Spelt Bread and Spelling Bees

Swedish Appetizer SPELT BREAD INGREDIENTS 2¼ teaspoons (1 package) yeast 1½ cups lukewarm water 1 tablespoon butter (2 more tablespoons later) 2 tablespoons honey ½ tablespoon salt 4 cups spelt flour 1 tablespoon butter (1 […]

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Banana Strawberry Nut Bread and the Great Wall of China

American Breakfast PAUL’S BANANA STRAWBERRY NUT BREAD INGREDIENTS 3 bananas (overripe ones are better) 5 ripe strawberries ½ cup pecans ½ cup butter (softened or melted) ½ cup raisins 2 eggs ½ cup sugar 2¾ […]

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Saffransbröd and When Sweden Rocked the Surfing World

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Swedish Dessert SAFFRANSBRÖD INGREDIENTS 2¼ teaspoons yeast ⅓ cup warm water 1 cup milk ½ cup butter ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar (½ cup more later) ½ teaspoon (1 gram) saffron threads ⅓ cup […]

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Welsh Rarebit and the Mongol Horde

British Entree WELSH RAREBIT INGREDIENTS 6 slices bread 1 tomato 3 tablespoons butter 2½ cups shredded Caerphilly or cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons flour ½ teaspoon mustard ¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon Worcestershire […]

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Portuguese Easter Bread and Epic Poetry

Portuguese Entree EASTER BREAD INGREDIENTS 3 eggs (11 more eggs later!) 1 1/4 cups milk ½ cup butter (1 teaspoon more later) 1 1/4 cups sugar 1 ½ tablespoons yeast ½ teaspoon aniseed 1/4 teaspoon […]

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