By: Kristin Braswell
Is it just me, or are some of the greatest food memories associated with warm bread? My love affair with bread spans all the way back to childhood. The sweet smell of monkey bread my grandmother pulled out the oven to meet my eager fingers and be pulled apart; sneaking a slice of butter between a biscuit; that final chewy piece of crust of a pizza slice you refused to let go; rosemary and olive oil drizzled on top of focaccia bread; I can’t get enough of it! This proves to me that man, can in fact live on bread alone (or at least I can).
In the wintertime, there’s something about a hearty muffin that evokes warmth and a supreme sense of comfort. Adding fresh vegetables to the bread deepens the intensity of flavor and gives it a texture that works so well, especially when it’s moist. My secret ingredient for moist muffins is fresh applesauce, and with this recipe, it works perfectly. Read More