My new bread machine! 

It finally happened – I received my new bread maker – Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso BB‑PAC20!!!! The first impressions: The design and build is solid It comes with great recipe/instruction book and DVD It can make almost any type of bread (white, raisin, artesian, and everything in between), cakes, knead and raise dough, jams An option to program in…

Tasty pizza roll ups

It seems that lately I have been experimenting a lot with bread roll ups. The latest bake is pizza roll ups – again very simple and delicious bake. I made the dough in bread machine, which is again very simple and requires almost no work. You will need: 3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour…

Blueberry jam and cottage cheese rolls

I was eager to bake something sweet and use up blueberry jam that I made a while ago. Thus, sweet rolls came to my mind. My inspiration was cinnamon rolls, well the dough to be more precise. The filling – blueberries and cottage cheese – was something that I had in fridge and was really…

Simple spinach and feta bread 

Bread and all its variations, so many recipes to be baked and tried! This time I baked a simple yet extremely delicious bread with spinach and feta. These ingredients are timeless I would say and scream for success. Thus, once more very simple recipe. Ingredients: 3 ½ cups of all-purpose flour 1 cup of warm…

What is the best bread machine/maker?

My bread machine is barely holding on with all this baking that I am doing lately. Thus, I have started to look for a new and maybe more professional one. I did some research online and really like this summary: The website says 4 key components to consider before buying bread machine are power, setting,…

Tasty pesto bread rolls

My pesto bread turned out so great that I have decided to make a small modification of it and bake some bread rolls. The recipe follows as the pesto bread: Make the dough 3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour 1 cup of warm water 1 tbsp of instant yeast Mix all ingredients – I…

Simple guide on how to postpone bread baking  

Bread baking can take quite a lot of time. It is sometimes challenging to plan it well in a busy day schedule. This inspired my to research how to postpone bread making. My research is based on http://redstaryeast.com/yeast-baking-lessons/postpone-baking/ and http://www.thespicedlife.com/2009/01/how-to-delay-your-bread-once-youve-started-maple-oatmeal-sandwich-bread.html Below you will find a summary of most common ways of postponing bread baking: refrigerating or…

Bread rolls with feta and olives

My bread baking is centered around bread machine. Never the less, this time I have put together a recipe that instructs how to prepare dough  by hands, kitchen aid or bread machine. The recipe is very simple and straight forward. It takes a bit of time to prepare dough for the rolls. Still, the end result…

Healthy breakfast – granola, greek yogurt and jam

Bread machine jam is a wonderful thing! It is super easy to make and very versatile. It can be used on toast, baking a cake, with cheese or just making breakfast a very tasty start of the day. As most of us know breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, helping you burn calories throughout the day. It also…

Frozen blueberry jam in bread machine

This weekend I made more jam! I had some frozen blueberries and made some jam using bread machine. According to http://www.humanhealthspecialists.com/integrative-health-arizona-newsletter/volume-1/issue-1/the-bountiful-benefits-of-blueberries/, it’s not just the antioxidants in blueberries that promote optimal health. Blueberries also contain a whole bunch of vitamins and minerals, are a good source of fiber, and are an excellent source of low glycemic…