Yeast Breads

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Cinnamon Raisin Rye Bagels

I hadn’t planned on posting the recipe, but these bagels from Whole Grain Vegan Baking: More than 100 Tasty Recipes for Plant-Based Treats Made Even Healthier-From Wholesome Cookies and Cupcakes to Breads, Biscuits, and More were so good that I had to share.  Forget the fact they are vegan.  They have a very interesting flavor […]

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Published on May 15, 2013
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King Arthur’s Cinnamon Rolls

by on April 21, 2013 · 5 comments

Cinnamon Rolls

Fuzz had a new friend over yesterday, so I decided to make a good impression by baking fresh cinnamon rolls and infusing the whole house with their lovely fragrance. But my timing was very, very bad. I started making the rolls a few minutes after our friend arrived, put them away for an hour and […]


Published on April 21, 2013
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cinnamon toast thins

After testing at least five different recipes for cinnamon swirl bread, I think I’ve finally found a favorite. And while my original goal was to find a recipe similar to the one served in my old elementary school cafeteria — a bread that was baked free-form and served warm with icing, what I realized was […]


Published on April 15, 2013
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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Here’s a way to test your self control: Bake a batch of cinnamon swirl bread, let it cool for a few minutes and turn it from the pan.  Now try — just try to restrain yourself from slicing into it. I really thought I could, but after baking a loaf using Dorie Greenspan’s recipe I […]


Published on April 4, 2013
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Pretzel Bread

by on December 25, 2012 · 6 comments

pretzel bread

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We’re relaxing at home after a whirlwind trip to New York where Fuzz and I visited the Museum of Natural History, just about every tourist attraction in Midtown, and some very good friends. Meanwhile, Todd stayed here with the dogs and bought everything we needed for a holiday feast including […]


Published on December 25, 2012
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Garlic Monkey Bread

by on September 21, 2012 · 11 comments


Watching Amy’s tutorial on Pumpkin Challah motivated me to get in the kitchen and make yeast bread. And while the Pumpkin Challah is still on the agenda, I was sidetracked by something called Monkey Bread, which I’d never made but had always been curious about having seen a million variations of it in old Bake-Off […]


Published on September 21, 2012
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Dark Rye Bread

by on April 24, 2012 · 5 comments

rye bread

This recipe was inspired by Mary’s quick bread, but rather than go the quick route, I decided to make the bread with yeast. I hadn’t made rye bread in ages, but based on how well this went over, I’ll definitely make it again. It slices neatly, would be great for sandwiches (though I made two […]


Published on April 24, 2012
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Rosemary Focaccia

by on April 12, 2011 · 13 comments

Slice of Focaccia Bread

I love starting an Italian meal with focaccia bread, and I have quite a few recipes. My favorite is the Macaroni Grill clone recipe which uses semolina flour, but I never remember to buy semolina flour, so when the urge to make focaccia strikes I have to use recipes that call for all-purpose. As far […]


Published on April 12, 2011