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…

Beer bread!

While browsing through bread machine recipes I found one on beer bread. I was truly intrigued and decided to make it as well. So, beer bread: For ingredients I used: 1 cup of beer (make sure it is not cold!) 1 pack of active yeast 2 tbsp of olive oil 2 tbsp of brown sugar…

Olive oil bread

I keep on baking bread! And this time I have decided to experiment with olive oil, make dough in bread machine and bake it in the oven. The ingredients (almost all of them were bought in Treader’s Joe, with the exception of yeast and flours, which I bought in Walmart): 1 ½ cups warm water…

Extremely soft white bread

I was looking for a perfect recipe for bread that could go well with jams that I making. Last week I found this recipe of extremely soft white bread. The recipe has a bit more sugar, thus I have expected that bread will come out almost like a cake. So, the recipe that I have…

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…

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…

A new spin on using active yeast

Most of the recipes (including the one in bread making manual) just says that you have to put ingredients in a correct order to achieve the best result. From my experience, putting dry yeast will not yield the best result. My way of doing it would be putting dry yeast in the warm water (mixing…

Strawberry jam

One of many features of bread maker is jam making option. To prepare nice Saturday breakfast I have decided to make some jam that would go well European style bread. Strawberry jam is my husband’s favorite, thus it was my option for the first batch. I have bought some strawberries in Walmart (were not that…

European style bread

To make San Diego feel more like home, my next bread maker project was to bake European style bread. I have checked the recipe for French bread in machine manual, but it seemed way too complex and not that European. Thus, I have adjusted the recipe and this simple bread I came up with. Ingredients:…