Braided Almond Bread Recipe

Barbara Deraas

Barbara Deraas

As a bread lover and advocate of healthy living, join me in creating delicious, nutritious bread that energizes and fortifies you.
Barbara Deraas

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You’re welcome! Because you will love this bread! It is a lightly sweetened almond bread, filled with rich almond paste, sweet maraschino cherries, and semisweet chocolate. It is beautiful and delicious! This recipe is adapted from Odense Almond Raspberry Braid. Almond Bread 4 Tbsp butter 1/3 Cup milk 1 pkg active dry yeast ¼ Cup […]

Farmer’s Market Cornbread

Barbara Deraas

Barbara Deraas

As a bread lover and advocate of healthy living, join me in creating delicious, nutritious bread that energizes and fortifies you.
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The Farmer’s Market Cornbread is moistened with the juice of fresh corn rather than milk, and with unsweetened applesauce instead of oil or fat. The farmer’s markets are bursting with fresh produce this time of year, and freshly harvested corn is in abundance. Are you celebrating? I know we are! If we’re not purchasing fresh […]

The Great American Johnnycake

Barbara Deraas

Barbara Deraas

As a bread lover and advocate of healthy living, join me in creating delicious, nutritious bread that energizes and fortifies you.
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I have wonderful memories of preparing and eating Johnnycakes with my grandmother. These little golden gems were delicious sizzling hot right out of the pan and served with honey. My grandmother also cooked a savory version served with my favorite gravy. Her Johnnycakes were crispy golden brown on the outside and creamy soft on the […]

Homemade Drop Biscuits Recipe

Jen Grauer

Jen Grauer

Jen Grauer is an intrepid ecologist and writer who loves experimenting with cooking and baking in her spare time. When not chasing after wild animals outside, she can be found testing out new recipes, exploring challenging books, and sharing her infectious enthusiasm with the world.
Jen Grauer

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Drop biscuits cut back on time, give a more rustic, imperfect look, and taste just as good as the cutout ones. Biscuits can be one of the most simple and satisfying comfort foods. They work up quickly since they don’t need to rise or cook for too long in the oven, and are perfectly pleasing […]

Light and Fluffy American Pancakes Recipe

Jen Grauer

Jen Grauer

Jen Grauer is an intrepid ecologist and writer who loves experimenting with cooking and baking in her spare time. When not chasing after wild animals outside, she can be found testing out new recipes, exploring challenging books, and sharing her infectious enthusiasm with the world.
Jen Grauer

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Easy enough for a weekday breakfast yet customizable enough for a family weekend feast, pancakes can be a great breakfast option any time. Pancakes are a huge part of an American breakfast, so much so that there are restaurants focused solely on serving limitless varieties with all kinds of fillings and toppings. They are simple […]

Pan Dulce Recipe

So you don’t feel like you’re the next Julia Child, Gordon Ramsay, or Emeril Lagasse.  You don’t have the fancy (maybe not even the proper) kitchenware, you think you don’t have the skill, and you think you don’t have the time. Well, stop thinking.  You do have the skill, you can probably find the time, […]

Homemade Flour Tortillas

It’s happened to all of us.  You know what I mean… It’s a late night.  One o’ clock in the morning.  And you’re hungry.  You’re not just hungry for any old thing; it’s a specific craving.  You’re hungry for tacos.  Taco Bell is closed so you figure you have to make the tacos for yourself, […]

Bolillo Mexican Bread Recipe

A lot of people claim that the smell of coffee brewing is the best aroma there is; it wakes you up, it puts you in a good mood, and it teases the taste of something great.  Heck, it even had a very popular jingle dedicated to it.  But I’d like to challenge that idea.  I […]

Montreal Bagels Recipe

Every Friday, Luke and I like to do something special, family-related, after we come back from our jobs. Normally, Luke and Pat will pick me up from the university, and together will go for a nice walk in the forest close by. Pat loves to be outside all the time, so we take advantage of the […]

Quinoa Wheat Sandwich Bread

Jen Grauer

Jen Grauer

Jen Grauer is an intrepid ecologist and writer who loves experimenting with cooking and baking in her spare time. When not chasing after wild animals outside, she can be found testing out new recipes, exploring challenging books, and sharing her infectious enthusiasm with the world.
Jen Grauer

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Adding quinoa to breads provides a great source of protein that can help bolster a vegetarian or vegan diet, and adds wholesome nutrients and a great taste to any bread. Making homemade breads can be a great way to tailor dinner accompaniments or sandwiches to your liking. You know exactly what ingredients are going into […]