Bake your bread, make your desserts 2020

I had a 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree left and literally made up a recipe that turned out like a soft bar cookie kinda thing that I later enjoyed with vanilla yogurt.


Thanks! I ran across that article in my research. I didn’t go with the recipe though, because the quantities were massive. 5 lbs of flour for starters…!

A picture of my Valentine gifting haul from Babette’s shop. Everything is absolutely delicious! Happy Valentines Day all :heart:


Fantastique !!!

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Ah hah! Be happy that I am a pack rat and did not clean out my cookbooks…

Your description rang a bell and I thought I had made a recipe like that from “Beard on Bread.” Hunted, found the cookbook and yes! Portuguese Sweet Bread. Off for a walk now, will post recipe when I return.


Mrs. P made black olive cake with orange zest and fresh basil ice cream topped with date honey and orange zest for Valentine’s Day😋 It went great with a 10 year old port.


Apologies for the delay - I was away so long the website would not let me edit my orig. post.

Anyhoo, I really liked the James Beard’s version of the sweet bread but doing some online research, some folks did not. Here’s a King Arthur flour one, that got excellent reviews.

And here’s someone who DID make the James Beard version, with great pics. They had a problem with a slow rise, I did not (maybe cuz my kitchen is warm.)

I made mine as small individual rolls, loved being able to grab one as a snack.

Huffington Post leads me to this recipe - I hope this is the one for you!

While not the most consistent sliced cookie shape, the combo of lemon zest and cornmeal in the mix made for a delicious shortbread. Moist inside, sublime crunch outer texture. Found the recipe in an old magazine at my Aunts place.


Wow … Extraordinary.

Truly like the idea of a Savory dessert with black olives …


How did I miss that creation. Wow is right.


Thank you @Barca and @Rooster! Yes, we like the combination of savory and sweet.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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All bread sold out a market yesterday -> Today’s loaf. Needs must.


Beautiful! Can I have the recipe please?

Stunning! Is that the Jim Lahey no-knead?

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I found your recipe when did a search, sorry for the repeated question asked by others already, but I’m a newbie in bread. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Cool. I was waiting for a quiet moment tomorrow to respond. This loaf is truly idiot bread. Not sourdough, and I apologize for that, but is is a great sweet French-type bread. Please let me know if you want more input.


Can’t do more complex bread, as no room in the fridge for the rest. I’m making your no knead bread today and see how it goes tomorrow.

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Made this lime curd pie yesterday.

Very good. Although a bit regret to have made it at a time that supplies are scare (Need to queue up long time to even enter supermarket, not to talk about possible empty shelves). The recipe uses a lot of butter, I think it will be difficult to make a second dessert this week… with only 125g (4.4oz) of unsalted butter left. Maybe will combine with salted butter…to make a rhubarb tart…

By the way, l’ve some pork fat or lard, is it possible to substitute butter?


Many folks actually prefer lard to butter for pie crusts!
Heres’s a recipe (I haven’t tried it but it looks good : )

“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold