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BREAD, SAVORY PASTRIES

Banana Bread with Ginger and Pecans

Banana Bread with Ginger and Pecans

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    Banana bread is one of the favorite quick breads (or breakfast breads) in America. It was born in America and became staple sweet bread. And it is easy to understand why: this bread is delicious, easy to make, and budget friendly. It was a […]

Russian Easter Bread Kulich

Russian Easter Bread Kulich

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  Probably there is a countless number of Easter cake recipes. Every family has its own, best of the best recipe. And each one is good in their own way. My favorite recipe is the one I developed, based on the famous French bread brioche. […]

Brown Soda Bread

Brown Soda Bread

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Over the last few years, I’ve been looking for a new soda bread or another Irish bread recipe for St. Patrick’s Day. This year I adapted a bread recipe from the terrific book Forgotten Skills of Cooking by Darina Allen. She describes this bread as […]

Filo Packets

Filo Packets

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   I can’t say that filo is my favorite dough to work with. Everything seems too complicated… unless you start, already knowing what to do. Still, some filo baked goods are worth the effort and time spent. The key rules for working with the filo […]

Cranberry Soda Bread. Cranberry Soda Bread with Rosemary

Cranberry Soda Bread. Cranberry Soda Bread with Rosemary

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  I just opened a fresh jar of baking powder and my bread is rising in the oven like a mountain. New cranberry season is coming, but I still have last year’s cranberry packages in my freezer. Previously, when our son lived with us, I […]

Baguette

Baguette

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  For the bread lovers I’m sharing a very simple way of baking baguettes. The preparation itself takes just a few minutes, but you will still need some patience: the dough should be allowed to rise for four-six-twelve hours to produce the baguettes with an […]