Tag Archive | "yeast"

Limpa Bread

Thursday, March 31, 2011


Limpa bread is a traditional Swedish rye bread that is flavored with anise seed, molasses and sometimes orange. When I was little, my family was lucky enough to have a friend who would bake us this bread on occasion, introducing me to its rich, intoxicating flavor.

Ham & Cheese Croissants

Sunday, March 27, 2011

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In this savory croissant, the ham and cheese are baked inside the buttery pastry dough to make a warm, panini-style sandwich that is great for a main meal or as the side to a soup or salad.

Nutella Croissants

Sunday, March 27, 2011


My inspiration for this chocolatey version of the croissant came from the popular French pastry, pain au chocolat, which is essentially a chocolate-filled croissant in the shape of a rectangle instead of a crescent. En lieu of plain chocolate I decided to try Nutella which turns out to be a popular croissant filling in Germany.

Almond Crescents

Saturday, March 26, 2011


These flaky, buttery pastries in the shape of a crescent are essentially croissants. I like to make an assortment of flavors but these almond crescents oozing with melt-in-your-mouth almond filling are my favorite.

Quick Croissants

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Croissants are a flaky, buttery pastry in the shape of a crescent. They are traditionally made with a yeast dough that is layered and rolled with butter (a process called laminating) but this recipe simplifies the process. I like to make an assortment of croissants, leaving some plain to be served with butter and jam or used as sandwich bread, and filling the rest with sweet and savory ingredients.

Norwegian Wheat Bread

Friday, March 4, 2011


This dense wheat bread was a staple in our household when I was growing up. It is perfect for sandwiches and it goes well with soups. It makes two loaves so you can freeze one or share it with friends.

Crusty White Bread Braids

Friday, February 18, 2011


This bread is soft and makes great sandwiches or french toast. It is also the dough I use for Monkey Bread.

Homemade Hamburger Buns

Sunday, August 15, 2010

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Homemade hamburger buns can transform any burger into something special. Make them in miniature for sliders, oblong-shaped for hot dogs or use the dough for pigs in a blanket.

Milk Bread Buns

Thursday, April 22, 2010


We recently made sliders for dinner. We couldn't find any mini hamburger buns at the store so I decided to make some. These milk buns made great hamburger buns but you could also form them into other roll shapes. They are slightly sweet but you can reduce the sugar depending on what you will be using them for.

Hot Cross Buns

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Hot Cross Buns were traditionally made on Good Friday but they have become a typical breakfast treat during the entire Easter season. The following recipe is the one that my mom still makes every Easter.

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