Lemon Dill Quick Bread

 

Looking for something new for your brunch repertoire?  With Mother’s Day right around the corner, now is the time to start planning.  Instead of muffins or sweets, try out a savory baked good.  Easier than yeast breads, a savory quick bread still allows for toppings like poached eggs, salmon, cream cheese, etc.  And that makes for a delicious brunch!  Since springtime is fully here, I went with fresh, bright flavors.  Lemon and dill go together quite nicely, especially when paired with the tanginess of yogurt and buttermilk.

Topped with cream cheese, capers, lemon zest and fresh dill.

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Vanilla Cake Roll from Manuela Kjeilen

 

If you had a chance to check out our post a few weeks ago, S’mores Chocolate Cookies, then you know that we are pairing up with the lovely Manuela Kjeilen from Norway this month; and featuring recipes out of her first English cookbook: Love, Manuela.  Equal parts gorgeous and mouthwatering, this huge baking book may give you the urge to don a string of pearls while whipping up something delicious in the kitchen.  Manuela’s personality shines through with little antidotes sprinkled throughout and instructions that bring on a smile (rub sugar into the towel with your beautiful hands).

I decided to feature her Vanilla Cake Roll since people often view a cake roll as a daunting culinary feat.  Cake rolls are actually quite easy to bake and always make an impressive presentation.  This one is filled with fresh raspberries as well as a raspberry mascarpone frosting.  Perfect for the warm weather berry season right now!

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S’mores Chocolate Cookies from Manuela Kjeilen

 

*This recipe can be found in the cookbook, “Love, Manuela” by Manuela Kjeilen

This month I am so excited to introduce you to my sweet friend Manuela Kjeilen from Norway.  In 2010, she started her blog Passion For Baking and within a year she was known as Norway’s “Most Beloved Blogger”.

I was first introduced to Manuela almost two years ago when she was visiting the US, shooting images for her first baking magazine.  She had previously featured the Ankarsrum Assistant on her blog in Norway and while here, requested to use the mixer in preparing all of her delicious foods for her photo shoot.  As it turned out, her photo shoot was only about 15 minutes from my home.  My children got to meet her and instantly fell in love with her!  She ended up using my middle son JJ in her magazine and cookbook.

This month we are excited to partner with Manuela by featuring recipes from her cookbook.  Our May promotion includes a FREE copy of her cookbook with the purchase of the Pearl Pink Ankarsrum Assistant Mixer.  You are also able to purchase your own copy of her cookbook from her beautiful website: www.passionforbaking.com

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