Norwegian Flat Bread

It’s not every church website that includes a bread recipe, but that was where my sister Patsy told me to look when I asked for the recipe for the Norwegian flat bread she shared with us one Sunday. I was intrigued. Almost every church I am familiar with has published a church cookbook at one…
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Rustic Oatmeal Bread

I first made this bread while we were on vacation. I don’t remember where we were vacationing, though I am sure that it was at a resort where the fishing was good. As I review my many failings as a husband and father, I especially regret not taking our family on more vacations far away…
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Challah, An Easter Tradition

The first time I made challah (pronounced “hal-lah,” with what sounds like panting as you start the word), I felt as if I had become a real baker. The braided loaves looked perfect to my novice eye. After baking nearly a hundred loaves of challah over the past forty-three years, however, I now recognize that…
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Like James Beard’s Pizza Caccia Nanza

This is another recipe with a “Very good!” note in Jerri’s handwriting, which explains why we have been making and eating Pizza Caccia Nanza for many years. Beard credits the recipe to Edward Giobbi’s book, Italian Family Cooking. It is a garlic bread that is not overpowered by the garlic or the rosemary, the two…
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Like Italian Feather Bread

We bought our copy of Beard on Bread over forty years ago and it still occupies a position of honor among our cookbooks. Beard’s recipe for “Italian Feather Bread” is one of our favorites. It is easy to make, attractive to serve and delicious to eat, especially within three or four hours after baking. The…
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