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Angel Biscuits

Biscuits with yeast? You know I had to try these! The short blurb about these biscuits in Southern Biscuits says that they're also called Bride's Biscuits because they're foolproof. With both yeast and chemical leavening, it's hard to imagine what you could do to these biscuits to cause them not to rise. More

Gullah Biscuits

[Photograph: Donna Currie] As always with our Knead the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of Southern Biscuits to give away this week. Enter the contest here. When I saw gullah biscuits in Southern Biscuits, they intrigued me. Not... More

Busty Yogurt Biscuits

[Photograph: Donna Currie] The first recipe I tried from Southern Biscuits by Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart was the Busty Yogurt Biscuits. They are similar to cream biscuits in that they don't use butter but are still flakey, rise high,... More

The Bread Bible's Sesame White Bread

I love an unassuming white bread. It's great for sandwiches, for toast, for croutons, and a well-done loaf of white has plenty of flavor. When I saw this recipe for a sesame-covered white bread where the dough was kneaded in the food processor, I had to give it a try. More

Sauerkraut Rye

[Photograph: Donna Currie] What Worked: An incredibly tasty bread. What Didn't: A long list of ingredients might make some people think twice about making this. Pumpernickel flour might not be available at the grocery store. Suggested Tweaks: I love caraway,... More

Granola Bread

[Photograph: Donna Currie] What Worked: Simple recipe where everything is combined at once. Great use of some leftover granola that needed a home. Perfect recipe for improvising by adding nuts, seeds, dried fruit, to suit your taste. What Didn't: Hydration... More

The Italian Baker's Pane di Como

This bread from The Italian Baker uses what it calls a "starter" but it's not a sourdough starter. It's a pre-ferment using commercial yeast. The long pre-ferment adds a lot of flavor and the method of rising in a basket adds texture to the surface of the bread. More

The Italian Baker's Semelle Rolls

Semelle are little rolls from Florence where the dough is used to make several different buns including some that require special cutters. This recipe from The Italian Baker is astonishingly easy (you don't need the special cutters) and the results are pretty darned good. More

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