Honey Oat Bread

Honey Oat Bread

As far as whole grain breads go, this Honey Oat bread is definitely one of my favorites.  The butter makes it a very soft bread and the honey gives it a slightly sweet flavor, while also helping it rise.  It’s a great go-between bread if you want some...
St. Lucia Buns

St. Lucia Buns

St. Lucia Buns are a saffron flavored bun traditionally served in Sweden on Dec. 13 in celebration of St. Lucia Day. The buns are also referred to as lussekatt (Lucia cat). The shape of the bun is meant to symbolize the face of a cat with the raisins as the eyes. This...
Vánočka

Vánočka

Vánočka is a rich, flavorful bread from the Czech Republic that is traditionally served at Christmas time. It can be braided 2 ways: as a 6 strand braid or as 3 loaves (4 strand, 3 strand and 2 strand) stacked on top of each other. I tried the latter and was...
Challah Bread

Challah Bread

Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of Chanukah, an eight day long Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BC.  In honor of Chanukah and my Jewish friends, I...
Pizza Crust

Pizza Crust

I will admit, I love pizza.  There are so many things you can do with it.  Thin crust, thick crust.  White sauce, tomato sauce.  Meat, veggie.  I invited some friends over a few months ago for a pizza party.  I supplied the crust, they...