Whole wheat bread with sunflower seeds

I have started venturing out to flavored breads and for my first attempt I decided to bake bread with sunflower seeds. The idea behind it was that I had quite a lot sunflower seeds and really did not want to waste it. So, the ingredients: 1 cup of warm water 1 pack of active yeast…

Bread goes with everything

Below you will find some dishes that made for dinner. I paired it with the bread I keep on baking: Tilapia in the oven  Baked Tilapia All of the ingredients are from Trader Joe’s: fish, olive oil, salad. The recipe is as simple as that: Put olive oil in pan, season fish with pepper, salt and…

Something sweet – banana bread

My next venture with bread maker was an attempt to bake something sweet. And what a better option it would be than the classic and well known banana bread. As European that is not that familiar with American dishes, I have decided to explored the history of this bread and found the following: “Banana bread…

Organic California orange jam

Citrus fruits used to be a symbol of the Golden State’s prosperity. As said in Los Angeles magazine: “Spanish missionaries in San Diego planted the first California orange trees in 1769, but it wasn’t until the 1870s that an endless belt of groves transformed Los Angeles into what became known as the Orange Empire”. Inspired by this…

Ingredients: all about olive oil

I am using olive oil for all my bread recipes. It is a great substitute for butter or sunflower oil. Many times there is a confusion what is extra virgin olive oil, how should one cook with it, which one to buy and so no ….  So, I have decided to put together a quick…

I am a proud owner of black&decker bread maker

My exploration of bread makers has started by choosing a correct machine. The approach was quite straightforward. I can call my self an example of thrift generation – people with passion of getting a great deal/good product for the cheapest price. After reading reviews black & decker 1,5LB bread maker (BK 1015W) seemed like a…