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Sweet Winter Breads for Gifting & Keeping

Is there anything better than receiving a loaf of sweet kindness directly from the loving hands that baked it? If there is, I can’t think of what. 

The solstice and other winter holidays offer so many moments to celebrate the season with the special warmth that only home-baked goodness provides. Whether you’re baking a gift to bring comfort to family and friends, or for your own simple pleasure – something we all desire and deserve – these taste like home and like love. 

A loaf of jam filled babka with the end sliced off exposing the inside. Text overlay reads: Sweet Winter Breads - Perfect for Keeping or Gift Giving.

Highlighting seasonal flavors, these loaves, rolls, and muffins brighten any cold, dark winter day and even give you a delightful reason to use the preserved fruits of summer so you can add your own unique twist. They’re easy enough for beginners and a pleasure for experienced bakers. 

Get yours for $7.50!

Yeasted Bread 

A true labor of love, yeasted bread requires more planning to account for kneading, resting, and rising time. 

  • Potica
  • Cranberry Sweet Rolls
  • Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
  • Swedish Tea Ring
  • Jam Filled Babka
A frosted cranberry sweet roll sits on a small plate. A cake pan with more rolls sits in the background with a small bowl of fresh cranberries next to it.

Quick Bread & Muffins

Whip these up on the fly and you’ll have a delicious treat to enjoy or to give in about an hour.

  • Jam Quick Bread
  • Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins
  • Meyer Lemon Muffins
  • Pumpkin Whole Wheat Bread
  • Carrot Raisin Muffins

Enjoy them for breakfast or brunch, afternoon tea, and even dessert. They’ll be a favorite at holiday parties and make wonderful gifts for neighbors and colleagues, given alone or tucked into a basket or gift bag with tea or coffee, a mug, and a book or notecards. 

Slices of whole wheat pumpkin bread on a white plate. In the background a pumpkin and remaining loaf sit on a folded napkin.

Use the recipes with an e-reader on your tablet or smartphone right on the kitchen counter or print it out to add to your recipe binder. I hope these bread recipes will become your family favorites, just like they are mine.