WHEN this old-fashioned bread is baking, it reminds me of childhood and the warm, inviting aromas that greeted me when I got home from school.
The light sweet flavor, crispy crust and hearty texture of this bread made for a special treat when Mom baked it for us. I hope I am leaving the same delicious memory for my family.
-Gloria Murtha, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
When you don't have the time to make a yeast dough from scratch, these "quickie sticky buns" are great. Using handy refrigerated crescent rolls, you're off to a speedy start in assembling these ever-popular treats.
These impressive loaves take a little time to prepare, but they're well worth the effort. I've used the recipe for several years. I love making bread - there's no better way to work out life's little frustrations and with such yummy results!
-Michelle Beran, Caflin, Kansas
My sister and I were in 4-H, and Mom was our breads project leader for years. Because of that early training, fresh homemade bread like this is a staple in my own kitchen.
-Karen Wingate, Coldwater, Kansas
Usually, I don't get much of an immediate response from people when I serve this. They're too busy eating it! Poppy Seed Roll really brings the light to my husband's eyes. He prefers it over any birthday cake I could bake.
I like to serve this bread as a just-right, not-too-sweet dessert. And i always offer a glass of cold milk, too—my husband's part of a family dairy!
THIS easy-to-make bread goes well with a salad luncheon or a casserole dinner. But I especially like to serve it with spaghetti and pasta dishes. The cheese topping is its crowning glory!
-Elaine Mundt, Detroit, Michigan
THIS RECIPE came all the way from Tipperary, Ireland, where my great-grandmother lived.
I have eaten Irish Soda Bread in New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles, but none compare with what my grandmother made for St. Patrick's Day.
-Anne Flanagan, Laguna Hills, California
Refrigerated crescent rolls and caramel ice cream topping make these yummy, gooey treats a snap to assemble. I used to whip up a huge panful for our kids when they were growing up...now our grandchildren love them, too. They are easy to reheat in the microwave for a speedy snack. —Jeannette Westphal
Gettysburg, South Dakota