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Winter’s bread. The start to a great breakfast: four day old and still delicious bread, hot coffee, and lots and lots of fresh eggs Wisdom is acquired by experience, not just by age, said my most recent fortune cookie.

winter’s bread

Granted, I do understand this truism has a lot of gosh-that’s-so-true-ism when it comes to bread-making. It is, alas, a skill. You have to spank a lot of dough to understand the stretch and rise of what makes it what it is. It honestly is not hard, though. I tend to keep on top of cooking-slash-cookbook trends. Do you honestly think that your average baker threw away two-thirds of anything to make bread a hundred years ago? One of the least scary descriptions of home-grown yeast and its needs comes from a recent cookbook: Darina Allen’s Forgotten Skills of Cooking (which is excellent, by the way). Easiest Bread. For quite some time I have aspired to bake bread on a regular basis.

Easiest Bread

I like my morning toast and in general my family LOVES bread. A quick peak at the ingredients on a loaf of store bought bread is enough scare you! Usually about 20 ingredients including high fructose corn syrup and stuff I've never heard of....datem, soy lecithin, azodicarbonamide. What the ......? (spell check doesn't even recognize them).Any how I have found the SIMPLEST recipe ever and I plan to make it over, and over, again! About 20-24 hours before you want your bread mix together 3 cups of flour, 1/4 teaspoon of yeast, and 1 1/4 teaspoon of salt. The picture above is what the dough looks like after it has rested... bubbly. Next I sprinkled my cutting board w/ flour and dumped the dough out folding it in on itself a couple times.

Then I took a cotton towel and sprinkled it with cornmeal, formed the dough into a ball and covered it with another towel dusted with cornmeal. Can you guess what I'm making again tonight? No-Knead Bread. Sourdough starter. Bubble bubble toil and trouble For over two weeks now I have been cultivating a sourdough starter.

sourdough starter

Fussy stuff, that sourdough, especially if you follow this woman’s recipes. (And really wasteful, too: I probably had to throw out 2/3 of the flour I actually used to make this thing. Which means I won’t be doing it often.) Beer Cheese Bread. October 14, 2011 Weeknight Beer Cheese Bread Ask me what I would take onto a deserted island if I could only have one food and you’ll get the same answer every single time.

Beer Cheese Bread

Hot fresh bread. Sourdough, french, pumpernickel, rye, I don’t discriminate. If it’s fresh from the oven, a shmear of butter across the slice, I’ll bite without question. Bread isn’t really what I would call a “quick” recipe. This recipe uses baking powder in place of yeast to allow for an instant lift while cooking, therefore eliminating all the time required for rising and punching. Welcome back to the weeknight rotation my butter loving friend. Let’s cook up a loaf, shall we? Start out by combining a few liquid ingredients together, some beer (yum), butter (yum), and eggs together. Combine them together and, using the dough hook on your mixer, slowly add the dry to the wet.

Sourdough recipes. Our goal is not to just provide recipes, but to provide recipes that have been tested, recipes that work for us, and to include pictures of every recipe we include here.

Sourdough recipes

We hope you will enjoy our growing recipe collection as much as we do. This page contains pointers to all of our on-line bread recipes. However, if you are just interested in a certain kind of bread recipe, you might check the tabs to the left to only see selected recipes. Please don't be surprised if you find some of the same recipes in more than one category, as some recipes refuse to be uniquely categorized. Bagels - SOURDOUGH Bagels (of course!) Swirly RyeSourdough Kaiser RollsSourdough King CakePane Siciliano a lovely Italian semolina flour based recipe, modified from one by Peter Reinhard Potato, Leek, Lettuce and Leftover Bread SoupDon't stop me now, I'm on a Roll!

Three Stage Pain Au Levain, revisitedWalnut Sourdough BreadA 100 % whole wheat sourdough bread Variations on the 100% whole wheat loaf above. DIY Sourdough Starter. This WAS my favorite way to start a starter until I found Professor Calvel's method which I find to be faster, better and less finicky.

DIY Sourdough Starter

However, there is lots of good information in this page, and I hope you'll read it. Now then, let's be clear here. People have been starting sourdough starters for thousands of years. They were starting starters long before they understood that there were living creatures in the starter. Berkeley Sourdough Bread. Homemade Bread. Parmesan Garlic Bread. Last week was a busy week filled with a field trip to the zoo sandwiched by 3 twelve hour shifts.

Parmesan Garlic Bread

By Friday I was extremely happy for the weekend to arrive. Although Pat worked late, we still barbecued dinner and relaxed with a few adult beverages after tucking in our girls. Tonight he made a special request… for garlic bread. This garlic bread beats the store bought kind by a mile. It super easy to whip up and only takes a few minutes under the broiler. Here are the ingredients you will need. Start by pressing the three cloves of garlic into a medium bowl. Mince up a shallot so it measures one tablespoon. Add the shallot to the garlic in the medium bowl. Next, mince up the fresh parsley and measure out a tablespoon. Add that to the bowl along with the salt and pepper. Now add the *gasp* two sticks of butter and the two tablespoons {give or take} of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Mix until combined.