Category Archives: Breads – Quick Breads

Mini Irish Soda Breads

Mini Irish Soda Bread with Dried Fruit

Irish soda bread is a type of quick bread that uses baking soda as a leavener. They’re easy loaves to make  because the basic recipe has just four ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt and buttermilk. This simple ingredient list also means that it is quite easy to put your own twist on the classic loaf. As much as I enjoy a plain soda bread when ... Read More »

Lemon Cranberry Coconut Bread

Lemon Cranberry Coconut Bread

As much as I like Meyer lemons, there is something to be said for that puckery lemon flavor of a regular lemon because it really wakes your tastebuds up and gives you a definitely burst of flavor. I decided to highlight that aspect of lemons in this Lemon Cranberry Coconut Bread by combining the lemons with sweet-tart cranberries for a bread that is sweet, but ... Read More »

Lighter Everyday Cinnamon Rolls

Freshly made cinnamon rolls

Who can resist a soft, gooey cinnamon roll? And the better question is, do you really want to resist one? Cinnamon rolls are one of the most delicious breakfast options out there. They’re sweet, satisfying and very indulgent – not to mention fairly time consuming to make. They’re a great brunch item to make when you have some extra time on a weekend, but they’re ... Read More »

Nutty Pumpkin Bread

Nutty Pumpkin Bread

My go-to quick bread is banana bread, as I often have overripe bananas in my kitchen or in my freezer and there are so many variations you can put onto it to make it interesting. But winter and fall give me the perfect excuse to switch things up and make more pumpkin breads. Pumpkin breads are very similar to banana breads, in that they are ... Read More »

Vanilla Bean Banana Bread

Vanilla Bean Banana Bread

You’re probably used to seeing banana bread that is dark and dense looking, and often full of brown sugar and spices. Banana bread made like this is delicious, but as with all things, it never hurts to have a little variety in your recipe book. The last time I had a bunch of ripe bananas in the kitchen, I decided to give banana bread a ... Read More »

Huge Yorkshire Puddings

Yorkshire puddings with jam!

Yorkshire puddings are big, puffy popovers with a different name. The difference between the two is that popovers are usually cooked in a bit of butter or oil, while Yorkshire puddings are usually cooked in beef drippings, or meat fat that has come off of a nice roast. I find that the names are interchangeable most of the time on most menus and I tend ... Read More »

Buttermilk Cornmeal Biscuits

Biscuits with Cornmeal

As much as I love homemade bread, I have a very strong affinity for biscuits because they allow me to get that homemade bread feeling and flavor in just a few minutes without waiting around for yeast dough to rise and proof. Yes, biscuits are a type of bread, but they are a quick type of bread and I can always appreciate that on a ... Read More »

Baked Mini Donuts

Frosted Mini Donuts

I bought a mini donut pan many, many months ago and it has been sitting in my pantry ever since. I wanted the pan because it was so cute, but when it comes down to the time to make a donut – which isn’t all that often in the first place – I usually opt to go for fried donuts and take a few extra ... Read More »

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