Curry, onion, apple, and raisins – a playful loaf that comes out of the oven with a light texture and hint of sweetness.
For Sawyer’s French class holiday party, he wanted to bring in some bread. Since he brought in baguettes for the last party, he wanted to choose something different: a fougasse that is sweet to the tongue and interesting to the eye.
I used half the amount of potatoes to keep the loaf lighter. You can still taste the sweetness of the potatoes, but they aren’t overbearing. The crust is nice and chewy while the inside is light and slightly sweet.
A variation on my Mom’s Orange Wreath with Orange Butter recipe (from The Bread Book). This wreath is impressive to look at and delightful to eat – you’ll get oohs and aahs, as well as mmms…
Mom made this Stollen every Christmas and the thought of it brings back a torrent of wonderful memories. It looks like it may be heavy or hard, but actually it is light and sweet with chewy bits and icing drizzle and all sorts of magical goodness.
Because of the favorable chemical reaction between onions and yeast, onions are known as a “friend of yeast.” Whenever “a friend” is used, you can expect more volume, and a moister texture. This bread makes terrific loaves for sandwiches.