Category Archives: Breads

SCONES FOR THE WEEK-END

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  Early morning.  The marine fog drifts across the fields and pokes fingers into the open window. Early morning.  The heaven fragrance of baking drifts into my bedroom.  Poking fingers to wake this sleepy head. It is the week-end.  A … Continue reading

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CRANBERRY ORANGE COFFEE CAKE WITH STREUSSEL CRUMB TOPPING

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This rich cranberry buckle is sweet and nicely tangy thanks to a trio of tart ingredients:  sour cream, cranberries and orange zest.  This red-jeweled delight would be perfect for Christmas breakfast. CRANBERRY BUCKLE: Baking time 45 to 50 minutes.  Serves … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS CRANBERRY MUFFINS

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This is a lovely treat for Christmas morning.   Not too sweet but with a lovely burst of cranberry flavour.  The muffins would be delicious with ham, bacon or sausages.   Muffins freeze well so do some baking ahead and enjoy while … Continue reading

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SODA BREAD WITH CURRENTS … so easy to make it’s magic.

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Not everyone has the time, the skill,  or the ambition to bake their own bread.  This recipe is amazing.   It is unbelievably quick and easy. YOU CAN MAKE IT IN LESS THAN FIVE MINUTES!    It is unbelievably delicious.  Just … Continue reading

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HOW TO MAKE PERFECT BAKING POWDER BISCUITS

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Baking power biscuits so light and flaky they drift off the plate and into your mouth.  To have a good biscuit hand is to have a light touch and restraint – a biscuit dough is so soft that it invites … Continue reading

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BANANA BREAD … BANANA LOAF

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Which is it?    It’s a good question that came up in a discussion about baking this past week-end.   Both  banana bread and banana loaf come under the “quick bread” category.  By definition a quick bread is a type of bread … Continue reading

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BUTTERMILK BISCUITS AND SOUL IN MY KITCHEN ….

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I warm my soul  in my kitchen.     Cooking replenishes my soul  when the events of my world leave me feeling sad,  exhausted and drained.   I cook and bake when I’m happy.   It is pleasure to  cook for … Continue reading

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STICKY CINNAMON BUNS

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A heavenly, sublime recipe that takes cinnamon buns to new heights.  This recipe started out as classic cinnamon buns more than fifty years ago.   Then I discovered the syrup recipe in an old Time-Life cookbook.  I combined the two recipes … Continue reading

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