breads

What smells better than fresh-baked bread? Bread is a staple food of European, Middle Eastern, Amerindian and Indian cultures. It is prepared by baking, steaming, or frying dough. Bread consists minimally of flour and water; salt is present in most cases; and usually a leavening agent such as yeast is used. Breads may also contain some amounts of sugar, spices, fruit (such as raisins, pumpkin or bananas), vegetables (like onion), nuts, or seeds (such as caraway, sesame or poppy seeds). There are a wide variety of breads, with preferences differing from region to region. Because of its versatility and filling nature, bread makes the perfect accompaniment to any entr?ɬ

My Top 3 Caribbean Baking Recipes for November :)

My Top 3 Caribbean Baking Recipes for November :)

Chalk it up to my high functioning autism, or my devotion to High Fidelity, but I just LOVE making ‘best of’ and ‘top’ lists. That’s why I’ll be presenting them from time to time here. This time around I’m making a list of my Fave […]

What to Bring to the Party – Suggestions for a Gourmet Lover

Holiday time is upon us and that means one thing. Entertaining. Whether you are visiting someone’s house for a few hours or a weekend it’s always good form to carry something in hand. But what do you choose that hasn’t been given 1000 times before? […]

Whole Wheat Bread vs. White Bread – Which One Is Better?

Whole Wheat Bread vs. White Bread – Which One Is Better?

By: Beth Scott Junk food addicts argue with health food nuts, asserting white bread to be the best. The health food nuts retaliate exclaiming about how much better store bought whole wheat bread is than white bread. The battle rages on… On which side of […]

Cooking Tips From The Pros

Cooking Tips From The Pros

From GlobalChefs.com (a culinary online magazine written by chefs) comes the following “Cooking Tips From The Pros”. Cooking With Olive Oil Do not saute (fry) food in good olive oil. High quality olive oils contain small particles from the olives that the oil was pressed […]

How To Choose The Perfect Bread Maker

How To Choose The Perfect Bread Maker

By: Jeremy Zongker Bread makers are extremely popular. The average person can make delicious, homemade bread quite easily with a bread maker. Even with the ease of a bread machine, you must still use caution when adding the ingredients, even if you use a mix. […]

Bread Baking Made Easy!

Bread Baking Made Easy!

By: Beth Scott Dont you just hate it when you follow a recipe to the letter and when the bread baking is finished the bread not only looks nothing like the recipe books picture, but tastes terrible as well? There is no denying that bread […]

Should You Bake Your Own Bread?

Should You Bake Your Own Bread?

By: Beth Scott Maybe you’ve never heard it before, but you really should be baking your own bread. Why? I think the number one reason everyone should bake their own bread is that it redeems you from years of bad health and medical bills. How […]

Double Corn Spoon Bread with Green Chiles (San Francisco Chronicle’s Top Recipe of 1992)

Double Corn Spoon Bread with Green Chiles (San Francisco Chronicle’s Top Recipe of 1992)

The contrasting tastes and textures of cornmeal and fresh corn kernels enrich the following recipe from Georgeanne Brennan. Tasters at the San Francisco Chronicle really liked the charred fresh chiles and the light, souffle-like texture. Serve this anytime — even for a light supper with […]

Baking The Perfect Bread

Baking The Perfect Bread

Q. What is the secret to baking perfect bread that is chewy and has a crisp crust? A. These days, excellent bakeries and specialty stores abound, and we’ve become accustomed to wonderful breads with great flavor and texture. Achieving those results at home, however, isn’t […]

Perfect Popovers (San Francisco Chronicles’ Top Recipe of 1993)

Perfect Popovers (San Francisco Chronicles’ Top Recipe of 1993)

The following high-rise popover recipe makes the perfect Sunday breakfast dish. Serve them hot from the oven with unsalted butter and strawberry jam. It was created by Flo Braker, who began writing The Baker column for The Chronicle in 1989. She is the author of: […]