Zucchini Bread

Here is one final Summer recipe on which to close out the Summer. It’s a Summer classic – Zucchini Bread! I’d be hard pressed to find a quick bread that’s more quintessentially Summer then Zucchini Bread, and the zucchini bread recipe I posted a few years ago is ridiculously decrepit. Seriously, it’s awful. The recipe…

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

It has been awhile since I’ve posted anything sweet. August, somehow, flew by without any cookies, cakes, or pies. I’m sure it was to the benefit of my waist line, but the lack of sugar was completely unintentional. Here’s a recipe that’s sweet, but not dessert sweet, a breakfast favorite that’s simple and adaptable, and…

Macadamia Nut Scones

I baked a batch of these Macadamia Nut Scones this past weekend for Mother’s Day brunch, and they were an all around hit.  Macadamia nuts add a beautiful buttery flavor to this indulgent tea time treat, and push the scones slightly toward the savory side of things while still embracing a tiny hint of sweetness.  I…

Hot Cross Buns

I have been eyeballing hot cross bun recipes for years.  Every Easter I’d briefly consider baking them before settling on a “simpler” and “less time consuming” Easter bread.  This year, seeing as time was not an issue, I was determined to give these a try, and I’m glad I did.  They turned out to be…

Sourdough English Muffins

From what I have been able to gather, English muffins are actually, very much an American phenomena, and the English part of the equation seems to be a vague illusion to the English crumpet?  As someone who’s never tried a crumpet, I can’t extrapolate on their varying similarities and differences to an English muffin, but…

Peach Quick Bread

I regularly bake quick breads with whichever fruit is in season, but I have yet to come across a recipe for a peach one.  Not that I have ever really set out to look for one, but a couple of weeks ago I had some perfectly ripe peaches sitting around, and I didn’t want to…