Category Archives: Bread

No Knead Sweet Bread

It’s the holidays. Everything needs a bit of added sweetness. This bread is hardly traditional to any particular ethnic root. A little bit babka; a little bit Portuguese sweet bread. It’s a No Knead version of a crusty loaf that … Continue reading

Posted in Bread, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Olive Bread

    I’ve been trying various additions to the basic recipe in Alexandra Stafford’s amazing cookbook, Bread Toast Crumbs. Adding a half cup of chopped kalamata olives produces a total winner. The original recipe for basic peasant bread is sized to … Continue reading

Advertisement

Posted in Bread, recipe | Leave a comment

Best Toast Ever!

  Recently, I posted an adapted version of Alexandra Stafford’s No-Knead Peasant Bread. I was introduced to the basic recipe as part of Food 52’s Genius recipe collection. My adaptation produces a single loaf of bread. Since my original post, I’ve purchased Alexandra Stafford’s cookbook, Bread … Continue reading

Posted in Bread, recipe | Leave a comment

Yes, You Can Make Bread!

    I’m going to a bridal shower tomorrow. Included with the invitation was a request for a recipe. I’ve decided to include this amazing, super easy, recipe for “bowl bread.” Even a total novice in the kitchen can produce … Continue reading

Posted in Bread, recipe | Leave a comment

Wheat Bread Two Ways

  Yesterday, when I blogged about baking bread, a friend asked for the recipe for my basic wheat bread. Since I make that bread on auto pilot and no longer look at a recipe, it sent me back through my … Continue reading

Posted in Bread, recipe | 4 Comments

Daily Bread

Bread is on the rise as I write this. Our standard wheat bread that I make at least once a week. The bread that is so routine that it requires no recipe. A process so common that it requires little … Continue reading

Posted in Bread, Poetry | Leave a comment

Confetti Bread (Spiralized!)

  This is basically a simple version of zucchini bread, with a bonus of summer squash and carrots. It’s made even easier by spiralizing the vegetables, instead of grating them, as part of the process. Just chop the spaghetti-like strands into short … Continue reading

Posted in Bread, recipe, Spiralized | Leave a comment

Kitchen Magic

  Handfuls of flour. Sprinkle of salt. Shower of yeast. Liquid to combine and bloom. Hands to prod and stretch. Flow of energy stimulating growth. Time and air and a bit of fairy dust giving lift and rise. Heat the … Continue reading

Posted in Bread, Poetry | Leave a comment

Re-visiting No-Knead Bread

Funny how things go in and out of vogue. For a long while, all one heard about was an emphasis on no or low carb. Bread was on the no fly list. Then a measure of sanity resurfaced, and bread … Continue reading

Posted in Bread | Leave a comment

Baking Bread

A friend once asked me why I blogged, causing me to really think about my rationale. Blogging allows me to capture a small piece of a fleeting day. It’s a tangible glimpse into moments that would otherwise be lost in the rapid … Continue reading

Posted in Bread, General Musing | Leave a comment