Quick Breads

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Yeasted Blueberry Scones

This recipe was inspired by Angel Biscuits, which are biscuits made with yeast. They have a crumbly, rich, crust surrounding a crumb that is lighter than a baking powder biscuit and more like a roll or a soft muffin. So basically, you get the best of both worlds!  Plus the scones are a little puffier […]

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Published on March 23, 2014
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lemon scone

I’ve used pudding mix in several recipes including lemon muffins, but I never thought to try it in scones until recently when I saw a copycat version of the Starbucks scones. That recipe calls for vanilla pudding, and since I’d purchased several boxes of lemon pudding mix for some reason (I think I was going […]

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Published on February 23, 2014
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Sour Cream Banana Bread

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This isn’t a very Valentine’s Dayish recipe, but if you happen to have some bread flour and some over-rip bananas, I think you’ll appreciate it.  It’s a banana bread recipe with sour cream for tenderness and bread flour for structure. Of course you can always stick with all-purpose flour, but I recently discovered that bread […]

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Published on February 14, 2014
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biscuit

It’s cold here in Austin, so this morning I cranked the oven up to 500F and baked a batch of biscuits from Callie’s Biscuits and Southern Traditions: Heirloom Recipes from Our Family Kitchen. What a fun book! I received a copy from my friends at White Lily Flour who love the fact that Carrie makes […]

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Published on December 7, 2013
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kensingtonsmayo

Today’s muffins are made with Sir Kensington’s, a fancy mayonnaise made with cage free eggs, sunflower oil and citrus. To be honest, it’s really too exquisite to use in baking, but I received a free sample for review so I didn’t mind testing it in muffins. If you happen upon it at Whole Foods, you’ll […]

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Published on December 2, 2013
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Pumpkin Biscuits with Cinnamon Sugar

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Pumpkin Biscuits

If you like the idea of a pumpkin scone but want to make something a little easier, here’s the perfect recipe. Not that Pumpkin Biscuits are really easier than scones. They’re practically the same recipe, but I always perceive biscuits as being easier than scones because biscuits are something I grew up with and scones, […]

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Published on October 4, 2013
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Honey Graham & Pecan Banana Bread

by on June 19, 2013 · 8 comments

Honey Graham Banana Bread

Here’s something you didn’t know you needed: another variation on banana bread! This one’s especially worth saving if you’re interested in seeing how graham cracker crumbs work as a substitute for flour in banana bread. Or some of the flour, anyway. In the past I’ve tried cake and muffin recipes where crumbs take the place […]

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Published on June 19, 2013
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Brown Ale Biscuits

by on May 25, 2013 · 5 comments

Beer Biscuits

Not that you need an excuse to buy good beer this weekend, but here’s a recipe that calls for brown ale.  It’s a variation on traditional no-yeast beer bread, but in biscuit form — or rather, muffin form.  Because the batter is thin and gloppy, it needs to be baked in a muffin pan to […]

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Published on May 25, 2013