This winter has been all about turning the oven on for extra warmth. It was 3 degrees here without the wind chill this morning when I left for work. I’m thinking baking a loaf of bread when I get home tonight is in order. What are your favorite bread books? I know its easy toContinue reading “bread.”
We’ve had four major winter storms here in just under 3 weeks. It’s been hell trying to dig out, and this coming from a seasoned New Englander who does in fact enjoy snow. Dare I say Mother Nature can have this one–I give, I can’t take much more. On top of all this great whiteContinue reading “baking.”
I’m getting pretty boss at making crunchy french baguettes. This recipe is from Food52 and it really does matter creating the steam oven with a combination of cast iron skillet heating at length in the oven, ice cubes, and a hot pizza stone. These were so crispy on the outside, chewy inside. The 3 tbspContinue reading “baguettes.”
Delicious homemade bread for morning toast. There’s nothing better, especially in winter. Please send your favorite bread recipes my way. I’m feeling the urge to bake with lots of gluten.
The smell of butter and cinnamon and sugar baking into a melted delicious yeast bread is my total jam. There’s nothing better, especially when a Nor’Easter outside whips winds and threatens the power on several occasions (good thing for gas ovens!). This is a simple cinnamon swirl country loaf. No raisins. No frills. Just deliciousness.Continue reading “cinnamon swirl.”
Just made some cinnamon scented rustic loaf, as part of my artisanal toast project. I made this bread just as I would my cinnamon swirl bread, just left out the swirl of butter, cinnamon and sugar, and lightly scented the loaf with 1 tbsp of cinnamon in the dough. It was gorgeous, indeed.
It’s all the rage; which is exciting news for this toast lover. So, this is my take on it. A honey oat rustic loaf made last night. And this morning, lightly toasted, smothered in salty butter and then a delicious plum and apricot jam made by a coworker. Bliss. What other combinations I should try?
Baked this bread last night. The recipe was so easy, I had everything on hand in my cubbards or fridge, and the results were perfect. One of the best loaves I’ve ever made; crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. I’m using this loaf to try my own hand at the artisanal toast trendContinue reading “honey oat rustic loaf.”
On days off, baking bread makes the most sense. Especially when the weather turns, its nice to turn on the oven and work dough between my fingers.
Homemade cinnamon bread. Can make it with my eyes closed; makes my house smell amazing. No raisins. Baking flickr set, too.
The finished product–gorgeous, crusty Cuban round bread (from a few weeks back). This is baked in a steam bath oven and it comes out with a beautiful crunchy outside, chewy middle. You can check out more snaps at the baking flickr set (its new! I’ve finally decided to actually catalog the millions of food photosContinue reading “cuban round bread (finished).”
It’s been at least a month since I made some homemade loaves of bread (the Oatmeal Stout Bread, actually). Travesty, really. Today, I needed to knead. Knead I did. This is a cuban style white bread, and as I type, I smell it working its magic in a steam bath oven. Waits, patiently…