – like cheesecake and coffee – to keep things interesting ... Read More »

Mango Coconut Bread

Mango Coconut Bread

Mango is one of those fruits that I typically just eat fresh, rather than saving for a baking project. The firm, juicy fruit has a fantastic texture and flavor – and it is just about irresistible when ripe. But you can actually bake with mangoes, if you are able to hold yourself back, and they are a great fruit to work with. The flesh stays ... Read More »

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