Browsing Category Yeast Breads

Chef John’s Pita Bread

No pita bread in the house?  Make some; they are so much better than any you can buy!  So easy to make, too!  The only change I made to the acclaimed Chef John’s recipe from Allrecipes, is I added a teaspoon of sugar to the dough, just because I am used to doing that.  They are a lot of fun to make, and delicious to…

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Cinnamon Raisin Buns~Extra Soft

This is my favorite cinnamon bun recipe that I tweaked over the years until I was happy with it.   Sweet and soft, filled with extra raisins, they are irresistible! Yes, these take some time to make, but you do it in steps that are easy to follow. It is worth the effort! My recipe makes 9 large buns, or 12 medium buns, or 18 mini…

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Italian Spinach Pie

This is my version of my mom’s spinach pies. I added sugar and eliminated oil. Sometimes my mom would add sliced black olives. That is good too!   I like Italian Spinach Pie this way because of the touch of sweetness from the little bit of sugar in the filling and the raisins. She put a little oil in the filling, but I eliminate it…

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Rhode Island Doughboys

You must be a Rhode Islander, have lived in Rhode Island, or visited Rhode Island if you know what a DOUGHBOY is! The dough is shaped into rounds and fried in oil. My Mom made these very often!   Doughboys are found all over the state in restaurants, pizza parlors, and fairs.   My version has added sugar to the dough for sweetness to the…

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Italian Easter Egg Bread

An Italian Easter tradition is this very festive and impressive Easter Bread with colored eggs on top! It is definitely worth the effort and comes out perfectly every time. I don’t color the entire hard-boiled eggs on top of the bread because I don’t like the coloring to get onto the bread.  Just rubbing the egg with food coloring after the bread has cooled works…

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