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Banana Bread Homemade Croissants French Baguette
Its thick sweet batter is full of mashed bananas, cinnamon and toasted nuts and when you pull the banana bread from the oven the golden brown crust is delightfully crisp. more You can make Croissants successfully at home. This recipe will produce a Croissant that has a crisp and buttery golden brown crust that's wonderfully soft inside. more It's hard to resist a French Baguette with its crisp golden brown crust and its wonderfully soft and chewy interior. more
Homemade Doughnuts Homemade Soft Pretzels  Almond Croissants
Homemade Doughnuts are made from a rich yeast dough that are deep fried and then rolled in sugar. Sugary crisp on the outside, soft and tender on the inside. more These homemade soft pretzels have a beautiful golden brown crust that wonderfully crisp and chewy with a soft and chewy bread-like interior. more A bakery favorite. Almond Croissants start with day old croissants that are filled and topped with an almond cream and shaved almonds. Delicious. more
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This section includes both Quick Breads and Yeast Breads. Simply put, a 'Quick' Bread is a North American term used to describe a light and moist baked good that is, as its name implies, "quick" to make. John Mariani tells us in his book 'The Dictionary of American Food & Drink' that there were once other names for this type of bread. Names like "lightnin' bread" and "aerated bread" but for some reason they didn't catch on the way 'quick bread' did.

Quick Breads came after the 1850's invention of baking powder (combination of sodium bicarbonate and acid salt). Before that breads were made primarily with yeast so when chemical leaveners arrived they were welcomed as there was no fermentation and little or no kneading.

The category of Quick Breads is large. Muffins, coffee cakes, pancakes, popovers, crepes, loaves and breads, scones and biscuits are all considered Quick Breads. Space dictates the need for my breaking this category down even further. Therefore, this page is dedicated to breads and loaves, those batters that are baked in a rectangular baking pan. Jean Anderson in her wonderful book 'The American Century Cookbook' tells us that while recipes for biscuits, scones, muffins, and waffles appear in the 19th century, recipes for fruit breads and loaves seem to be a 20th century invention. One of the first fruit breads was Date and Nut Bread which came about in the 1920s. Continued below..

 Chocolate Banana Bread

French Country Bread

Cinnamon Rolls (Buns)

Chocolate Banana Bread combines the sweet flavor of ripe bananas with chocolate. more This artisan bread has a crisp outer crust with a soft and chewy interior. Perfect on its own with butter, but use it for sandwiches and it makes great toast. more Although you may be able to buy these gorgeous buns, nothing compares to the smiles you are rewarded with when your family wakes up to the smell of these baking in the oven. more

Chocolate Marble Bread

White Sandwich Bread

Chocolate Croissants

Chocolate Marble Bread has lovely swirls of chocolate and vanilla scented batters so we can enjoy a chocolate and a vanilla cake at the same time. more A soft and fluffy bread with a beautiful golden brown crust. Great for sandwiches, toast, and perfect for making a bread pudding. more Chocolate Croissants are also known as Pain au Chocolat. This is a delightful combination; a buttery crisp Croissant with a large chunk of dark chocolate inside. more
Hot Cross Buns Cinnamon Roll Bread Blackberry & Apple Bread
This round, rich, sweet, yeast bun is traditionally served on Good Friday. Made of milk, yeast, sugar, flour, spices, eggs, butter, currants, raisins and/or candied fruit. more Cinnamon Roll Bread takes a buttery rich yeast dough and rolls it around a delicious brown sugar and cinnamon filling. more It has amazing flavor, starting with the rich yeast bread that is a cross between a cake and a bread. more

Applesauce Bread

Date Walnut Bread

Dried Fruit & Nut Loaf

When you add applesauce, preferably homemade, to this Applesauce Bread it gives it a wonderfully moist texture and a delicious apple flavor. more

Date Walnut Bread is a sweet and flavorful combination of dried pitted dates and walnuts. more

This Dried Fruit and Nut Loaf is chewy and crunchy and loaded with flavor. It is healthy for us as it contains lots of dried fruit and nuts and the batter has no butter or oil in it. more

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread Easy Fruit Cake Raisin Soda Bread
Lemony and buttery is how I would describe this delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Bread. It has the taste and texture of a pound cake but with a lovely sugary lemon glaze. more This Easy (Boiled) Fruit Cake is a much simpler version of the traditional British fruit cake. It contains all the necessary ingredients, like candied and dried fruits, yet it is so very easy to make. more Raisin Soda Bread is plump with Thompson raisins and is lovely when sliced and buttered. more
Low Fat Banana Bread Recipe Cranberry Bread Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Low-Fat Banana Bread has a wonderfully moist texture and tastes of sweet bananas, cinnamon, and vanilla. The butter that is usually found in banana bread is replaced with heart healthy canola oil. more This Cranberry Bread contains the delightful combination of fresh cranberries, candied mixed peel and toasted almonds. more Chocolate Zucchini Bread has a lovely moist texture and the deep chocolate flavor comes from unsweetened cocoa powder and semi sweet chocolate chips. more

Strawberry Bread

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

Banana Streusel Bread

Strawberry Bread is moist and flavorful and keeps very well. It is full of chopped strawberries and toasted walnuts and the flavor of cinnamon is a welcome addition. more

As its name implies, this quick bread is full of the flavors of pumpkin and fresh cranberries. Sweet and moist its flavor is enhanced by freshly squeezed orange juice and zest. more

It seems that every time I open a food magazine or cookbook I am enticed by a new banana bread recipe. This time it was in a BBC Good Food magazine where the batter contained so many flavorful ingredients that I just knew it was a winner. more
Pumpkin Bread Cornbread Recipe Zucchini Bread
Pumpkin puree is used to make this sweet, moist, and flavorful Pumpkin Bread. But what sets this bread apart is a layer of cream cheese filling in the center of the bread. more This Cornbread has a lovely golden brown cracked crust with edges that are nice and crispy. Inside the cornbread is soft and dense, with a crumbly texture. Wonderful warm from the oven. more Zucchini Bread has a moist texture and is a delightful blend of grated zucchini and apple, toasted nuts, and coconut. more
Irish Soda Bread Danish Pastries Lemon Blueberry Bread
Irish Soda Bread has a lovely golden brown crust with a tender, slightly moist interior that is served with buttered and jam. more Try making these buttery rich and flaky pinwheel shaped Danish Pastries that are filled with raspberry preserves. more Lemon Blueberry Bread is bursting with sweet and juicy blueberries and brushing the top of the hot bread with a lemon glaze makes it moist and flavorful. more
Cranberry Orange Bread
  Cranberry Orange Bread combines the tartness of fresh cranberries with the sweet citrus flavor of freshly squeezed orange juice. Delicious! more  
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Breads and loaves are normally made with a thick batter that is a cross between a cake and a bread. They can be sweet or savory. As I mentioned above, they are leavened with either baking powder or baking soda and usually contain eggs. Their ingredients can vary greatly. Different flours and sugars can be used. Flavorings can include extracts, fruits (fresh or dried), nuts, vegetables (like carrots and zucchini), ground spices (like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, etc.), chocolate, and even seeds. They are baked until nicely browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. They make a nice breakfast or brunch dish but can be served anytime of the day. Tea and coffee make a nice accompaniment.




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