Category Archives: Holiday Breads

Tartine’s soft glazed gingerbread

Tartine soft glazed gingerbread

Two dear friends were coming to dinner, and I decided to go the distance and not only cook the main meal, but finish off with a tasty dessert. So I turned to my Tartine cookbook and found just the thing: …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Parker House rolls rule

Parker House rolls

Soo … last Christmas, I decided to try a completely new line-up of sides including the bread accompanying dinner. In other years past, it was challah for the holidays, but this time, I thought these Parker House rolls sounded deee-lightful. Yeah, a …