Category Archives: Arts and Crafts Breads

Chocolate babka from Epicurious

Epicurious chocolate babka

The first time I tried chocolate babka was in grad school … a long time ago. I filed away its wonderful goodness so deep in my memory banks that I didn’t try it again for a really long time. Yep, …

Zuni corn bread from Sunset

Zuni bread

My 20-plus-year-old, well-worn and much-referenced Sunset Breads cookbook says: “From the Zuni people of the Southwest comes this coarse-textured bread, lightly flavored with corn. The village women bake the bread in domed outdoor earth ovens.” Not sure if this tradition …

Raisin wreath holiday bread from Sunset

Belgian cramique

Lord, I’ve seriously been dragging when it comes to getting stuff up on this blog. For one, this Belgian cramique, aka eggy raisin wreath bread, was something I made for the holidays. The recipe: 1 cup milk 1/4 cup butter …

Sunset’s poppy seed bread

poppy seed bubble loaf

I was in the mood to bake bread and not just your basic white loaf, but one with a little arts-and-craftiness to it. Sunset‘s Poppy Seed Bubble Loaf recipe fit the bill. Fun times in the kitchen. Note to self: …

Saveur’s cheddary cheese breadsticks

Saveur cheese twirls

Ever since I had my sister gift me a subscription to Saveur magazine last holiday season, I’d been meaning to make this simple and seemingly scrumdiddliumptious cheddary breadsticks recipe from the December 2010 issue. Yep, it took me this long …

Challah for any occasion

challah bread

Challah first made its way into the holiday lineup back in college when I used to dream of baking bread full time. (Of course I kept that fantasy to myself—my tiger mom and dad would certainly have freaked; my dad most definitely did when …