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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Quick Bread Round-Up

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...The gifts I've made for our neighbors this Christmas are simple baskets that include a small bread board, a jar of cranberry conserves and two loaves of quick bread, one sweet, the other savory. I've made a lot of bread this year and I had to puzzle what my choices for gifting would be. I could have used any of the recipes that appear in today's round-up, but I finally decided to make a seasonally colorful French olive bread and streusel topped pumpkin and pecan bread that I particularly enjoy. I've found that quick breads make wonderful token gifts for the holidays. They are easy to put together and they are always appreciated. There is a good deal of truth in that old saw, "Nothing says lovin' like something from the oven." So, if you still have gifts outstanding, may I suggest that you fire up the oven and have a go at one of the recipes that appear below.




Olive Bread















Hawaiian Banana Bread










Lemon Poppyseed Bread













Date and Hazelnut Bread












Coconut Bubble Bread











Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread










Pumpkin Apple Bread












Strawberry Tea Bread











Pumpkin Pecan Bread with Streusel Topping











Toasted Coconut Bread

42 comments:

Monet said...

Of course these all look lovely...but I was particulary drawn to the olive loaf. We don't see near enough savory quick breads. My husband ADORES olives, so I may be making that loaf for him. Thank you for sharing with me. I hope you have a relaxing Sunday.

Ginny said...

Anyone would be so happy to get any of these! The coconut bubble bread looks the best to me!

Alessandra said...

Great! Nice to have some quick bread recipe this time of the year!

Monet, I am also drawn by the olive bread!

ciao and have a lovely Sunday :-)

Alessandra

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I'll take one of each please!1

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Quick breads are indeed a wonderful gift to give! I'd be a happy recipient of any one of these. Hope you have a wonderful holiday Mary!!

Cooking Gallery said...

Look at all those beauties you have made...! My favourite has to be the olive one, so colourful and looks very tasty too!

Red Nomad OZ said...

What a shame I'm not on your Xmas gift list! They all look WONDERFUL!!

Happy travels!!

The Words Crafter said...

One year for Christmas, I made mini loaves of banana nut bread....

I may have to try the pumpkin apple...

They all look delicious and any one receiving them will be lucky!!!

Rita said...

How I would love to be your neighbour. Every loaf is fantastic. really intrigued with the olive bread.Hope you have a happy Sunday Mary.
Rita

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I like the sound of the pumpkin,apple bread. All my friends this year are being bombarded by jars of jams and pickles that I made in summer while in Frsnce. Diane

bellini valli said...

I would be so happy to have been gifted any one of these breads Mary. Have a wonderful Christmas!!!!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I'll take a basket of everything! There's nothing like bread - it's a truly thoughtful gift. I hope you enjoy the holiday preparations this week!

Julie said...

Hi, Mary! These all look delicious. Homemade gifts are the best!! I hope you are enjoying the holiday season! Blessings to you and your family!!!

kitchen flavours said...

Your breads look so wonderful! I don't mind receiving them myself too! Have a lovely day!

Y. Ikeda said...

They all look so yummy. Whenever I visit your blog, I feel starved! Banana bread is one of my favorite.
Have a wonderful day.

Mo 'Betta said...

I bet all of these are delicious! The Olive Bread looks so festive with the flecks of red and green!

lena said...

mary, all these loaves look fabulous especially the olive bread and i like the herb bread too from your past posts. Mary, just a dumb question from me, just wondering do all of these textures resemble cakes? i understand that sometimes you all call that 'bread' too.

PeggyR said...

They all sound delicious!

Pacheco Patty said...

How fun to see all the quick breads lined up, almost like a trip to the homemade quick bread store, too bad I can't click on one to order! They look so good and remind me of Christmas morning where cranberry nut and apricot quick breads were our beloved early breakfast choices. Thanks for sharing Mary:)

Peggy said...

These loaves all look so delicious and lovely! I'd definitely love to make that lemon poppyseed bread!

From the Kitchen said...

A basket of any two of these breads would be most welcome! Have a wonderful and blessed holiday. I look forward to being with you in the kitchen in 2011.

Best,
Bonnie

Joanne said...

Mmm there truly is nothing like waking up to a good quickbread for breakfast! These all look delicious!

honeybeecooksjackfruit said...

Mary all your breads look delicious. Your friends are VERY lucky! Happy Holidays :)

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

They all look so delicious! Lucky neighbors!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

How fun it would be to be your neighbor, Mary!

Fondly,
Glenda

teresa said...

those are so FABULOUS breads, i want to try them all!

Jennifer said...

Oh nooo! I want all of these! and I cannot bake to save my life... maybe I can con my husband making me these breads -- they look amazing!

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

nanny said...

I don't know if I will get to make any of these this week....but that olive bread will be in my oven very soon!!!

Bridgett said...

That olive bread looks divine!

Helene said...

Your neighbors are lucky to have you. You are so nice with them.

Design Wine and Dine said...

YES PLEASE! To all of them!!!

Ann said...

Mary, these look amazing. As usual I'm so impressed!

Marguerite said...

These ALL look so scrumptious and could easily form a cookbook, of their own! Thanks so much for posting them in one place. Bookmarking, now! Happy Holidays!

Krincess Carl said...

I'm gonna try toasted coconut bread at home. My husband loves coconut bread. I'll blog about it then after baking via Cuisine Delight.

lena said...

hi mary, thanks for your reply and clarifying that..i got a much understanding now. good day to you!

Country Dreaming said...

Those look delish!
Yum! Yum!

Melinda

tasteofbeirut said...

I am interested in the olive bread as I have quite a few olives that are languishing in the fridge. Thanks!

Tracy said...

What a nice neighbor you are! I'm very curious about the olive loaf.

FOODalogue said...

I just declared I was going to tackle baking in 2011, but I didn't think I'd be doing bread (scary). However, I have just bookmarked this olive bread because it is making me drool.

Foodessa said...

Mary...that lovin' of yours spans across that roundup in the most endearing Foodie way. Nice to have your list all in one place ;o)
I'll need to come back and dig some more over the winter months.

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Claudia said...

I have been looking at olive loafs lately. Yours does look grand. I often give quick breads as gifts for the holidays. Nice to see such a scrumptious selection.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

You have such a great assortment of quick breads! I prefer making them over yeast breads any day. I have a handful of these bookmarked and can't wait to try them in the coming year!

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