Quick Breads

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Whole Wheat Apple Pecan Bread

by on April 30, 2014 · 0 comments

Apple Bread

I seem to be on a quick bread kick this week, so here’s another recipe for you — an apple bread which calls for a mixture of half AP flour and half whole wheat. The apples are grated rather than chopped, so they kind of dissolve into the bread without leaving big chunks of cooked […]

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Published on April 30, 2014
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Beth’s Cola Banana Bread

by on April 29, 2014 · 1 comment

Coca Cola Banana Bread

My sister-in-law, Beth, and her family stayed with us over the holidays. A good time was had by all, and it was sad to see them go.  However, they did leave a parting gift — some over-ripe bananas and a six pack of regular Coca Cola. I rarely have both of those ingredients in the […]

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Published on April 29, 2014
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Beth’s Banana Bread

by on April 28, 2014 · 0 comments

I baked this as a last minute treat for my sister-in-law’s family to take with them on an airplane ride back home. When they reached their, Beth emailed asking for the recipe. Since then I’ve given her several, but this is the one she likes best, therefore I’ve named it after her. I like baking […]

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Published on April 28, 2014
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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

by on February 14, 2014 · 3 comments

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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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Banana Muffins Made with Mayonnaise

by on December 2, 2013 · 11 comments

Sir Kensington's Mayonnaise

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