Relish Recipes — Bread

Halloween Charcuterie Board with Creepy Cracker Straws

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Halloween Charcuterie Board with Creepy Cracker Straws
Who says Halloween has to be just for kids? This charcuterie and cheese board has a variety of seasonal cheeses and with these fun homemade crackers to serve alongside. Choose a blue-veined cheese and a charcoal coated one. There is even a black gouda cheese if you can find it at your local cheese shop.

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Grilled Summer Vegetable Panzanella

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Grilled Summer Vegetable Panzanella
This grilled vegetable salad is filled with summer zucchini and eggplant that are marinated in an herby dressing. Crusty croutons help soak up the flavours. The optional feta cheese adds a briny finish but if you prefer a dairy-free option, top the salad off with some crunchy Maldon salt flakes - regular or smoked.

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Croque Madame

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Croque Madame
In honour of mom's everywhere, we are sharing a recipe for one of our favourite sandwiches - the Croque Madame. If you've never had a croque madame before, you are in for a treat. This sandwich originates in the bars and cafes of France and begins as a "Croque Monsieur", but when you pop a fried egg on top you transform into a Croque Madame. It requires a knife and fork to eat this outrageously cheesy sandwich and is perfect as a lunch or light dinner. Serve it with spring greens tossed with a light vinaigrette (and perhaps a glass of rosé). Happy Mother's Day everyone.

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Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce

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Panettone Bread Pudding with Amaretto Sauce
This is a perfect way to use up the panettone for a delicious holiday dessert. Feel free to add some chocolate chips for a bit of decadence.

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Summer Pudding Jam

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Summer Pudding Jam

 From Jam Bake by Camilla Wynne, Penguin Random House, 2021

This jam is a great solution for those times when you come home from the farmers' market with a half pint of every berry you couldn't resist buying but aren't sure what to do with them. I came up with this recipe when I moved to a house to a house with my first real honest-to-god garden in the ground and started planting the berries I'd always of growing; black and golden raspberries, black currants and jostaberries. The trouble is, most berries take a few years to get established, so I only had a handful of each the first few years. On their own, each bush's harvest was just a snack, but together they made a jam. This recipe also works well with frozen fruit. If you buy an extra half pint of berries every time you go to the maket, throw them into the freezer and come November, when you're facing the true onset of winter, you can make what tastes like British summer pudding - a mixture of juicy sweetened berries encased in soft white bread. - Camilla Wynne

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