I know people who think Meyer lemons are a sham, and asked to identify a tangerine they'd guess "tiny orange." But there is—I promise!—a distinct flavor to blood oranges which make them worth using for this dish. The sweet and tangy blood orange glaze coats a moist pine nut pound cake.
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Moist and sweet with molasses, this steamed quick bread is easier than you think.
Moist and spicy pumpkin bread with swirls of chocolate is perfect for the Halloween season. And you just need a bowl and a whisk to make it.
Having a brunch for four? Try this already scaled recipe for mini blueberry buttermilk loaves.
This bare-bones recipe comes from chef Kim Severson's mother, Ann, who cleverly used coffee cans to package and ship loaves of this date-nut bread to Kim at college every Thanksgiving.
When people think of Irish baked goods, they often think of scones and soda bread. I love both those things, but the truth is that Ireland has an awesome bread baking tradition, ranging from hearty yeasted breads to fruit-filled quick breads. This is one of the latter—specifically a type of brack (from the Irish word brac, meaning spotted). The key is soaking raisins in tea overnight.
This winter breakfast cake is tender of crumb and incredibly comforting, with the added bonus of using up those extra veggies from your CSA box.
One of the downsides to being a pastry chef is fighting for oven space, especially when that surprise brunch service comes around. One way I deal with it is doing this make-ahead banana oatmeal bread. Like many baked goods, it actually benefits from a chilling period (freezing included), though you may not be able to resist this fluffy-yet-hearty quickbread straight from the oven.
If you're looking for an easy, rewarding recipe, these quick breads are just the thing. 15 minutes or less of assembly is all you'll need to make a fresh, hearty, sweet snack.
While pumpkin bread is wonderful in its simplicity, it is possible to heighten your seasonal eating by adding a healthy helping of chocolate chip cookie dough to the batter. It gives the bread a decadently gooey center, and the spiciness of the pumpkin bread works beautifully with the brown sugar and chocolate in the cookies. Feel like gilding the lily? Go ahead, serve it with ice cream.
There were a million food moments over the course of that trip that more than justified my cockeyed plan. Mountainous, tender biscuits at Tupelo Honey in Asheville, North Carolina. Fried chicken at JCT Kitchen in Atlanta. Everything at Franklin BBQ in Austin. One of the simpler moments was a quick breakfast in Mobile, Alabama. A fat slice of key lime bread and a cup of hot coffee before we turned west and pushed on into the bayou.
In the winter, my quick bread repertoire too easy falls into the same old banana bread rut. Sure, I might jazz it up with chocolate chips or even some nuts, but at the end of the day I'm always dreaming about the day that blueberries and peaches are back in season. Luckily fate intervened and ended my boredom, specifically by throwing a bag of figs at my face.