Category Archives: Breads

Herb Focaccia

The temperatures are still cool here so I thought I would share one of my favorite recipes for focaccia. Several years ago,  I posted a couple of recipes that use potatoes in the dough. This recipe is moist and flavorful … Continue reading

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Hungarian Poppy Seed Cake

This is another delicious holiday recipe which came to me from my cousin Connie. It is called a cake, but it really is a sweet bread. The recipe makes 6 loaves that freeze beautifully, wrapped in plastic wrap then foil. … Continue reading

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Chutney Spread 

This is a nice sweet and savory appetizer option for the holidays. I used homemade plum apple chutney for this recipe but you can use another fruit flavor. The sweet tart of the chutney mixed with cream cheese, creme fraiche, … Continue reading

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Croissant Bread Pudding

This bread pudding recipe, a nice alternative to pie for Thanksgiving or other occasions, was given to me by my friend Kim. I’ve modified it slightly to suit my taste. It is wonderfully rich and delicious, a special occasion treat. … Continue reading

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Belgian Waffles and Pancakes

Now that the weather has shifted to cooler mornings I have begun to crave a hot breakfast. This all-purpose waffle and pancake batter is one my mother used when we were growing up. She had a heavy, well-seasoned cast iron … Continue reading

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Hungarian Babka

Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. When I’ve talked with my oldest Italian cousins about Easter traditions during their childhood, when my grandparents were still alive, several mentioned that on Easter morning there was fresh baked yeast … Continue reading

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Sicilian Pizza

When I was growing up my father made delicious Sicilian pizza every Friday night. It was a thick rectangular focaccia topped with sauce and cheese. My mother remembers her aunts making a similar version topped with anchovies, particularly during the … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Scones

During the winter months we often have baked sweet potatoes with dinner. I usually bake one or two extra to have for lunches and baking. This scone recipe is a great way to use leftover sweet potatoes. The scones make … Continue reading

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Blueberry Streusel-Topped Muffins

I have been making these blueberry muffins since I was a girl. The recipe came from my mother’s friend Pat in New Jersey. We make them all year long, but they taste best during the summer with fresh ripe blueberries. … Continue reading

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Zucchini Bread with Demerara Sugar Sprinkle

There are so many zucchini bread recipes out there that readers are probably wondering why I would post another one. But this recipe, a combination of several recipes, is different, and my favorite of all the zucchini bread recipes I … Continue reading

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