Chunky mango cake with pecans in bread machine

With the cooler weather I keep on baking cakes. This week I found some frozen mangoes in my freezer and decided to bake chunky mango cake in my Zojirushi bread maker. I used taste of home recipe http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chunky-fresh-mango-cake and swapped canola oil into butter, used frozen mangoes, and skipped nutmeg. My recipe: 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup…

Bread machine dough for the most delicious holiday rolls

The holidays is just around the corner and it is indeed a great time to start  trying out new and different recipes that could be a big hit for the holiday time. This time I had some leftovers of brie and cranberries, thus prepared some pretty tasty rolls. You will need: 1/4 of cup cranberry…

Apple cake in bread machine!

Cooler evenings are coming even to sunny San Diego. So, it is a perfect time for a warm cake and cup of tea. I decided to try out apple cake recipe from Zojirushi baking book that comes together with the bread maker. My modification to the recipe was: no all spices (as I did not…

Cranberry and mushroom risotto in bread maker

Last week I shared a recipe that I have submitted for Cape Cod Select Holiday Blogger Recipe Challenge. This week I would like to share one more. The cranberries have inspired me to cook a risotto with mushrooms and some rosemary. I used my Zojirushi bread maker to cook it. It was again very quick and…

Bread machine dough for breadsticks with rosemary and olive oil

Recently I read an interesting story on creation of breadsticks/grissini. They have originated in Torino, Piemonte, a region of northwest Italy. Grissini/breadsticks were invented around the end of the 17th century to cure the health problems of young Duke Vittorio Amedeo II of Savoy. The story goes that the duke had difficulty digesting most foods….

Chocolate cake in bread machine!

I love my bread machine, it is truly a great help for a busy person who loves to cook and bake. This time I baked a chocolate cake in bread machine which again turn out to be delicious and extremely easy to make. I used the original Zojirushi recipe and adjusted it a bit. Original:…

Bread with herbs and olive oil

I was keen on trying out my new Zojirushi machine to make some dough and bake the bread in the oven. For that I decided to go for an olive oil and herbs infused bread. For the dough I used a simple basic bread recipe: 1 1/3 cups of warm water 4 1/4 cups of all…

Sweet corn soup with chili flakes and homemade croutons

Last week I made some homemade croutons – a great way to use up a stale bread. I used them for making sweet corn soup with chili flakes. You can prepare croutons in a very simple way: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Brush stale bread on both sides with olive oil….

Basic white bread in bread machine

The best way to test new bread machine is to bake basic white bread. And I did just that with my Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso BB‑PAC20. I have tried their basic  bread recipe a couple of times (see below) and found it a bit too sweet. So, made a few adjustments and must admit the bread…

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…