Breads & Rolls & Muffins

 
The Power of Whole Grains

Whole Grain, Nut, and Fruit Bars -
As is, this is vegan-friendly and can also be gluten-free if you choose gluten-free versions of some of the ingredients below. For a more cake-like texture, stir in two eggs* once the applesauce has been added. I really like the…

Almond Yogurt Cake with Citrus Glaze

Almond Yogurt Cake with Citrus Glaze -
I love this time of year for the fat, juicy citrus it yields.  Because I live in colder climes, I’m always at the ready to toss citrus into everything–a squeeze of fresh orange to brighten up a pot of black…

King Cake Season

King Cake -
It’s carnival time and the season, starting January 6th, when people gather to eat, drink, and offer up king cakes.  In New Orleans, we eat thousands of these cakes during the season leading up to Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras. When…

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread -
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a winning recipe for Irish soda bread. The basic traditional version calls for flour, buttermilk, baking soda, and salt. I’ve gussied it up a little bit and added citrus zest, raisins and currants.…

Super Moist Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread -
I used to have banana bread envy; every time I tasted someone’s homemade banana bread I would always wish mine were as moist, as delicious, or as banana-y.  I’ve tried so many recipes over the years, many included buttermilk or…

Lemon Raspberry Rolls

Lemon Raspberry Rolls -
“Whenever my Mom made sweet rolls for me, I always felt like a million bucks. Not only is this recipe fool-proof, and no-knead but it only messes up one pot, and the result is a delicate balance of airy dough…

Persimmon Pudding

Persimmon Pudding -
Recipe and Photo by Juli B. Kinrich “I have made this dessert so many times, I don’t need a toothpick to tell me when it is done. When it turns from a pale orange batter to a deep mahogany loaf, when…

crabapplecake

Triple-Ginger Crabapple Spice Cake -
“Once every year, I get together with a friend and make large batches of crabapple cakes.  She chops the crabapples and I mix up the batter.  We make 6 to 8 cakes, freeze them in quarters, and then savor them…

apricot-banana bread

Neglected Bananas Bread -
I’ve been testing recipes for a cookbook in North Carolina and have basically been tasting and not really eating much else other than what I need to test (gravies, BBQ sauces, and lots of fried birds). I had bought some…