Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cinnamon raisin bread is studded with plump raisins and swirls of cinnamon and sugar. It’s perfect slathered with salted butter for a quick breakfast! What I love about cinnamon raisin bread is that it’s all the flavor of cinnamon rolls with less hassle. Plus, homemade bread is more fun to make, tastes better, and healthier for you than store bought … Read More

French Bread

Loaf of freshly baked French bread

When a wonderful reader (also known as my awesome cousin:) emailed me asking for a good homemade French bread recipe, I knew Peter Reinhart was where I had to turn.  I have made dozens of breads from his books and they rarely fail me.  This bread is so good that my husband and I ate an entire loaf one night … Read More

White bread with Asiago Cheese

I have found that basically any bread that you add cheese to, especially a nice strong cheese like asiago, is awesome.  This bread is soft, yet a bit chewy.  It has a creamy mouth-feel.  I have head that description for bread a million times, but did not really understand what it meant until I tasted this bread.  It tastes great … Read More

Variations on a familiar theme

When I was a little girl, the fifth grade was the year you could join the band.  The real band.  Not the plastic recorder band, the real band with real instruments.  There was a day when you go and try out all of the instruments and the band director sort of guides you as to what instrument you should play … Read More

No Knead Bread

I know, I know, everyone has posted about no knead bread.  Up to this point I have ignored all the hype about no knead bread.  To me, it felt like a cop out.  Like I wasn’t putting enough effort into the bread by not kneading it, how could it possibly be as good?  But it is GOOD.  Really really good.  … Read More

100 Percent Whole Wheat Bread

For Christmas, my sister-in-law got me Peter Reinhart’s Whole Grain Bread’s.  Until now I have been too busy to even sit down and read it, let alone make anything out of it.  I have been interested in getting into whole grain breads for a little while now, several people, both friends and family have to switch over to whole wheat … Read More

Grandma Goodell’s Whole Wheat Bread

 I think that it is interesting how people are able to live on through recipes and through our taste memories.  This recipe for this bread was that of my husband’s grandmother.  He tells me that this is the only bread that he can remember her making.  Sadly, she is no longer with us and I never really knew her, but … Read More

Sour Cream and Onion Potato Bread

I love using mashed potatoes in my white bread. I don’t know exactly what it does for my bread, but it just tastes amazing. I find it a fantastic way to use up that last little bit of mashed potatoes from Sunday dinner. Typically, I make a sweet potato bread, that is perfect with a little butter in the morning … Read More

Let Them Eat Brioche

I know, I know, the next recipe in the BBA challenge is bagels. But I already made and posted about the bagels in this book. I need to go back and make them again, because mine had a flaw in them somewhere, that I need to figure out. However, I decided to go ahead and skip them in order to … Read More

Big Rock Sourdough

I know, I know, no one has ever heard of Big Rock Sourdough. It certainly won’t be sweeping the nation like San Francisco Sourdough, but it was a tasty creation in my kitchen this weekend. The crust was crusty, the inside was nice and chewy. The crumb was tight. The sour flavor was a bit light if you are one … Read More