Italian Easter Egg Bread

Italian Easter Egg Bread

Italian Easter bread is a tradition in my house. The bread is made of a yeasted sweet dough with colored eggs nestled inside a circular two-rope braid. Almost as eagerly anticipated as the coveted candy-filled basket, we would eat slices of it smeared with salty butter followed by the baked eggs. It was an Easter… 

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Greek Flatbread

Greek Flatbread

The possibilities for this versatile yeast dough flatbread are endless! Thin like a cracker or thick and soft for dipping; long or round; plain or with a sprinkle of fresh herbs, sea salt and Parmesan; scattered with crumbled cheese and sliced vegetables; whatever flavors are calling to you. You can even make pizzas out of… 

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Irish Soda Bread

  Irish Soda Bread is a cinch to make and is a favorite in my house in the weeks leading up to St. Patrick’s Day! The soda in the name comes from the baking soda that is used as a leavener in a simple quickbread batter made from whole wheat and white flour, eggs, raisins,… 

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Mardi Gras King Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling

It wouldn’t be Mardi Gras without a King Cake or two ten! King cakes commemorate the Epiphany, a celebration of the Wise Men’s discovery of baby Jesus. A small plastic baby is tucked inside the cake, bringing the finder good luck and the task of supplying the next cake. Believe me when I say there… 

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Homemade Sandwich Rolls

These rolls are terribly easy to make and render such outstanding results I don’t see any reason to continue buying them. The benefits of having fresh, healthy bread are worth the little bit of hands on time these take to make. They’re soft, yet dense enough to hold a sloppy joe or hamburger and just… 

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