Last weekend’s baking

This last weekend I tried two new recipes: Crusty Bread and Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Glaze. Both recipes turned out great, but I think I’ll only be making the bread again in the future. Don’t get me wrong, the Pumpkin bread was good too, I’d just rather use my coveted canned pumpkin for other things, such as Pumpkin pancakes or pie.

The Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread recipe came from Eat Cake for Dinner. I’ve tried some of her recipes before and they always turn out great.

The recipe called for a glaze on it, but I was too lazy to make it. I still think it turned out great. Mr Siili liked the bread well enough, but he said he preferred the pancakes I made earlier. So, I think I’ll be making pancakes with the rest of the canned pumpkin.

The Crusty Bread recipe I saw on a friend’s FB wall from Pinterest, which came from a blog called Simply So Good. This bread was insanely easy to make and yielded quite yummy bread. Mr Siili didn’t believe it would turn out to be any good, but was very surprised with the results. I didn’t take any pictures this first time, but I should the next time I make it. The bread comes out of the oven just looking so beautiful!

I made the very basic recipe this first time around, using only plain flour. Next time I’m going to switch it up a bit and add some graham or other flour too. I want to make dried cranberry and orange flavored bread (as suggested on the blog), but Mr Siili is against it. I think I’ll make it at some point anyway, when I have somewhere to take the bread. He doesn’t have to eat it.

Let me know if you try either of these recipes and what you think of them.

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