I love love love making bread. Love it. I love the way the yeast smells as it ferments. I love the way the dough feels when I’m shaping a loaf. I love the smell of fresh bread right out of the oven. And most of all I love the taste and texture of good homemade bread.
I’ve been experimenting lately with different breads. I’m not going to lie, it can be hard, time consuming, and tiring. But these experiments are well-worth it in my opinion. So, I wanted to put together a few tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way. Below are links to a few of my stand-by, basic (read: easy/cheats guide) bread recipes as well.
This is just a fun little sauce I came up with and have developed slowly, experimenting with seasonings and accompanying main dishes each time I make it. I think I’ve finally got it down and am ready to share.
You were looking at my Turkey Burger recipe and wondering about the bun, weren’t you? No, I didn’t buy them at the supermarket — I have this thing about fresh baked bread (love love love it), so I can’t resist every opportunity to make it. Burger night is no exception.
The inspiration for making these was a restaurant that, sadly, does not make these anymore. But back in the day, they had the best turkey burger I had ever had. I guess the good thing about a restaurant not making your favorite dish anymore is that if you want it, you’re kind of forced to learn to make it on your own…
Crusty on the outside, cloud-like on the inside. Isn’t that what you look for in a dinner roll? So much the better when they’re warm, right out of the oven. Slice it open and a plume of steam puffs out and the aroma is just overwhelming. Yeah, I have a thing for bread. A love thing…
The good news is that with the use of active dry yeast and the dough hook of a stand-mixer, these rolls are easy (and fun) to make! (more…)
Quinoa is one of my favorite superfoods. It’s got protein, fiber, and loads of vitamins and minerals — plus it’s tasty. One of my favorite ways to celebrate quinoa is with this super simple salad.