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Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Bread on Easter Sunday. It starts with active dry yeast and water. An egg, some milk and butter and a bit of sugar and salt are added. Flour is incorporated a bit at a time until a dough forms. The dough is kneaded until smooth and elastic. The dough is set in a bowl… Continue reading Cinnamon Swirl Bread

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Hot Cross Buns

With the kitchen windows open, we could hear the rain pelting down. An ideal morning to make a batch of Hot Cross Buns. Traditionally served at Easter time, Hot Cross Buns have a cross to symbolize the crucifixion. They've been baked, sold and enjoyed by many for centuries. These small yeast breads are spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. The zest of an orange lends freshness… Continue reading Hot Cross Buns

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Moravian Potato Sugar Bread

Moravian Potato Sugar Bread Recipe from The Neighborhood Bakeshop cookbook 1 medium sized potato, peeled and coarsely chopped 1 cup water 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1/3 cup packed light… Continue reading Moravian Potato Sugar Bread

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Christmas morning Cinnamon Rolls

Christmas is nearly here. The tree is trimmed, the lights are strung, and gifts have been prepared. The question is, what will you be making for breakfast while the morning Kona coffee fragrances the air and the wrapping paper flies? My answer is and always will be, "Cinnamon Rolls!" I have been on the hunt for the… Continue reading Christmas morning Cinnamon Rolls

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Dinner Rolls

I prefer taking photographs using natural light. Here in New England at this time of year, natural light is in short supply. No more waking up early in order to bake and capture images in the dawn's early light. But since it is the holiday season, I will just have to use artificial light to get the shots I… Continue reading Dinner Rolls