Rye Zucchini Sourdough Bread

It’s that time again. Zucchini time! Zucchini bread time! Only this time, there is a twist. I found a recipe that adds zucchini to my current obsession – sourdough bread.  This version adds in rye flour.  The result… A fairly perfect bread – crisp outside and soft, chewy inside. And it all starts with some…

Toronto Blueberry Buns

Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits. I love their flavor, I love their color. In fact, look at the beautiful color of the filling for these buns… The filling was so pretty and so tasty, that my husband and I devoured all the extra filling immediately. He spread it on rice cakes, I ate…

Jalapeño Cheddar Challah Rolls

I have 4 jalapeño plants this year and all are very happy.  I will definitely be replenishing my supply of pickled jalapeños. But I have a bunch of other plans for my peppers as well. The first is a Challah I have been waiting all year to make; I needed to wait for my plants to…

Kubana – Yemenite Pull-Apart Sabbath Bread

This was another new one for me; I had never made a steamed bread before. And, although it was not pretty, it was incredibly tasty. Along with the overnight steamed bread, I made some huevos haminados (Sephardic slow-roasted eggs).  They are the silver packets you see in the bread. The egg whites turn a beautiful…

Maple Peanut Butter Challah

Now THIS was a really different challah! It was rich in texture and loaded with peanut butter flavor! It really cried out to be toasted and topped with jelly or preserves. First a banana rum preserve, then a simple strawberry. And look at the beautiful color of the loaf! Not a challah to have with a…

Jelly Doughnut Challah for Hanukkah

I saw this recipe about 10 months ago, immediately pulled it out and set it on my Hanukkah to-do list. Last year I made the menorah shaped challah. But really, what say Hanukkah more than sufganyot – jelly donuts? So, what could be more perfect than a jelly doughnut challah?! The recipe calls for strawberry…

Gingerbread Challah

It’s that time of year. Cookies, gingerbread houses, my muslim husband putting up lights and a Christmas tree (he likes them). So, why not? A gingerbread challah. The dough is phenomenal – nice flavor and really great to braid with. After I was done, my daughter suggested that I should have shaped it like a…

Autumn Apple and Cheese Bread

Since our CSA box comes from our local orchard, we can be assured of having apples in the box each week. But each time they are different varieties. Luckily, we got some nice, tart Granny Smiths… So I could make this bread. I have to say that the final bread was not what I had…

Banana-Heath Bar Challah

I do not usually like candy in my challah, not even chocolate chips. But for the challah we would be taking on our Thanksgiving vacation with us, I wanted something decadent…so…banana in the dough and a filling of chopped bananas and heath bar pieces. And, of course, it had to be shaped like a turkey….

Fig & Hazelnut Soda Bread

Flipping through the channels one night I came across The Great British Baking Show, specifically the Bread episode. I was hooked. But also, I saw some amazing soda breads being made. First on my list to try was the Fig and Hazelnut Rye Bread. I went to every store around me, but was not able…