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Buttermilk Cluster

November 15, 2005 - 8:22pm -- Floydm

These rolls make a beautiful compliment to anyone's Thanksgiving table. If timed properly, these can be baked right when the turkey is about to come out of the oven to provide a wonderful accent to the meal.

This recipe is inspired by the Buttermilk Cluster recipe in Country Breads of the World. I made a few minor modifications, such as including a little bit of honey, but in general it is the same thing.

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Cranberry-Orange Walnut Bread

November 8, 2005 - 8:30pm -- Floydm

cranberry nut bread

Fresh cranberries are plentiful this time of year.

I love this quick bread with cream cheese for breakfast.

Cranberry-Orange Walnut Bread Makes 2 large loaves or 6 small loaves or 18 muffins 4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour 2 cups sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 cup orange juice 4 tablespoons butter or shortening 2 tablespoons grated orange peel 2 eggs, beaten 3 cups (1 12 ounce package) fresh cranberries 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
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Irish Soda Bread

March 14, 2005 - 7:04pm -- Floydm

In honor of Saint Patrick's Day, everyone is printing their recipe for Irish Soda Bread. I thought I'd throw my hat into the ring as well.

I should tell you, in advance, that my recipe has one lesson that all bakers need to know that you are unlikely to find in the other recipes. Click Read More to learn that lesson.

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Mardi Gras King Cake

February 6, 2005 - 10:11pm -- Floydm

Although not as popular a method of celebrating Mardi Gras as drinking excessively and pressuring young women to remove their clothing, making a King Cake is a fun, festive way of taking part in a centuries old tradition of excess.

Below is a bit about the history of Mardi Gras and instructions on making this sweet, rich, festive bread.


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