Kouign-amann

Kouign-amann, sometimes referred to as a Breton Cake in deference to it’s origins, Brittany, is one of the most delightful pastries I have ever come across – caramel crusted bread, laminated with pockets of buttery sweetness – who could resist? I think the best way to describe kouign-amann is as a cross between a croissant…

Pita

I posted a pita recipe a few years ago, but in the intervening years my pita game has improved, and as pita has been one of the latest hard-to-find grocery items, I figured it would be a good time to revamp my pita making methodologies.  Pita are surprisingly easy to make once you get the…

Honey Wheat Sourdough

I’m revisiting my basic wild yeast leaven boule recipe with new tips and strategies to simplify and streamline the process.  I have come to realize, that even though I like the look of bread proofed in baskets, it’s not the most efficient way to proof wild yeast leavened bread.  Wild yeast risen bread is more delicate then…

Hot Cross Buns

I have been eyeballing hot cross bun recipes for years.  Every Easter I’d briefly consider baking them before settling on a “simpler” and “less time consuming” Easter bread.  This year, seeing as time was not an issue, I was determined to give these a try, and I’m glad I did.  They turned out to be…

Sourdough English Muffins

From what I have been able to gather, English muffins are actually, very much an American phenomena, and the English part of the equation seems to be a vague illusion to the English crumpet?  As someone who’s never tried a crumpet, I can’t extrapolate on their varying similarities and differences to an English muffin, but…

Garden Pepper and Cheddar Cheese Bagels

The summer is wending down, in fact, if I do get around to posting this today, it will already technically be Autumn, which means both the harvesting of the last of my vegetable garden and a return to regular bread baking, which had been set aside due to the warmer weather.  This recipe encapsulates both….