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Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels

Adriana waxes poetic about these pretzels, and I can see why. "The pretzels themselves are near perfect. Fresh from the oven, their insides are soft and pillow-y, but once cooled, they develop that characteristic pretzel chew" that we all know and love.

Add a little spicy mustard, and you have a perfect fall snack...maybe something to munch on while you prepare Thanksgiving dinner?! 

Recipe and Sonnet: Soft Pretzels

Rich Coffeecake with Sweet Cheese Filling

Rich Coffeecake with Sweet Cheese Filling

Shanon warms up her weekend with this classic yeast-risen cake:

"I couldn't wait to post it. Especially on a Sunday morning. What a perfect day for a coffeecake... So, as I write this, I just want to let you know that I ate half of the coffeecake today. Half of it. It's that good……"

That's a pretty compelling testimonial!

Recipe: Rich Coffeecake with Sweet Cheese Filling

Braided Sweet Bread with Coffee Cream Filling

Braided Sweet Bread with Coffee Cream Filling

from CaffeIna

If you ever have a hard week, get in a fight or find you're simply in a bad mood, try baking this delicious sweet bread - it will cure anything!

Recipe: Braided sweet bread with coffee cream filling

Hot Buttered Pretzels

Hot Buttered Pretzels

I'm getting so hungry just looking at these fresh-out-of-the-oven, slathered-with-hot-melted-butter, soft baked pretzels. Shanon claims these are the ones - she's finally found her new go-to homemade pretzel recipe. It definitely looks like she's struck hot-buttered gold with these beauties!

Recipe: Hot Buttered Pretzels

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon Rolls

I'm like Dee: I associate cinnamon rolls with cool weather and changing seasons. I think it's because my dad makes homemade cinnamon rolls every New Years - it's kind of a tradition in our house, and those rolls usually only show up once a year.

Dee's rolls are "perfectly hypnotically swirled" with "brown sugar, brown butter and cinnamon." They look every bit as delicious and soft as she says they are. I can almost taste them! I think I may need my cinnamon roll fix sooner than usual...

Recipe: Cinnamon Rolls

Buttermilk Crescents

Buttermilk Crescents

Now that it's November, the countdown to American Thanksgiving is on, and these beautiful crescent rolls would be a welcome addition to any holiday menu. The flavor and consistency places these somewhere between a croissant and a buttermilk biscuit, and they're every bit as light and fluffy as you would expect.

Recipe: Buttermilk Crescents

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Whole Wheat Pita Bread

This homemade whole wheat pita bread was so easy to make and tasty, that Kelsey says she'll never go back to store-bought pita again. I can't blame her, they look amazing!

Recipe: Whole Wheat Pita Bread

Rye & Spelt Walnut Bread

Rye & Spelt Walnut Bread

What a pleasure it was to receive this delicious submission from the stylish German baking blog minimalista. I'm smitten with her toothsome healthy rustic rye and spelt bread:

"Oh, we Germans are so into all kinds of bread... We (I) love dark breads with rustic crust that taste strong and make you use your teeth... This particular one here is more the cheese and butter kind of bread. It contains two types of flour and olive oil and walnuts. A rustic type of bread, great with a cheese platter."

Recipe: Walnut Bread

Sourdough Brioches

Sourdough Brioches2

When I think about Italy, I think about the food - gelato, margherita pizza, olive oil and bread. Oh the bread. I must have gained 10 pounds in the three days I spent there; bread was a must at every meal.

So needless to say, I was excited when Tania's sourdough brioches popped up in my inbox. Because if anyone knows how to do brioche right, it's probably her. These would be perfect spread with jam at breakfast, and they can also be rolled out into croissants.

Recipe: Sourdough Brioches

Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots

These garlic knots are soft and light - perfect for its buttery garlic topping. They pair well with most anything, including your favorite fall soup, stew, chili or pasta!

Recipe: Garlic Knots