10 Baking Projects for Mother's Day

Photo by: Sarah Shatz
Wake Up Cocoa Quick Bread
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Makes 1 loaf

2 cups flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
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Photo by: Sarah Shatz
Wake Up Cocoa Quick Bread
Save and print this recipe on Food52.

Makes 1 loaf

2 cups flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons good-quality, natural cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
1 egg
1 1/2 cup milk

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
2. Mix together flours, baking powder, salt, cocoa, and cinnamon.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the butter with the sugar and espresso powder. Add the egg, beating to distribute evenly, then pour in the milk. Using as few strokes as possible, stir in the dry ingredients. Transfer to the loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, until the top is dry and slightly cracked. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, remove to a rack, and cool further before slicing. less 
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Mon, May 6, 2013 3:16 PM EDT

There are few ways better to show your love for your mom -- or, if you're a mom, your love for your kids -- than by spending a day in the kitchen with family. Here are 10 of our favorite weekend baking projects -- projects to get your hands dirty, to laugh about, to steal bites from when nobody's looking. There's nothing like savoring a day's work together.

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