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English Muffins

[updated 8/8/2010: edited, and now with photos!] It took me a while to actually follow through on the comment from this post, but I finally made my own English muffins. The dough for English muffins is softer and stickier than your usual bread dough. During the second rise, you form the muffins and let it [...]

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Pepperoni Bread

I had the urge to bake cookies for the holiday party at work, but was afraid other staff members would feel the same way and then there would be a glut of cookies. Not that I think that’s a bad thing, mind you, but in the interest of providing a more balanced set of foods [...]

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Pulla

I usually make cookies for the holidays. I don’t know why, but this year, I didn’t feel like making the multitudes that I usually do. I saw photos of Pulla last year on Tastespotting, and thought to myself, “I’ll make those for next year.” So, I’m giving this Finnish bread to Lipby’s family this year [...]

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Baking bread has always been something that intimidated me. I’ve made my share of failures– rounded lumps, hard as a rock, completely inedible. It took me a while to understand how to work with yeast. I’ve become a fan of proofing yeast to make sure that it’s still active. I’ve included how to do this [...]

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(photos by Quelconque) Quelconque made these buns last year, and I was so enchanted by them that I had asked him for the recipe. They’re traditionally served on December 13th, which is the Saint’s day, but they look so delicious and perfect for cold days that you may consider making them earlier! ********** I usually [...]

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