In charge of Christmas Eve dinner this year? Find a wide assortment of holiday-inspired dishes, from succulent ham recipes to indulgent dessert ideas and more, with the following hand-picked collections. Followed are 6 Bread Recipes for Christmas and the Holiday Season
Chai-Spiced Tea Loaves
Chai spice tastes great in your tea mug and even better in these moist and tender loaf cakes. Bake these do-ahead gifts up to three months ahead — just cool them, wrap tightly in foil, and freeze. When ready to share, thaw at room temperature, unwrapped (to prevent condensation from building up inside the foil), and gift wrap as desired. If you don’t have mini loaf pans, you can find the disposable aluminum ones in your supermarket.
Jessamyn’s Sephardic Challah
Jessamyn Waldman, founder of Hot Bread Kitchen, grew up in Canada eating challah, the Jewish Sabbath bread. Unlike the eggy challahs of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe, this version comes from the Sephardic Jews of the Mediterranean, who flavored their challahs with caraway and anise. Many challahs are braided, but this one is twisted into a round, turban-shaped loaf.
Quick Nut Bread
This is called a quick bread because it is made without yeast. You can easily alter this recipe by including a teaspoon of orange or lemon zest or your favorite extract. This bread may be baked in virtually anything that you can put into your oven; just remember to fill the container only three-quarters full. If you don’t, the batter will overflow when it expands, and you will have a big mess to clean up.
Christmas mornings are busy. Prepare breakfast the day before by baking this simple stollen, a quick version of the traditional sweet bread. Set it out for everyone to enjoy with their choice of tea or coffee. It also makes a great gift. Prepare some ahead to freeze. Wrap in foil and seal in freezer-weight plastic bags — they’ll stay good up to a month.
Orange-Spiced Fruit Bread
Orange zest, aniseed, and allspice, along with honey, lend this full-bodied fruit bread an intriguing flavor. The medley of three dried fruits gives it a chewy texture, eye-catching color, and healthful fiber. For a festive look, the bread is baked in a tube pan: A 10-cup Bundt, Kugelhopf, or other pan with a center tube and decorative shape is ideal.
Healthy Makeover Pumpkin Bread
If you have a few health-conscious guests at your holiday brunch or dinner, treat them to our slimmed-down quick bread. Gone are the traditional version’s 3 grams of saturated fat and all the cholesterol (thanks to egg whites and a blend of low-fat yogurt and canola oil). No one will suspect you’ve tinkered — a slice is that good!
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