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Bittman’s Quick Bread

The last time Mark Bittman published a bread recipe, there was a largely positive response from the food blogging community. So, when a new recipe for whole wheat and molasses quick bread appeared in the NYT yesterday, I thought I’d take a crack at it. Unlike most quick breads, this is a savory loaf. Extolling […]

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World Bread Day: End of the Season Zucchini Bread

This is Carolyn’s recipe, which I had the fortune to taste when her daughter, Kathryn, recently made it. It was delicious – sweet, spicy, packed with flavor. Mine isn’t as flavorful, and I think it’s because I forgot to put in the vanilla. (Yeah. Oops.) It’s still very good, just not as delicious as Carolyn […]

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Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin bread, left (with zucchini bread and a coconut doughnut). This lovely recipe for pumpkin bread is slightly adapted from Elise’s at Simply Recipes. It’s very moist and lightly spiced — a nice option for widely divergent palates. Kian and Sadie especially liked it. Note that the oil used is not one usually used in […]

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Zucchini Parmesan Bread

Last night, I dreamt of zucchini. I’m trying not to focus on a Freudian interpretation of that, hoping instead that my subconscious was just thinking about this Zucchini Parmesan bread. I pulled this together last Friday in an attempt to use up some farmers’ market items before we left for NY. It’s based on this […]

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Ham and Cheddar Scones

I am on to you, Kim Rizk. I am all over your scheme like white on rice. You put a bunch of mouth-watering, down home recipes in your folksy little cookbook, and get everybody all charmed and relaxed. “Awww,” they think. “This is just like being at the Hay Day Country Market! And now I […]

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Paula Deen’s Peanut Butter Bread

Oh, Paula. We started off so well, and now… this. Your recipe is so simple. It seems so wonderful, so comforting: a quick bread featuring peanut butter, a childhood favorite. But this; this is “eh.” Ok, warm out of the oven, smeared with jam or a bit of honey butter, yes, I had two pieces. […]

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Spicy Banana Bread

In the pan and on the plate. Spicy Banana Bread2 cups flour1 tsp. baking soda1/2 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. cinnamon1/4 tsp. nutmeg1/4 tsp. cloves1/2 cup unsalted butter1 cup sugar2 eggs1 cup mashed bananas1/4 cup orange juice1 cup chopped walnuts1 tsp. vanilla Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Grease and flour a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Soften butter to […]

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