Bacon Infused Ciabatta

Something about that wide open crumb structure set my bread-loving taste buds aflame with exultation. I recently purchased: Earlier this week we posted about our house cured and smoked bacon, which got me thinking… Doesn’t Zen offer a bacon and potato ciabatta-like loaf as a part of their bread selection? Yes, yes they do, and… Continue reading Bacon Infused Ciabatta

Pane Rustica Recipe

From the title you have probably already assumed that this bread recipe requires no particular baking skills or equipment. I have made this Italian Bread many times with great success. There is no kneading, no bread machine, no mixer – just flour, water, yeast, salt and little elbow grease for mixing. Here is what you’ll… Continue reading Pane Rustica Recipe

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls were made during our recent battle brioche that my husband has been posting about this week. How do you have brioche dough in the house and not make some cinnamon rolls or sticky buns? The answer is you don’t. I used the winning brioche dough. However, I made the rolls following the… Continue reading Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Making Brioche

I had the opportunity last weekend to finally commit the time required to try out all of their takes on a classic French bread: brioche. I followed their brioche recipes and methods exactly as outlined (except where noted) and then compared the results. In this the first installment, I will discuss a unique brioche recipe.… Continue reading Making Brioche

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A Trick about Bread

Bread doughs develop plenty of gluten if properly kneaded and in appropriate flour to water ratios. Missing the additional water from a dry(er) butter will do little to no damage whatsoever. While the additional butterfat will coat some of the flour molecules and prevent them from stringing together, the difference will be modest at most.… Continue reading A Trick about Bread

A Tale of Competition

I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone to the new blog! Thankfully, the planets aligned in such a way yesterday that our little blog got a free advert on a popular blog. and now I’m watching the referrer clicks piling in. It is in this spirit that I have decided to announce this… Continue reading A Tale of Competition

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