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Basic White Bread

This is my idea of a good, simple loaf of bread—firm, honest in flavor, tender to the bite yet with a slight chewiness in the crust, and ...

by James Beard


French-Style Bread

French bread, as we all know, has been praised and prized above all other breads in the world for its distinctive crumb, crisp crust, and...

by James Beard


Cheese Bread

This rather unusual bread is delicate and moist, with an intriguing cheese bouquet and flavor. It is ideal for sandwiches, it toasts extr...

by James Beard


Rye Bread

A pleasant rye bread of good texture and interesting flavor. It is rather difficult to make but worth the trouble. This recipe makes two ...

by James Beard


Mother’s Raisin Bread

This was a raisin bread that my mother made very often, modeled on one she had admired at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. During World...

by James Beard


Rich Sour-Cream Coffee Cake

This is another coffee bread, baked in a tube pan, one that I have enjoyed all my life. In fact, it is my favorite of all the sweet bread...

by James Beard


Monkey Bread

This is a sensationally good and oddly textured sweet bread or coffee cake. It has been known as monkey bread for as long as I can rememb...

by James Beard


Cinnamon Bread

Most cinnamon loaves are rolled with raisins and nuts, but this one has the delicate spice flavor kneaded into it. You may adjust the amo...

by James Beard



This traditional Jewish bread has lightness and a nice color. The loaves are formed with either three or six braids, glazed with egg, and...

by James Beard


My Favorite Bloody Mary

Shake vigorously and pour into a chilled glass. And now, the table is set, the bottles laid out, the glasses gleaming, the flowers in t...

by James Beard


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