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Bread, Cakes

Amish Friendship Bread

It was suggested to me that I might like to try to make Amish Friendship Bread.  I hadn’t heard of it so I did a little reading.  It seems that the particular recipe, or variations of it, are not really what Amish people really eat.  Rather, it is the process of making a starter dough […]


Rosette/Kaiser Bread Rolls

Today I decided to make some bread rolls.  I have bought a few items from an Italian company, including a cutter with a rosette pattern, similar to a Kaiser Roll cutter.  So, having eaten Kaiser rolls for years when I was in Prague I decided to make those, albeit with my rosette cutter.  I also […]


Milk Bread Loaf

I have been thinking about making Zopf, which is a Swiss bread, introduced to me by my sister in Canada.  She had been given some and enjoyed it immensely.  But I decided that before I tried to make that, which requires the dough to be braided, that I would make a milk bread loaf.  This […]

Bread, Easter Baking

Hot Cross Buns

Easter, and specifically Good Friday is the traditional day for eating Hot Cross Buns.  In fact it wouldn’t be Easter in the UK if there were no Hot Cross Buns. They are a deliciously fruity and spicy bun, with a cross on the top.  I have made them before, but today I used a recipe […]


Happy Bread, or Holiday Bread

I saw a photo of this bread on Google+ from FoodIva, and in her post she mentioned that she found it at Eva Toteva’s blog, that recipe was in Russian.  Happily for me Iva had spent the time to translate the recipe.  Eva had called it Holiday Bread and Iva called it Happy Bread.  I […]

Bread, Muffins

English Muffins

English Muffins, ideal for breakfast, or for Eggs Benedict, are known in the UK, or certainly always were as muffins.  That name has been hijacked somewhat by the rather delicious sweet muffins these days.  So for the purposes of this post I shall talk about English Muffins, even though it sticks, slightly, in my craw […]