Breads & Rolls

Bread Machine Crusts

The crispness of bread machine crusts varies depending on the manufacturer. You may want to try a lighter crust setting if your machine has that option. It’s also helpful to remove the loaf from…

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Choosing a Nut

Most coffee cake recipes that use nuts will list a specific kind of nut. If you don't have that type in your pantry, feel free to substitute one that you have on hand.

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Cracked Quick Bread

A crack in the top of any quick bread loaf is common. It’s caused most often by the steam created as the bread bakes. Just ignore it and enjoy the bread!

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Dough Stays Put

When I roll out dough, I first spray the counter with nonstick cooking spray, then put a piece of waxed paper on top and smooth it down. I sprinkle flour over the waxed paper and roll to my…

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Easy Way to Slice Cinnamon Rolls

IF YOU find it difficult to slice cinnamon roll dough with a knife, try this trick. Place a piece of dental floss under the rolled dough, 1 inch from the end. Bring the floss up around the dough…

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Easy-Split Biscuits

For crisp, flaky biscuits that split open easily for buttering, roll biscuit dough thin, then fold it in half before cutting. —Joyce C., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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Evenly Slicing Quick Breads

When making banana bread or other quick breads, I use this handy trick to help me cut even slices. When I transfer the warm loaf from the pan onto a wire rack to cool, I press down slightly on the…

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Facts About Freezing Breads

It's easy to surprise your family with home-baked goodies at a moment's notice! Just bake some bread, rolls or muffins when you have time, then freeze them for the future. After the baked goods…

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Flour Amounts for Bread

Most bread recipes call for varying amounts of flour because it depends on the humidity when the bread is made. The range is usually 1/2 cup. Start with the least amount and add only enough extra…

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History of Hot Cross Buns

If you pass a pan of hot cross buns around your dinner table this Easter, enlighten guests with this bit of history. English immigrants brought to America the recipe for these traditional Easter…

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