Holiday and Celebration Bread in Five Minutes a Day has become pretty much unavailable in stores and online, but I have a few copies–please contact through the comments field if you’re interested. Some links from the book tour for this book, in Chicago (on WGN), and in St. Louis (on KSDK-NBC, and on KTVI-Fox). The Minneapolis Star Tribune named the book one of the best baking books of the year.
There are breads from all over the world, for just about every occasion. From Tahini Swirled Challah, to Christmas breads from all over Europe (and beyond), pitas for Ramadan and other celebrations, even monkey bread for after school and of course, there are several sticky buns and cinnamon rolls.
It is our same easy, fast and convenient method, just sweeter and a bit of a party. Below are a few of the photos from the book.
Jelly Filled Doughnuts, which is just one in the chapter of many fried treats.
Crock-Pot Cinnamon Rolls, which are perfect for EVERY occasion, but especially Tuesdays!
Chocolate Coconut Swirl Bread, because we believe swirling flavor into one of our many doughs in the book can make your life a little nicer.
6-Strand Challah is so gorgeous, festive and way easier than it will appear to your guests.
There is a whole chapter on “Basic” breads, that can be baked as loaves for sandwiches or the basic doughs can be turned into super celebratory breads for any holiday. So many choices!
Sometimes a big cinnamon roll is what is called for, sometimes you want them to be mini, we have both and some in-between.
Kulich (cool-ich) is an Easter bread that is scented and colored with saffron threads and topped with a sweet layer of icing.
Speaking of cool, this bread reminds me of my favorite pair of corduroy pants I had in middle school. It’s a great way to use up the last bits and pieces of dough you have.
… even laminated dough (layers of butter and dough) dough to make croissants, Danish and even these flaky caramelized Kouign Amann.
There are also some whole wheat breads in the book, so if that is your preference you can bake almost anything in the book with whole grains. Including this perfectly shaped 100% whole wheat pullman loaf.
Giant Pretzels with mustard are a celebration and perfect for a post game snack.