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Flavor of the Month: Bread Winner

Little compares to a slice of bread fresh from the oven. To do the treat justice, top it with dense European-style butter and something sweet and sticky.

Home cooks can bake loaves of bread with ease using the Average Joe Artisan Bread Kit (, a product of Roanoke, Indiana. Created for the novice, this no-knead, one-rise bread-making setup comes handily packaged with all of the necessary kitchenware and ingredients, as well as recipes and tips.

F.R.O.G. Preserves

This sweet spread from Bloomington’s Dillman Farm ( combines orange marmalade with fig, red raspberry, and ginger preserves.


From Brendle Honey Farm (9801 Fall Creek Rd., 517-0484).


Smooth and rich, this vibrantly yellow butter from Normandy packs hints of hazelnut. Available at Goose the Market (2503 N. Delaware St., 924-4944;

Photo by Tony Valainis.

This article originally appeared in the April 2012 issue.

See Trisha Lindsley's blog post at The Dish about her own bread-making experience.