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Breakfast tea bread

Produce Addict Feb 4, 2008 09:36 AM

It's my husband's birthday tomorrow and I was looking for an easy, yet festive, birthday breakfast. Planning on fancy breakfast sausages, some sort of fruit, and a tea bread. Prob looking for a recipe that I can make most of it tonight and bake either tonight or in the morning. Main thing is that is should be delicious!

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    Val RE: Produce Addict Feb 4, 2008 09:46 AM

    Do you think he would enjoy a lemon poppyseed bread? Here's one from Beth Hensperger that is really delicious:


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      Produce Addict RE: Val Feb 4, 2008 10:04 AM

      you know, i'm not such a fan myself. I could also go for other quickbread type things, like a muffin.

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        chowser RE: Produce Addict Feb 4, 2008 10:24 AM

        Not sure what you're looking for, more specifics might help since there are so many muffins/quick breads out there. My husband doesn't like sweets a lot but does like these donut muffins. It makes a lot but you can cut the recipe in half. I think the freshly ground nutmeg makes the muffin.


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          Produce Addict RE: chowser Feb 4, 2008 11:14 AM

          Sorry not trying to be difficult. More looking for your "go to" favorite recipe for breakfast treats that are easy to make--there is lots online but trying to seperate the wheat from the chaff.

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            geminigirl RE: chowser Feb 4, 2008 04:11 PM

            I have been wanting to try the donut muffin thing, I have a few recipies gathering dust...I'm wondering how they are the next day? so if I make them at night and bring them to work the next day or are they best eaten warm and freshly dipped...man just thinking of those made me hungry:)

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              chowser RE: geminigirl Feb 5, 2008 04:14 AM

              They're good the next day, though much better when warm out of the oven and dipped in butter. I prefer a hearty blueberry muffin (like Cooks Illustrated's) to them but my husband likes these, and kids devour them.

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        elc515 RE: Produce Addict Feb 4, 2008 04:11 PM

        My absolute favorite is Barefoot Contessa's lemon cake. The recipe makes 2 loaves and it freezes really well. It's perfect for breakfast, especially with some fresh fruit. This is my "go to" breakfast treat whenever I have houseguests and it is always a huge hit!

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          Produce Addict RE: elc515 Feb 4, 2008 07:10 PM

          That is exactly the time of thing I was looking for, too bad I saw it too late. Right now this pecan currant bread is in the oven--i'll let you know how it turns out.


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            Produce Addict RE: Produce Addict Feb 5, 2008 06:17 AM

            It was quite good. Next time I might add a little cinnamon and go with cranberry instead of currants--it wasn't fruity enough for me, but with jam it was perfect. Really nice texture. Not life changing just pretty easy and quite good especially if you are nut lover, it has tons of nuts!

            Maybe a citrus nut bread might be good---any suggestions in that category?

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