Prepare these homemade comfort food bread recipes for your family, including pizza dough, garlic bread, cinnamon rolls, coffee cake, rolls, Irish soda bread, loaves, corn muffins, crescent rolls, soft pretzels and more.
“This recipe won several blue ribbons at our county and Nebraska State Fairs,” writes Anna Marie Moore from Aurora, Nebraska. “It’s especially wonderful with black walnuts.” TIP: Since this bread freezes so well, why not double the recipe and keep a loaf on hand for guests or a quick gift?
Bursting with poppy seeds, these luscious muffins from Donna Gonda of North Canton, Ohio are filled and drizzled with lots of lemony flavor. They’re great with coffee or tea and couldn’t be much easier to whip up. TIP: For a special after-school treat, Donna bakes them in mini muffin pans and serves with hot chocolate.
Rhonda Urich was thrilled when we lightened up her Morning Glory Muffins. “In fact, I made a double batch because they freeze so well,” she writes from Loveland, Colorado. “My family can’t wait to have them again, and I’m adding this makeover recipe to my list of favorites.”
Not only did Rhonda Urich want "Light & Tasty" to cut the fat from her Morning Glory Muffins, but she hoped the staff could make them more nutritious. “I’d like to see flaxseed or whole wheat flour added, making them a healthy snack,” explains the Loveland, Colorado reader. We did just that. See how in the pages of the Dec/Jan 2006 issue of "Light & Tasty."
These rolls are perfect to make when you’re having company for dinner or serving a holiday meal. The day before, mix and knead the dough, then refrigerate it. The next day, shape the rolls and let them rise, then bake just before dinner. If you have any left over, I’ve found the baked rolls also freeze well.
These golden brown biscuits makes a convenient meal accompaniment since they bake at the same temperature and for about as long as the chicken. They're fluffy and tender on the inside with just a hint of sweetness.—Jennifer Hoeft, Thorndale, Texas
These golden brown rolls are light and tender…and easy to make. To cut out the biscuits, we use the top of a drinking glass, and they turn out just fine. I like them warm with lots of butter.—Emma Rea, Columbia, South Carolina
Sweet success is sure to be had when you prepare Valma Devall’s mouthwatering coffee cake. “The recipe is delightful,” writes the Kennewick, Washington reader, “but I’d like to see it made over.” Our Test Kitchen cut 60% of the saturated fat and 113 calories from each serving for this lightened-up treat that's sure to wow friends and family.—Valma Devall, Kennewick, Washington