Sicilian Orange Sweet Bread -Pane di Pasqua #TwelveLoaves

April 1, 2014
Sicilian orange sweet bread | Cake Duchess

When another challenge for #TwelveLoaves comes around, I’m always a little nervous. Maybe not nervous, but sort of anxious. I sometimes think I know exactly what to bake and it involves yeast. I also sometimes think I’m really going to go the much easier route and do a non-yeast bread. I am in love with […]

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Strawberry Bagels – #TwelveLoaves

March 4, 2014
strawberry bagel | cakeduchess

I don’t know why one of my most favorite breads isn’t baked more often here. Possibly because of the planning involved in making bagels. Now that strawberry bagels have been baked, this won’t be the last time they will be seen in my kitchen! Because they are AMAZING!! I have shared a couple bagel posts […]

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Chocolate Chip Challah Bread – #TwelveLoaves

February 4, 2014
chocolate chip challah bread | cakeduchess

February is here and that means another #TwelveLoaves challenge. We took it a little easy with our bread baking in January and had a “Keep it Simple!” theme. Even the simple breads were just amazing! But February is the month to go a little more decadent…a little more daring. February is the month of love […]

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Broiled White Free-Form Loaf- #TwelveLoaves

January 1, 2014
broiled white free-form loaf | cakeduchess.com

“This was a mistake that proved to be extremely interesting.” James Beard, Beard on Bread. I’m all about baking and learning from my mistakes. I’ve even posted about some mistakes and I tend to find mistakes in my baking to be a fun challenge. Well, sometimes, not so much fun. But with bread, I often […]

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Holiday Breakfast Wreath – #TwelveLoaves

December 3, 2013
holiday breakfast wreath | cakeduchess

Whoa! Where did 2013 go? I don’t know about you…but I’m not ready for any thing that has to do with the holidays. I’m not the best planner and most often work best under pressure. But when it comes to baking sweets for the holidays, I start my planning early! I couldn’t wait to bake […]

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Sweet Potato and Leek Focaccia

October 21, 2013
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In season sweet potatoes and leeks- Sweet potato and leek focaccia. Most nights I’m pretty confident with my dinner prep. Then there are some nights I wonder what in the world we will have for dinner. It is a full-time job to plan home cooked and tasty meals.  Lately my go-to easy meal is pasta or […]

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Zucchini and Caramelized Onion Pissaladière-#TwelveLoaves

September 3, 2013
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Summer seems to be going by in a flash. There is no doubt that we will still feel these hot days of temperatures of almost 100 degrees for probably a couple more months. Such is summer in Florida. Could I blame the temperature on some technical difficulties I had with this zucchini and caramelized onion […]

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Strawberry Monkey Bread-#TwelveLoaves April

April 1, 2013

You may think making monkey bread from scratch is something difficult and I am here to tell you…it’s not! Really…I promise. Pinky promise. If you can find the time to make your own dough, you will be thrilled with the results. You know when you make something and you see the photo a few weeks […]

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Estonian Kringle-Cinnamon Sugar Twisted Bread

March 11, 2013

I know I mentioned in my hot cross buns post that there were so many Easter breads I wanted to try. I don’t think I’ll actually accomplish making a bread from every country. I will just start with a couple. First off will be Estonia and their  kringle. I found in a recent Donna Hay […]

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Hot Cross Buns-#TwelveLoaves March

March 1, 2013

Creating a bread baking group has some major benefits. One benefit is talking about bread with other bread baking fans. A significant benefit is knowing that once a month you are guaranteed to have fresh bread baking in your kitchen.Where did February go? I swear I blinked it was gone! So here we are at […]

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