Wild Yeast Leavened Bread

I have been sitting on this blog post for weeks.  Writing about this process seemed like a massive daunting task that I was ill equipped to handle, after all, what do I really know about cultivating my own bread yeast? and messing around with all that bacteria? I’m likely to poison someone.  I quickly got…

Hard Cider Bread

The fall weather has arrived which means that I can take up homemade bread baking again.  This recipe came about in a “lets throw a few ingredients into a bowl and see what happens” kind of way.  Followed by a “it’s too warm and I don’t have the time to bake” period in the back…

Oatmeal Molasses Bread

Oatmeal molasses bread take two – this is the second oatmeal molasses bread recipe I have posted.  I wasn’t happy with the first recipe, so I decided to try something else.  This recipe is less dense and moister then the last recipe with a rich molasses flavor and a chewy oatmeal texture.  It just keeps…

Olive Focaccia

Focaccia is relatively easy to make, as it requires no kneading and only a few simple ingredients.  Focaccia also travels well, and retains it’s flavor and texture when served at room temperature.  I made this latest loaf for a boating picnic, and dressed it up with black olives – a personal favorite. Ingredients: 4 1/2…

Guinness Millet Bread

A Guinness and millet based bread enhanced through the judicious use of molasses and chocolate – my latest foray into bread baking.  I was actually aiming to make a dark sourdough rye for my mother on Mother’s Day, but I could not find any rye flour at the local supermarket.  Which is, in my humble…

White Bread

All week I have been fielding a craving for my Grandma’s homemade strawberry jam on her white homemade bread.  I have been chalking it up to an ongoing craving for Spring, which has still been eluding us in these snowy northern environs.  I generally do not make white bread, if fact, I can not remember…

Sesame Bagels

I decided to make bagels this week, and settled on baking a classic sesame bagel.  Sesame bagels are an all time favorite of mine.  Sesame seeds, such simple little thing, somehow gives plain bagels that extra little push into crunchy, toasted goodness.  I can’t even begin to describe how something so tiny can impart such…

Italian Anise Easter Bread

It took me a few days to post this recipe, but I made this lovely, enriched, anise scented bread on Good Friday, in a lead-up to the Easter weekend festivities.  I found the recipe in The Bread Bible, and decided to give it a try.  The original recipe has you dividing the dough into three…