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…

Apple, cinnamon and cranberry jam in bread machine

Lately I have spotted a blogger challenge: Cape Cod Select Holiday Blogger Recipe Challenge. And thought it would be quite interesting to participate and create some recipes with cranberries. Thus, the first thing that came in my mind was jam. And to be more precise: apple, cinnamon and cranberry jam. Very festive! The recipe for this…

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 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…

Frozen blueberry jam in bread machine

This weekend I made more jam! I had some frozen blueberries and made some jam using bread machine. According to http://www.humanhealthspecialists.com/integrative-health-arizona-newsletter/volume-1/issue-1/the-bountiful-benefits-of-blueberries/, it’s not just the antioxidants in blueberries that promote optimal health. Blueberries also contain a whole bunch of vitamins and minerals, are a good source of fiber, and are an excellent source of low glycemic…

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…

These exotic jams – Kiwi

One of my favorite fruits is kiwi. It is a very special one: The kiwifruit, native to northern China, was first brought to and cultivated in New Zealand at the turn of the 20th century and was then known as the Chinese Gooseberry. When the time came to export the fruit, to avoid the high duties…

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 machine take on empanadas

My further exploration of bread machine was to prepare empanadas. I have made some adjustments and well overall I would say made a Lithuanian interpretation of this well known dish. The recipe was as following: First of all, I have prepared the stuffing. Cut some veggies (yellow bell pepper, half of crouget, some mushrooms) and stir…