French Baguettes are traditionally made fresh daily. I have developed what I believe is an easy version. It used five basic ingredients. Do not be alarmed if the dough is very sticky and wet. This is a high hydration dough and it is supposed to be this way.
Baguettes make great toasted garlic bread to be served with pasta. Another great idea is to them them into French bread pizzas by slicing the loaf in half, spreading sauce, cheese and topping and baking in an oven. Use day old bread for French toast, bread puddings, croutons or bread crumbs.
This is the second rye bread I am sharing . Here I am using a dark rye flour and I have left out the caraway seeds.
This is another versatile bread. It can be made into one big loaf, 2 loaves, small rolls, or even 4 loaves as shown here. As with any bread you have plenty of lead-way how to go, the mixing techniques is the same, the differences come in with shaping and baking times. Of course smaller loaves/rolls/buns will take less time than one loaf, so bake it until it’s done or hollow sounding inside with a golden brown crust.
Remember, once you try home made you will never want store bought again.
Focaccia bread is my absolute favorite bread. It tastes nothing like store bought. This is soooooo much better. And best of all it is not difficult to make.
Topping ingredients are optional. Some suggestions, olive oil, garlic, granulated onion, coarse salt, crushed red pepper flakes, rosemary, grated parmesan cheese, basil, Italian spices, oregano to name a few. Customize it to your tastes.
How To Make The Best Rye Bread
Rye bread is made out of a combination of rye flour and bread flour. Rye flour does not have the gluten to support the formation of a light airy bread. This is why you must add in some bread or all-purpose flour. Rye bread may also contain fennel seeds. This helps give rye bread it taste. The fennel seeds are not required so leave them out if you wish.
This is an easy version of rye bread. It does not use a separate poolish or preferment starter. Try it, you will love it.
Challah bread looks so complicated to form. In actually it is quite easy. Follow along with me as we make Challah bread together.
Recipe for a basic tart shell dough.
We are going to be making the dough for a tart shell. Just a few ingredients is all it takes. This dough much be chilled before rolling it out.
Today we are going to be making a White 4 Braid Bread from scratch by hand. This means we will be doing all the kneading by hand and not using the stand mixer. I am doing this to give you the experience to get in touch with your bread and show it is a labor of love.
While this recipes does not have eggs in the bread, I am using an egg wash to give a nice golden brown color on the crust and as a glue to hold our toppings. You can replace the egg wash with some cream or milk which will give you a more duller color, but it will be just as tasty. read more
Homemade Pizza Dough from scratch is so easy and much better tasting than bough pizza. You are going to say to yourself why do I ever buy the frozen pizzas. Make this dough and store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and make pizza on short notice, quicker than delivery. This recipe is only for the dough, while the video does show how to make a pizza, I will put that in a separate recipe. read more
These are absolutely the best Dinner Rolls around. Once you do home-made you will never want store bought again.
Do not be afraid by the 3 hour time frame to complete this recipe, the majority of the time is waiting for the dough to proof/rise/ferment.
You can easily make these smaller and increase the quantity or make nice 12 hamburger or hot dog buns. The topping can be almost anything you wish. An egg wash applied before you add the toppings will glue them to the bun. read more
Nothing is more inviting that waking up in the morning to the smell of Best Cinnamon Rolls baking. The aroma given off by the yeast doughs proofing shouts out “Eat Me!”
While it may look like it is complicated to make these Best Cinnamon Rolls, just take it one step at a time and breeze right through and in no time you will be enjoying your homemade Cinnamon Rolls.