Breads & Quick Breads

Apple Pecan Cake

Breads & Quick Breads
Apple Pecan Cake

Nice texture to this cake and the bits of apple and pecans give it a homey, rustic feel.

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Raspberry Coconut Friands

Breads & Quick Breads
Raspberry Coconut Friands

Tender, airy cakes made with almond meal and egg whites. These tasty small cakes are adorned with raspberries and a toss of coconut. A true coffee or tea cakelet.

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Pistachio Raspberry Tea Cakes

Breads & Quick Breads
Pistachio Raspberry Tea Cakes

The pistachio meal used in the cakelets makes all the difference. With the slightly sweet-n-tart raspberries and the contrast of the pistachio flavors – this is a tasty, nicely textured quick bread.

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Cheddar Beer Bread (with Rosemary!)

Breads & Quick Breads
Cheddar Beer Bread (with Rosemary!)

Slicing into this cheddar beer bread the next day, slathering some whipped butter on it and either grilling or frying it in a pan – yow!

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Flu Shots & Pear and Walnut Muffins

Breads & Quick Breads
Flu Shots & Pear and Walnut Muffins

I had a couple of tired Bosc pears that were on their way to the point of no return. It was a no brainer where the fruit were destined for promotion…muffins or some type of quick bread. For the muffins pictured in this post I used Bosc pears.

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Olive Oil Pumpkin Bread with Pepitas

Autumn
Olive Oil Pumpkin Bread with Pepitas

This recipe for Olive Oil Pumpkin Bread is one that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Fantastic, subtle flavors…not too sweet, and good texture. The Pepitas and use of raw sugar sprinkled along the top of the bread adds to flavor, texture, and aesthetic elements.

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A Happy Farewell To Summer: Cherry-Pistachio Tea Cakes

Breads & Quick Breads
Cherry-Pistachio Tea Cakes

My attempt to sneak in one last post for summer this year and use the few remaining seasonal cherries in my fridge before transitioning to autumn…What I liked about this recipe was the use of pistachios and grinding them down to use in place of using more all-purpose flour.

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