Smoked Salmon Savory Bread; the clapper

Savory Smoked Salmon Bread

The French term for a savory, baking powder bread is ‘cake’. Really….. They even give it a proper English pronunciation. But, being American, calling this a cake just doesn’t seem right. And it’s not really a sweet / tea bread either. I settled on Savory Bread…. but it’s not really bread either. Whatever you call … Continue reading…

Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Spice Bread; Bye bye bunnies :-(

I’ve been making a lot of zucchini bread. The only kind I’ve never made is the one that used to sneak into our office a million times every  summer 25 years ago. You know the one… It was just called ‘Zucchini Bread’…. Not Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread or Lemon Zucchini Bread or Cheese & Olive … Continue reading…

Apple Bread, II, the bike ride

Apple Bread

This is a do-over. I first made this Apple Bread a few years ago from a recipe I found on-line. At the time I thought it called for too much sugar (2 cups) so I cut it back to 1 cup (among other changes). It was dry. I either baked it too long or it … Continue reading…

Cheese and Olive Zucchini Bread; no eclipse this time

This is my new favorite thing to do with zucchini. I’m done with baking sweet zucchini breads with Chocolate or Lemon or Fall Spices. It’s cheese and olives and herbs from now on. Seriously…. This was really excellent. The French actually use the word ‘cake’ – not to describe a sweet treat with frosting but … Continue reading…

Irish Brown Soda Bread; PBS Auctions

I have been making this bread every week for the last 20 years or so. I first started making it around 1992 as that is the copyright date of the cookbook I found the recipe in: “Ireland – Grand Places, Glorious Food Cookbook”. There are 2 brown soda bread recipes in the book, both ‘traditional’ … Continue reading…

Lemon Zucchini Bread, the end of the canal

I’ve been seeing Lemon Zucchini Bread all over the internet these days. Obviously, since it’s the season, I had to try it. I had wanted to try it with yellow squash, but the potager didn’t cooperate and I had to use green instead. Actually, it’s rather pretty. Most of the recipes I’ve seen called for … Continue reading…

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread; R.I.P. my Hearts

I’ve posted this before but I’ve been making it so often lately I thought I’d share again. There was a time when I wouldn’t touch Zucchini Bread. I found the thought of it totally unappealing. But, when one tosses chocolate into the mix it bears a closer look. When one adds two kinds of chocolate and … Continue reading…