Category: Quick Breads

maple butternut squash bread

Leave it to me to complicate things. This butternut squash bread requires two additional steps normally not found in quick bread recipes. Instead of adding whole eggs to the wet ingredients, egg whites are whipped and then gently folded in with the rest of the batter. So is it still a quick bread? I think so and a darn good one, that happens to have no white sugar or cholesterol. Buttery maple syrup and creamy roasted butternut squash give the…

brown butter pumpkin muffins

I have a love/hate relationship with pumpkin. My love is rooted in the moisture and pretty orange tint pumpkin provides to my baked goods. When pureed, the winter squash is smooth and slightly viscid, wonderfully mimicking the richness and binding properties typically found only through a hefty combination of butter and eggs. But this copycat act, often comes at a cost, that cost being taste.  This brings me to why I hate pumpkin so much. It’s bitter and it’s bland. …

vegan banana pumpkin bread on plate

Remember those paper fortune tellers you used to make back in the day? Well, this past Sunday a few of the kids in my church school class decided to make paper fortune tellers out of offering envelopes. How clever. Right in the middle of the lesson on the Good Samaritan, there they were, hard at work folding and shaping and manipulating to their heart’s content. Until I caught them red handed.  One student was surprised  I knew what the little paper…