Challah Buns and Challah Rolls

Challah Buns and Challah Rolls

These challah buns and challah rolls were last week’s bake for the reddit 52 weeks of baking challenge (Week 39: Buns or biscuits). They’re an adaptation of my orange raisin challah recipe (itself an adaptation from Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice). They’re great for 

A rainbow bread recipe for Japanese milk bread

A rainbow bread recipe for Japanese milk bread

A few months ago, I joined a group of bakers who were planning a collaboration to celebrate Pride. It took me only a few minutes of thinking about what I might bake before I came to the conclusion that I had no choice. I would 

Purple sweet potato sourdough sandwich loaf

Purple sweet potato sourdough sandwich loaf

I really am in love with Stokes purple sweet potatoes. I’ve used them to make sweet potato latkes. And this week I made mashed purple sweet potatoes and banana. There was one baked sweet potato leftover from that night, so I used it for this 

A honey wheat bread recipe for an everyday sandwich loaf

A honey wheat bread recipe for an everyday sandwich loaf

There are some people who make beautiful sourdough boules every week, slashed into intricate patterns. And then there’s me, making sandwich loaves for our lunches. So this honey wheat bread recipe gets a lot of traffic as one of the favorite sandwich breads in our 

A Purple Cow Milk Bread Recipe

A Purple Cow Milk Bread Recipe

It needed to be done. I had been meaning to make a Japanese (Hokkaido) milk bread for some time. And then thenerdiebaker posted this cow-patterned milk bread on Instagram. As a graduate of Williams College (in Williamstown, Massachusetts), where our mascot was the purple cow, 

Kale and Cheese Quick Bread

Kale and Cheese Quick Bread

This slightly sweet kale bread was made for this week’s reddit 52 weeks of baking challenge. It’s quick bread week, and I predict that we will see a lot of banana breads. I was actually planning to make a banana bread too until I realized 

Corn bread, corn muffins, corn cake…

Corn bread, corn muffins, corn cake…

Say it in your best Forrest Gump voice. Skillet corn bread. I won’t try to tell you that I have the perfect recipe for cornbread. Mostly because I have too many recipes for cornbread. And I don’t think you should believe anyone who says they 

Orange Raisin Challah Recipe

Orange Raisin Challah Recipe

I can stop looking. This soft, fragrant, and slightly-sweet orange raisin challah recipe is the only challah I will ever need.

Sweet Potato Sourdough Bread with Bacon

Sweet Potato Sourdough Bread with Bacon

I made a sweet potato sourdough bread recipe with bacon. Actually, I made a recipe for sweet potato bacon maple syrup sourdough bread. I did. I blame those amazing sweet potato biscuits from Jubilee from a few days ago.

Jubilee’s Sweet Potato Biscuits

Jubilee’s Sweet Potato Biscuits

During the month of February, I’ll be reflecting on and celebrating Black History Month by cooking from Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin. The first thing you notice when you flip through this cookbook is how beautiful it is. 

A Sweet Portuguese Bread Recipe

A Sweet Portuguese Bread Recipe

There are some times I want a soft, light bread for our sandwiches, and this sweet Portuguese bread recipe satisfies that want. It’s a sweet, enriched bread with great flavor from the citrus zest and vanilla extract. It might not stand out in a steak 

Cheater Sourdough Discard Bread

Cheater Sourdough Discard Bread

Hello. My name is Joanne, and I make a cheater sourdough discard bread.

A jug of wine, a loaf of sweet brown bread, and thou

A jug of wine, a loaf of sweet brown bread, and thou

A few months ago, a baking friend passed along a recipe for the brown bread from the Outback Steakhouse. It met with rave reviews and someone’s fond memories, but it was a little too sweet and soft for my taste. Here’s my version: