Buttery Garlic Knots

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garlic knots

Butter…garlic…salt…bread.

If I was on a deserted island and had to eat one meal repeatedly it would be this: good bread and good butter.

How could I EVER get tired of good bread and good butter? It’s heaven to my simple palate.

So anyway, this recipe is one way to jazz up “ye olde” bread and butter. Drown these luscious garlic knots in butter and sprinkle with parmesan cheese for the ultimate “deserted island” meal.

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Easy Baguettes

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Baguette

Fresh, homemade bread. There’s nothing like it. As one local plumber put it, “It’s a heckuva lot better than that ‘boughten’ bread.”

I giggle when I think of “boughten” bread. And I agree!

Now don’t think I’m crazy. Of course I still buy bread at the grocery store. I haven’t figured out a good sandwich bread yet, and I don’t have the patience for sourdough.

But when I have time and am in need of a little bread therapy, I grab my copy of “Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. and Zoe Francois and crank out some Easy Baguettes.

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Bread

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I’m about to say something wild. And crazy. Hold on tight, here.

Pumpkin is not just for quick bread.

That’s right. You can make a yeast bread with pumpkin, too! I’m sure you’re all gripping the edges of your seats right now.

Okay, so this may not be a huge revolution to anyone. But when I found this recipe for Pumpkin Oatmeal Bread in the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day book, I was pretty excited. I’ve never made (or heard of) a yeast bread that used pumpkin. So I definitely needed to give it a whirl.

Let’s get started!

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