Rosemary Olive Bread #TwelveLoaves

The  flavors in this rustic Rosemary Olive Bread made for an out of the ordinary, irresistible loaf! And the aroma from the oven was incredibly enticing. Love at First Bite Growing up, I would have balked at a slice of bread speckled with Kalamata olives. Granted, I was a fan of the hum drum olives of […]

Pumpernickel Loaves #TuesdayswithDorie

Looking at the ingredient list for pumpernickel loaves made me wonder who the heck came up with this combination! Prune butter, espresso, molasses and unsweetened chocolate?  Prunes, apparently, are a natural preservative…plus all 4 help give the rich, dark color of the classic pumpernickel loaf. And as, Lauren Groveman, the contributing baker for this week’s […]

Potato Bread #TwelveLoaves

Light, tender and totally irresistible, this homemade Potato Bread is the perfect sandwich loaf! Potato Bread My parents went on a health kick back in the 70’s. Carob and whole grains came into the kitchen. My sisters and I begged for mushy Wonder bread…we didn’t get it. But on occasion, my mom would pick up […]

Cinnamon Monkey Bread #SundaySupper

Have you ever had a firetruck, with its lights flashing and sirens blaring, race down your quiet street and stop in front of your house? Not once, not twice, but at least 3 times? Granted, this has been over a couple decades, but the initial episode was the most memorable. I was baking my first […]

Parmesan Prosciutto Bread #Twelve Loaves

I did not get my act together soon enough to be a hostess for this month’s Twelve Loaves group…August’s theme was savory breads. An enticing  prosciutto bread recipe was tabbed in my new cookbook from Nick Malgieri, The Modern Baker, but I had been distracted by Nick’s plans to move into his first apartment in a couple […]

Savory Brioche Pockets #TuesdayswithDorie #BakingwithJulia

Our second Baking with Julia recipe this month was these Savory Brioche Pockets…full of caramelized onions, goat cheese with chives and blanched asparagus tips. Formerly daunting, making brioche is now a snap with a heavy duty Kitchen Aid mixer. The 15 minute kneading still needed to be completed on a low speed, but cleaning the […]