Time to make the Easter Bread! This is a very exciting year for me because it’s the first time I will be making Easter Bread on my own. In my family each woman of the house would set aside a day to make their own version of this delicious Easter treat. Then on Easter Sunday the bread would be served and also packaged and gifted. Every family has their own way of making Easter Bread. Some recipes are more of a bread type while others come out more like a cookie. The recipe I made this year came out like a soft sweet bread. The combination of the coconut oil and lemon zest give this bread a deliciously aromatic sweetness that will fill the house will pure happiness.
Not much compares to the smell of homemade banana bread right out of the oven. The sweet smell fills the house and the hot oven warms everyone up on these cold winter days. As I was cleaning up from breakfast I noticed a few bananas that were beginning to get a little dark. Now most people would throw them out but I knew just what to do. They were perfect for making banana bread. I had this great recipe that I couldn’t wait to try.
I will openly admit that I am not a baker. I genuinely love to cook but baking is a whole other story. Most people will say, “But you know how to cook isn’t it the same?” Not at all. There is a science, a finesse if you will, when it comes to baking. My aunt on the other hand is a true blue Betty Crocker. She’s made everything from cookies, to pastries, to elaborate fondant cakes. It just comes naturally to her. Not only that but she’s a darn good cook as well. I’m actually going to post a few of her recipes on the blog soon.
Now back to the bagels. I’d been recipe browsing for a bit and came across a blog with an amazing bagel recipe. The pictures were beautiful and the author seemed to really know his stuff. The recipe was given a 5 star review so I figured I would give it a try. Wouldn’t it be great to have warm toasty bagels right out of the oven?! I was so excited.