Ground coffee, cocoa, milk, and a spoon full of sugar. It’s a visit to the coffee shop – but in loaf form.
The wonderful smell of potpourri in a bread… cran-raspberry juice, apple, orange peel, coriander, ginger. Not a sweet bread like cinnamon rolls, but sweet like a kiss on the cheek.
Pinkish purple crumb with a fresh, almost fruity, flavor.
“This recipe was given to me in Dallas by a 90-year old lady in our church. It had been used in her family for many years.” — Betsy Oppenneer
First time making Birnenbrot. And I didn’t have Birne (pear), so I made Apfelbrot instead. The filling is apple, raisins, cranberries, walnuts, fresh orange juice, lemon zest… and rum. Can’t forget the rum.
There is a lot to love about these muffins. You like fruits? We got em. You like nuts? Check. How about trendy hipster bits like cashew yogurt and chia seeds? You betcha. Oh, and you were hoping for a little spice? We got you covered.
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.
As you bring a piece of this Lemon Pepper Bread to your mouth, you’ll smell a hint of citrus that offers a wonderful contrast to the mild heat of the cracked pepper that follows. Not quite sweet and sour, but close.
I was tempted to call this Coffee Chocolate Sex Bread but I couldn’t quite figure out how that third part would work. I mean, what a trifecta though! I tacked on the “not too sweet” because the coffee and coffee flour add the bass notes while the chocolate plays the melody. That would be so cool if it made sense.
I wanted to use corn. But I didn’t. Fortunately, I don’t lug around my regrets. There is always a next time… and there most definitely will be. This bread has a sweet, mellow, warmth.