Bread

Chunky Monkey Scones for Mommy

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As a stay-at-home mom, I’m usually the one baking cakes, cookies, etc. for special occasions, and it’s not unheard of that a mom bakes her own birthday cake.  That’s just the way it is sometimes, and personally, I’m okay with that!  If baking my own chocolate cake means that it will turn out exactly how […]

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Orange Cardamom Bread + Things That Make Me Smile

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Orange Cardamom Bread Makes 1 large loaf, or 2 regular size loaves 5 1/4 cups white bread flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 tablespoons, rounded, instant yeast (my favorite is SAF Instant Yeast) 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 3/4 cups warm water (120 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit) 1/4 cup fresh […]

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Pumpkin Coconut Yeast Bread with Pumpkin Butter

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Pumpkin Coconut Yeast Bread Makes 4 small loaves 8 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 4 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast 2 teaspoons salt 1 3/4 cup pumpkin puree 1 1/2 cups warm coconut milk (110 degrees Fahrenheit) 1/2 cup melted butter 2 large eggs 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 1. Whisk together the flour, yeast, and […]

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Dangerous Grape Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce

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Grape Bread Pudding with White Chocolate Sauce Makes 6 servings 2 large eggs 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons almond extract 1/2 loaf (8 ounces) French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 1/2 cups fresh red grapes 1 cup (6 ounces) white chocolate chips For the white chocolate sauce: 2/3 […]

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Grape and Rosemary Focaccia—Let’s kick off Grape Week!

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Grape and Rosemary Focaccia Adapted from Green Black Red: Recipes for Cooking and Enjoying California Grapes Makes 8 servings 5 to 6 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 scant tablespoon instant yeast (I recommend SAF Instant Yeast, it’s my favorite!)* 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups warm (110 degrees […]

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Middle Eastern Inspired Aged Cheddar Pizza

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In 2004, during a trip to Europe, Mr. Fuji and I visited Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, England, a spectacular gorge with jagged cliffs and lush greenery.  It was here that I learned about the long history of cheddar cheese, the cheese that takes its name from the region.  Cheddar has been produced in the region […]

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Easy Apple Bread

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See this baby? You too can have an apple braid in your house. It may look intimidating, but it’s ridiculously easy! If you want proof, go see my guest post on Eat, Live, Run for step-by-step photos and for the recipe!

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Sugar Rusk: Japanese Sweet Toast Snack

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Sugar Rusk (Japanese Sweet Toast Snack) Makes about 100 pieces 1 French baguette, cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 cup (8 ounces) butter, softened 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract 1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. 2. Cream the butter, sugar, and almond extract together in a small bowl. Spread a […]

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Japanese Steamed Egg Buns (Mushi Pan) + A Giveaway!

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Japanese Steamed Egg Buns (Mushi Pan) Makes 8 buns 2 eggs, beaten 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk 2 tablespoons milk 2 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1. Preheat a steamer filled with water on high heat. 2. Whisk together the beaten […]

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Steamed Peanut Butter and Jelly Buns—aka, PB&J Man

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So now that I’ve opened up the steamed bun floodgate, I can’t help myself!  Today I’m sharing a recipe for Steamed Peanut Butter and Jelly Buns (aka, PB&J Man) over on The Family Kitchen.  These steamed buns are a fun new twist on the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and would make a fantastic […]

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