breads & bread puddings

Cast Iron Cornbread

Cornbread should be made in a cast iron pan. It's just the way it was meant to be. Pouring creamy batter into a scorching hot pan gives it an instant crust and a chewy center... which just screams "dunk me in chili! Please!" There are plenty of great cornbread mixes out there, but if you're… Continue reading Cast Iron Cornbread

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breads & bread puddings

Old Fashioned Popovers

These were the signature item at my bakery in Portland, Maine. I had never heard of a popover, much less made one, and by the end of my stint at Cambridge Coffee House I had probably made over 2,000. Maybe more, I don't even want to know. What I love about popovers is that they are… Continue reading Old Fashioned Popovers

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Irish Soda Bread

I never grew up eating Irish Soda Bread, but I became very familiar with it during my stint at Cambridge Cafe in Maine. We wanted to sell Irish Soda Bread for custom orders, and I was asked to make a few different samples so that we could decide what to sell. I made traditional with raisins… Continue reading Irish Soda Bread

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Not So Chunky Monkey Banana Bread

It happened again. The bananas went bad after Ryan and I figured we could eat a tree's worth in one week. Instead of peanut butter banana stuffed  french toast, I thought I'd be everyone's favorite girlfriend in our apartment and make banana bread. There are few better smells than warm banana bread coming out of the oven.… Continue reading Not So Chunky Monkey Banana Bread