03 February 2018

Weekend Cooking: 5 Quick Breads

5 Quick Breads for a Winter WeekendHello, February! A month past the holiday season, a few cold days, plus mega sports events equals I'm in the mood to bake again. (Actually, I'm just in the mood to bake, but thought I should have a good excuse.)

We're not huge dessert eaters, but sometimes a winter weekend just calls for puttering around the kitchen, and for whatever reason today's the day.

I haven't decided what I'm going to make, but I know it's not going to be big and it's not going to be super sweet. In fact, I have my eye on a savory tea bread that might be good to nibble on during the Super Bowl.

My other goal is to try some of the recipes I've saved on Pinterest. I'm sure I'm not the only one who pins and pins and never looks at those pins again.

Without further ado, here are my top 5 pins. I'll edit this post on Sunday and tell you which I picked.

From Food 52: Last September Food 52's baking club was focusing on the cookbook Tartine. In a post discussing bakers' successes, the editors shared a recipe for Yogurt Bread with Molasses. Why I want to try it: I like baking with white whole wheat, I love the flavor of molasses, and I just happen to have a batch of homemade yogurt in the refrigerator. (photo below is from the original recipe)

Yorgurt Bread with Molasses from Food 52

From The Splendid Table: I'm not sure if I heard about this California Orange and Olive Oil Cake on the Splendid Table podcast or if I just stumbled on this recipe, but I'm glad I pinned it. Why I want to try it: I love anything citrus and I've had great success baking with olive oil in the past. This looks good for both dessert and for morning coffee.

From Food & Wine: I subscribe to Food & Wine through a magazine app, and came across the recipe for Sugared Lemon-Rosemary Scones a couple of years ago. Why I want to try it: I realize I'm repeating myself here, but I really do love anything citrus and I have a weakness for rosemary. Like the last recipe, scones are good for dessert and breakfast. (photo below is from the original recipe)

Sugared Lemon-Rosemary Scones from Food & Wine

From the Food Network: I usually have good success with the Food Network's recipes, and at some point I had been looking for a savory bread to serve with drinks so pinned this Ham and Cheese Quick Bread. Why I want to try it: First, the ingredients are classic (ham, cheese, scallions, mustard). Second, I think this would be terrific with beer or wine while watching football.

From the New York Times: I think I pinned this Olive Oil Zucchini Bread recipe a summer or two ago when summer squash was abundant at the farmers' market. Why I want to try it: This is a Melissa Clark recipe, so I have a lot of confidence that it will turn out great. Plus it uses yogurt (of which I have a lot at the moment) and olive oil. And, hey, there are vegetables in this bread. That means it's really a health food, right?

UPDATE: I made the yogurt molasses bread, which was really good and not at all sweet. I plan to make the ham and cheese bread this morning.

Do any of these call to you?
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12 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks 2/3/18, 7:18 AM  

We've been to Tartine in San Francisco a couple of times, and it is wonderful, so I would certainly trust recipes from them! The yogurt bread sounds good, but I am so bad at baking with molasses for some reason. Maybe I should seek out a youtube video - there's got to be one; there's one for everything!

Mae Travels 2/3/18, 7:24 AM  

Good luck with the one (or more?) that you actually try, and let us know how they come out!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

(Diane) bookchickdi 2/3/18, 8:21 AM  

There are so many great breads here! I pinned the ham and cheese and the orange and olive oil ones.

Karen 2/3/18, 9:00 AM  

I like the look of that Olive Oil Zucchini Bread recipe—do let us know if you try it!

Claudia 2/3/18, 9:56 AM  

I tend to bake the same bread every week, just because I love it. Might have to break out, those breads sound very tempting!

Mary R. 2/3/18, 10:13 AM  

All of these sound delicious! The lemon rosemary scones may be in my future as there is rosemary from the garden in my freezer.
Have a fun baking day!

Jackie Mc Guinness 2/3/18, 11:14 AM  

Yes, I'm guilty of pinning recipes and then forgetting about them!

We don't have sweet tooths either but do like a good bread for afternoon snacks or breakfast.
Think I'll pin all your choices!

Sherry Fundin 2/3/18, 12:00 PM  

Think it's time for breakfast, but your yummies look better than what I will be fixing...a bowl of Shredded Wheat. :-)
sherry @ fundinmental

Les in Oregon 2/3/18, 1:50 PM  

Mmm. The olive oil zucchini bread sounds delicious! (Why have I never learned how to spell zucchini?! I ALWAYS have to spell-check it. LOL.)

Vicki 2/3/18, 1:56 PM  

I haven't baked anything in a while. The Yogurt Bread with Molasses, California Orange and Olive Oil Cake, & Olive Oil Zucchini Bread sound really good.

Laurie C 2/4/18, 12:11 PM  

Yum to all of them, but I love rosemary especially in the winter, so I would go with that one. I just baked a loaf of gluten-free bread from a King Arthur Flour recipe on the bag of G/F Ancient Grains and it smells and looks good, but *sigh* not as good as regular-flour bread! I'll enjoy whichever you decide on vicariously!

Margot 2/7/18, 12:49 AM  

I'm so glad you did this post focusing on baking. I don't bake much anymore, but I still love to read the recipes and pretend I can smell how good it is. The yogurt-molasses bread sounds unique. I'll bet its good.

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