Posts Tagged ‘bread’

100% Whole Wheat Bread

Two loaves of 100% whole wheat bread

While home milling grains makes for delicious and nutritious bread, it does take new techniques and recipes to achieve consistent and great results. This is my new weekly standard for soft, fluffy sandwich loaves.

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Vegan Sandwich Roll

vegan sandwich roll with brussels sprouts

A vegan sandwich you can eat with one hand as the fillings are baked right in the bread. Get creative with the fillings and impress your friends.

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Oatmeal Bread with Cranberries & Pecans

Oatmeal Bread

One of the main reasons I researched and purchased a new mixer was to make bread on a weekly basis. As noted in previous posts, my KitchenAid Pro 600 was not up to the task. I have been using the Electrolux Assistent weekly since February and couldn’t be happier. Not only does it do a…

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The Search for a New Mixer, Part 1

A few years ago, I went through a bread baking phase. For over a year, I baked bread every weekend. Eventually, it became a chore and not a pleasure and I went back to buying my bread at the store. I would still bake bread on occasion, but it wasn’t a weekly occurrence. My bread…

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Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day

Artisan Bread

Always a day late and a dollar short, I just discovered this intriguing book. I first read about it on one of my favorite food blogs, KitchenNut. I was so curious that I went to Amazon, read all the rave reviews and placed the book in my shopping cart. However, since I just purged a…

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Potato Sandwich Bread

Potato Bread

We make sandwiches for our lunch on most days. We’ve grown accustomed to homemade bread and store bought will just not do anymore. For months, I’ve been tinkering with a potato bread recipe. I based it on a recipe from the King Arthur Flour web site. I added a bit and substituted a bit until…

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Such Great Heights

Potato Bread

I never seem to be able to get my loaves of bread to reach the heights I aspire to. I see photos of towering loaves cresting voluptuously out of bread pans. Mine peek their tops over the edge, yet seem to shrink down a bit while baking. I don’t get ‘oven spring’, I get ‘oven…

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Biga is betta

Baked Loaves

I have been on a bread baking journey since March of this year. It has become a weekly ritual in which I bake sandwich bread for our lunches during the week. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I fail. Each time I learn something new. I have had Peter Reinhart’s “The Bread Baker’s Apprentice” in my Amazon…

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Cook's Illustrated Has Failed Me

I’ve been a subscriber to Cook’s Illustrated, both print and online for a few years. I watch America’s Test Kitchen faithfully and own many of their cookbooks. Their claim to fame is that they test recipes to perfect them so you don’t have to. For the most part this has been true. I’ve mostly had…

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Bread Withdrawal

Since mid March I have been making bread weekly. I even purchased a new KitchenAid mixer for the new spiral dough hook. I am proud of the fact that I have used it so regularly and that we have been enjoying luscious homemade bread. Somehow it justifies in my mind the unneeded expense. The one…

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