What's better than waking up on a Saturday morning to the smell of blueberry muffins? How about the sweet yeasty scent of Giant Macadamia Nut Cinnamon Rolls or the rich tang of Lemon Yogurt Pancakes with Dried Fruit Compote? A basket of warm muffins or slices of quick bread are a wonderful way to start a weekend or to share a leisurely brunch with friends. Want to add a bit of breakfast fun to your weekdays, too? Try English Muffin Batter Bread or Milk and Honey Whole Wheat Bread for your toast. With Bread for Breakfast
, you have an entire book devoted to starting off your day right.
Just because you have to get to work or get the kids off to school is no reason to skimp on a tasty breakfast. You don't need to have cold cereal every morning. Try baking a loaf of Applesauce Bread (a yeast version, not the heavier quick bread) and then making French Toast with real maple syrup or Ginger Butter. For the kiddies, whip up Jam Toast using Buttermilk White Bread or Orange Bread: slather a slice with jam, top it with another slice, coat with cooking spray, grill until golden brown and crisp, and then slice into four strips. Author Beth Hensperger says her Every Morning Fruit Muffins are so easy that she can "chat casually while looking around the kitchen for whatever fresh fruit is on the counter" and have hot muffins on the table in less than an hour. For fancier or holiday meals, bake a Black, White, and Mocha Coffee Cake (dotted with semisweet chocolate chunks), a Rhubarb Coffee Cake with Strawberry Coulis, or a Walnut Babka.
Whatever your bread preference, with Bread for Breakfast you can bake a batch to satisfy the whole family. Most of these breads freeze well--but don't count on leftovers. --Dana Van Nest
From Publishers Weekly
Beth Hensperger's name is equivalent with quality, easy-to-make and ultimately satisfying bread. To add to her many existing books on this yummy subject including Bread Bible, which won the James Beard Award Hensperger offers Bread for Breakfast, a compilation of 50 recipes for those who love pancakes, muffins and scones in the morning. For everyday breakfast, probably the most rushed meal of the day, Hensperger recommends Jam Toasts and English Muffin Batter Bread, and for late, luxurious Sunday mornings, she tantalizes readers with sinful German Puff Pancakes with Apple Compote and Bourbon Pecan Butter. Also included in the delightful volume are recipes for crumb cakes, ethnic breads and donuts. Agent, Martha Casselman.
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