I love fruitcake with a passion. Others are a little more ambivalent. But even I recognize that when you’re looking for a pick-me-up, mid-afternoon work snack, an alcohol-laced fat bomb of a regular fruitcake isn’t going to fly. We discovered this healthy, hearty recipe several weeks ago, and have been making a loaf every week to take to work. Naturally, we had to share it with you.
This bread could not be easier to make. It’s baked in a dutch oven in your oven, which gives it a remarkable crust. And the long rising time and special ingredient of lager give it a great crumb. A perfect loaf to start on Friday evening, and enjoy with Saturday night dinner.
Around this time of year, we start to get little piles of very brown bananas piling up in the fruit bowl. This low-fat banana muffin recipe takes less than ten minutes to mix together, and turns out some lovely little muffins for workday snacks.
Walnut Stout Bread is a hearty and rustic delight. We love it nearly as much as we love our dog Walnut. Much like his namesake, Walnut is also hearty and rustic (see the photo below for an action photo of him at his rustic best). (Rustic must be the watchword of the day.)
If you’re not careful – if you turn your back for just a moment too long – the zucchini will grow from elegant, gorgeous, golden vegetables into very large vegetables more suitable for the dining table of a giant. When that happens, it’s time for zucchini bread.