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…

Simple pesto bread

Following the sequence of my Italian cuisine inspired breads, I baked a very simple and quick pesto bread. Again as in sun dried tomato bread, this bread is very simple as it has only a couple of ingredients and tastes wonderful. So, my bread recipe is as simples as that: Make the dough 3 1/2…

Green olive tapenade bread rolls

Home made bread rolls make a perfect appetizer for a dinner. It can also be an inspiration for summer tapas! I bought some lovely olive tapenade in Trader Joe’s and thought of mixing it in the basic bread dough to create simple and very tasty rolls. The recipe goes as following: Make the dough 3…

Easy sun dried tomato bread

Past weekend we had some friends over and I thought it would be nice to bake something more fancy looking 🙂 I ended up baking a very easy sun dried tomato bread that requires only 4 ingredients, but tastes great! First of all, I have researched the web for some inspiration and ended up finding…

Classic country bread made with poolish

To bring an artisan bread making to bread machine I made a simple white bread using polish. Poolish is starter used in bread making process. The primary difference between making bread with a starter and making bread with the direct or straight yeast method is that starter breads require much more time to prepare, but…

Keeping your homemade bread fresh

Baking bread and well cooking in general is very relaxing for me. On top of that homemade bread has a lot of advantages: starting from health (no preservatives and additives), the cost is lower than buying bread in the supermarket and taste is just great! Never the less, homemade bread also grows stale quickly because…