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…

Cherry jam made in bread machine

California cherries are in season now! And that means making cherry jam in bread machine. As “America’s super fruit,” cherries offer the vital nutrition for a long and healthy life. One cup of cherries contains 90 calories with an ample supply of fiber, protein, and vitamin A and C, says the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). For…

Simple and delicious Parmesan macaroni and cheese in bread machine

Macaroni and cheese is considered to be one of the most traditional comfort foods in U.S. Still, the history of this dish is quite interesting and goes long back. Pasta and cheese casseroles have been recorded as early as the 14th century in the Italian cookbook Liber de Coquina, one of the oldest medieval cookbooks,…

Tasty avocado bread

California is known for many things: sun, sea, mountains, relaxed way of living. One of the specialties that this wonderful state offers is its avocados. The avocado was introduced from Mexico to California in the 19th century, and has become a successful cash crop. About 59,000 acres (240 km2) – some 95% of United States avocado production…

Orange pulp bread

We have recently bough a juicer which I believe is a great invention. Never the less, quite a lot pulp is left after making juice. I was looking for creative ways to use it and well one of it was just to bake some bread. The recipe as always is very simple: 1 cup of orange pulp…

Sour cream bread

Sour cream is  great ingredient to make bread or bake cakes. This time I made dough in bread machine using sour cream as a base and baked it in the oven later. For the recipe you will need: 1 cup of sour cream (leave it in  a room temperature for a bit or warm it microwave before…

Muffins with peach jam made in bread machine

I love using jam for baking.It is another way of using jam and also gives a great texture to any cake. Lately I made some peach jam in my bread machine and decided to bake some muffins with it. You will need: 1 jar of jam (can be any kind) 2 cups of all purpose…