Seriously, aren’t these little guys just too cute?
They are the perfect addition to your Easter table, be it brunch or dinner. They are deliciously tender, and flavored with just a hint of warm spices and orange zest, and then glazed with a simple, sweet orange glaze to finish them off.
And…they are super cute.
They really aren’t difficult to put together, but as with any yeast bread, they do take a little bit of time.
I started by mixing together some flour, yeast, and allspice in my mixing bowl.
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Old, passed down recipes are the best, aren’t they? I have my fair share of fancy cookbooks, but I love looking through my old recipe cards and seeing food memories reappear right before my eyes. I have my recipe cards stored in a large photo album, because my recipe box was bursting at the seams. It makes finding that perfect recipe just a little less frustrating, and when I look through it the way it’s organized now, it’s like revisiting an old vacation photo album. I find torn pieces of paper with recipes scribbled in “I don’t have time to write it exactly” code, beautifully written recipe cards, and tattered magazine clippings. I find notes from friends and family who are no longer with us, and the beaten up corners and over-folded fold lines in cards that have been passed on from generation to generation. It’s food memory after food memory, tucked away for me to rediscover every once in a while. Read more...(902 words, 10 images, estimated 3:36 mins reading time)
I have a St. Patrick’s Day confession to make, and I hope I don’t offend any of my Irish friends. OK, here goes…
I really don’t like Soda Bread.
Soda Bread is a traditional Irish bread that usually makes an appearance or two this time of year. Break out the Irish spirit and Irish food, and Soda Bread will be there. It will be there, but I won’t eat it. It’s just not my thing. Maybe I just haven’t had good Soda Bread, but my experiences (and I’ve tried many) have left me unimpressed, and thirsty. It’s always so darn dry! Maybe it’s the reason so many people drink on St. Patrick’s Day! Read more...(954 words, 9 images, estimated 3:49 mins reading time)