RISE & SHINE
Bread machine bread
1. ENGLISH MUFFIN BREAD FOR THE BREAD MACHINE
For those of you who don't feel like doing a lot of rolling and cutting, here's an English muffin bread developed for the bread machine. It makes a mild-flavored, light-textured 1 1/2-pound loaf, perfect for toast.
2. PANE BIANCO
This recipe makes a tasty loaf filled with fresh basil, tomatoes, garlic, and shredded cheese; the bread has wonderful soft texture, and is packed with flavor. The unique shape is simple to achieve, and makes an impressive presentation.
3. BRAIDED LEMON BREAD
There's just something about lemon that brings a smile and cheerful laugh in the middle of even the dullest of days. The bright yellow color and zippy taste can't be beat. This bread combines a soft and tender sweet dough with the tangy flavor of lemon, and wraps it all up in a beautiful yet easy-to-shape mock braid.
4. PANETTONE BREAD PUDDING WITH LEMON FILLING
Wondering what to do with the leftover Christmas panettone (or for that matter, the Easter dove bread, or any other sweet/holiday bread you're trying to finish up)? This simple bread pudding, made in a loaf pan and served in slices, is an engaging combination of sweet/tart flavors, and smooth interior with a crunchy sugar topping. Baked-in lemon curd filling takes it over the top. By the way, you don't HAVE to use a holiday sweet bread in this pudding. Though often those breads offer the bonus of bits of dried fruit and citrus-vanilla flavor, any slightly stale bread is fine.
5. CRANBERRY-VANILLA CINNAMON SWIRL BREAD
A not-too-sweet alternative to coffee cake, this bread is a decorative and tender addition to the holiday breakfast table, an elegant hostess gift, or a delectable coffee-break snack.