After tasting an unforgettably delicious bread in a Portland deli, I set out to duplicate the recipe so I could make it at home. I came up with this tender braid that my wife and I often make for church potlucks and to give as a gift. —Ken Lang, Dayville, Oregon
Years ago, I received a bread machine for Christmas- along with a collection of recipes. These treats that have a peanut butter filling and icing soon became a favorite. People always ask for the recipe.
“I often make homemade French bread to serve with soup for my family,” says Ruth Fueller of Barmstedt, Germany. “Since I love variety in my cooking, I tried adding dried minced onion to my usual recipe in attempts to copy a bread I had tasted, creating these two tasty loaves. Using the bread machine on the dough setting is a great timesaver.”
This large hearty loaf is a perfect way to round out fall meals. Canned pumpkin, a little brown sugar and ground walnuts give the bread its seasonal flavor and appearance without a lot of fuss on my part.
I like the texture and nutrition of potato rolls and the taste of orange-cranberry bread, so I combined them in these yummy breakfast biscuits. Dotted with dried cranberries and drizzled with a sweet glaze, these tender treats are a family favorite.
-Debra Fulenwider, Colfax, California