Archive for the 'Baking Bread' Category

 Cookbook Giveaway

I’ve decided I much prefer to make bread the old fashioned way so, in cleaning off my kitchen shelves, I pulled out a hardly-ever-used (but somewhat dusty) copy of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes.  It really needs a new home.
This is the first book – not the new “healthy bread” one.  And in the interest [...]

 Cooking-Cherry Cinnamon Bread

BarBBQ Bill requested cinnamon raisin bread.
Well, OK…but I don’t buy raisins because he says he doesn’t like them.  Now he wants them in his bread.  Go figure.
But I do have these.  Dried Balaton cherries from Cherry Republic (they claim they are the world headquarters for all things cherry, and I’m not going to argue).
Now I [...]

 Adventures with Sourdough-Rye Bread

BarBBQ Bill decided he wanted rye bread.  He was making borscht (beet soup) and a fresh loaf of rye bread to go with it just seemed the right thing to do.
He didn’t want just any old rye bread.  He wanted sourdough rye.
I’m gonna take a whack at it (even though I have no clue how [...]

 Adventures with Sourdough-Part 1

BarBBQ Bill asked me to make some sourdough rolls. Easier said than done.
First, you need a sourdough starter.
I’ve never had much luck with starting my own, so I bought some from King Arthur Flour.
Add 1/4 cup lukewarm water to the jar containing the starter, and stir it around to help get the starter out.  Then [...]