To work dough by using a pressing and folding action to make it smooth and elastic.
To celebrate our Norwegian heritage, my family's Christmas feast includes many Scandinavian dishes. These crispy little rounds made with rye flour are one of the "can't miss" specialties on our holiday menu.
I modified a recipe I found in a cookbook to create this yeast bread chock-full of raisins and candied fruit. The cardamom gives it marvelous aroma and a delectable flavor. I give loaves of this bread out as gifts during the holidays, and the recipients are always pleased to receive it.—Loraine Meyer, Bend, Oregon
A holiday tradition for my family is Christmas Eve tea. I devised a recipe featuring my son's favorite flavors of chocolate and orange to create a scone perfect for dipping. He loves them!—Joyce Manier, Beech Grove, Indiana