Sweet Breads

Bread recipes with a sweet side.

a little extra sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar, raw agave, honey, chocolate, and love.

Anise Agave Bread

This recipe is inspired by an anise bread served by the restaurant proprietor at the Hotel Maela in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is loosely based on my Mom’s “Anise Orange Nut Rye Bread”.

Betsy’s Stollen

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.

Blueberry Buckwheat Muffins

These aren’t your ordinary blueberry muffins… they pack a full flavor and a light but hearty texture. The combination of orange juice, cinnamon, and blueberry work together nicely to create a bite that is zesty but not too sweet.

Boston Brown Bread w/ Rum-soaked Currants

My first vegan bread recipe posting! After soaking the currants, if you let a bit of rum accidentally fall into the batch (and accidentally drink the rest), you’ll agree that the rum adds a nice touch.

Buttermilk Müesli Bread

The zing of lemon rind in this hearty recipe complements the subtle tartness of the buttermilk and the nutty taste of the müesli.

Chewy Fruit & Müesli Bread

There are many ways to rate food – but the amount of time it takes a teenager to devour a loaf fresh from the oven is still my best measure of success.

Fougasse (la pompe à l’huile)

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.

Lavender Sweet Bread

A variation of my Anise Agave Bread. I made this while staying at my brother-in-law’s place. I forgot to get anise at the store, but fortunately, his wife had some lavender…

Mandarin Orange Wreath Bread

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…

Opa’s Energy Bars

Okay, so I realize that this is not a bread recipe – and that I have published it on a bread blog. Please take your concerns up with the proper authorities…

Sweet Cranberry Cashew Bread

I wish I could take a picture of the smell of bread. The lemon zest and orange juice give this Sweet Cranberry Cashew Bread a delightful zing. Hoowee, is it tasty.

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rum Rolls

A strange tale featuring mythological friends, a newly appointed court jester, Fleischmann’s yeast, and a persnickety old gas range…

Whole Wheat Honey Lemon Rolls

Five pre-teen boys at the house for an overnight birthday party? No worries. These rolls will earn rave reviews guaranteed.