Category Archives: Bread

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

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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

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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

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Portuguese Sweet Bread (No-Knead Version)

Most cultures have a sweet bread that speaks of nostalgia and home. These sweet breads are often associated with holidays. The first time I had Portuguese Sweet Bread was many years ago in Provincetown. I still remember the big round … Continue reading

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Cold Day. Warm Bread.

Today is really beyond normal cold. We’re under a gale warning, making the wind chill a real factor in determining how cold it feels. Trying to be good humored about this. Our current conditions are temporary. The snow will melt. … Continue reading

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The Bread Habit

Thinking about habitual behavior. Funny how one can slide in and out of activities. For months, I was into the No-Knead method of baking bread. And then, for whatever reason, I slid back into my old method of kneading. I … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Bread

I’ve been playing around with a recipe for cinnamon bread lately. My first attempt had a good crumb, but the cinnamon flavor was too subtle. Using a better quality cinnamon (Vietnamese) really helped. The spicy smell as it’s toasting in the morning … Continue reading

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