Anadama – what a weird name for a type of bread. I think I was first interested in making this bread because of the name. After sampling some of it for the first time at The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, NH years ago – it’s been a great go to bread for me ever since. [...]
The first time I ever heard of Zucchini bread, I thought is was rather gross sounding, but that was before I tasted it. You see I’ve never been a huge fan of zucchini, besides in certain French applications like ratatouille. This recipe was adapted from an old friend who swore by it (and by this, [...]
Irish soda bread is a staple in my household – not because we’re Irish, but because it is so easy and a total crowd-pleaser. As far as I understand, it is not really an Irish food but an American invention reminiscent of wheaten bread, I gleaned from my real Irish neighbor as he nibbled on [...]
‘Mise en place’…French for “everything in its place”. For cooks and bakers, the understanding and practice of this simple term are the foundations for all successful dishes. In many ways, ‘mise en place’ is a way of life; it provides structure and organization both within and outside the kitchen; assembling your ingredients, pre-measuring, cleaning as [...]
I mean, who doesn’t like fresh bread right? If you are into food – eating it, cooking it, growing it, or reading about it, you cannot deny the power of a warm slice of fresh bread. Its an elemental pleasure for us humans, undoubtedly tied to thousands of years of learned appreciation. I’ve always wanted [...]
Many food blogs in the past few days that I’ve run across have been featuring delicious looking fruit breads (see 101 Cookbook’s post for an example) – so I guess you could say I got inspired. That, and we had about 2 cups of fresh ripe blueberries in the fridge just begging me to whip [...]
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