Farm & Fable — Baking

Holiday Baking: A Recipe for Christmas Stollen

Holiday Baking: A Recipe for Christmas Stollen

One of my favorite things about the holidays is just how fabulous our house smells these days. Between the two giant Christmas trees and the non-stop baking marathon going on in the kitchen you might not even notice that we live with two enormous dogs and two cats! Seriously though, the smell of citrus, spices and loads of butter always puts me in the holiday spirit. Each family has different holiday baking traditions and our’s skew decidedly German in origin. One of the first recipes I bake each December is our Christmas stollen. A delicious, sweet cake-like bread studded with...

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My Favorite Zucchini Bread

My Favorite Zucchini Bread

  It is finally fall in New England. The air is crisp and cool, the leaves are starting to change and that means one thing…baking! I wake up very early each morning with the pups so I often have time to throw together a quick bread or some scones before the rest of the house wakes up. This zucchini bread from Renee Erickson’s wonderful book A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus is my absolute favorite. The addition of olive oil, lemon zest and ground ginger take the edge off of the sweetness of most quick breads. I’ve made a...

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