On lazy days when I decide to make burgers and already have the meat, or don’t feel going out to get the bread I make this recipe and it makes everyone happy!
You could omit the fresh herbs, or use dried, if you use dried herbs, use 1/3 of the measures given below for fresh. You could also add one teaspoon dried pepper flakes, yum.
There is something about gelato that is reminiscent of all that is good in life. Gelato still has dairy products, it is much like ice cream, but what the Italians did differently from us, is that they use more more flavour in their mixture to start with, there is a true concentration of whatever flavour you wish to use and that makes it lighter and more full flavoured in your mouth, a real party of the taste buds.
Who travels to Detroit? I don’t know who else, but I did. So many had negative comments, but the more comments were made, the more curious I became. I am already curious by nature, so this was serious curiosity.
Rainy Day baking
There is something to be said about rainy Spring days. A few once in a while is fun, it gives me the chance to just cook and bake to my hearts content.
I have beautiful apples and lovely blueberries and a want for a coffee cake, a coffee cake is made to have with coffee, or tea! It is not coffee flavoured, though some are.
Yes, I know it isn't Summer yet and maybe it feels like it never will be, but I think a salad that serves as a meal might just be that we can use anytime and for any occasion. I make different versions of this salad and today this is the one I am sharing with you.
A few weeks ago, for pasta night, Felicity offered to bring the bread, I was happy she was and when she told me it was potato bread, I was curious, having heard about it and knowing it was not a traditional leavened bread.
Sooooo, here was the bread in front of me, I loved the shape and color right away, I touched it and wow, the bread had a bark to it, a lovely hard crunchy exterior. All things were looking good for this potato bread.
New favorite party food! I am in love with making pretzels. This is serious food for serious party food lovers. So easy to make, so much fun to make, no mystery at all, I won’t need to wait to have them at an airport terminal or otherwise! I can just make them!
This muffin is so perfect for cold winter days, the tartness of the cranberries, the creaminess of the muffin batter, no need for butter really, but I am sure it is awesome with butter too!
Once you are comfortable with the base of this recipe it will also be easy to substitute the cranberries with blueberries because blueberries and orange are a great combination too.
What to say about this recipe? Sooooo good, in the deep of winter, to have a taste of the tropics in one's mouth is sweet heaven on earth. I love this combination because of those flavors. Candied pineapple is not hard to find, and it can be substituted by dried mango or another yummy candied/dried fruit.
There is something to say about a bread that not only has a great mouthfeel and taste to it, but has an extra kick to it in the sense of flavours from added ingredients.
I used to make this bread mostly for picnics as it's a great standalone bread you can eat without butter. What is an even better way of eating it is with that lovely mixture of a premium olive oil and balsamic vinegar, for my personal choice, I would do a premium olive oil and flakes of “fleur de sel” or good sea salt.
Yay for grandsons, my life has been so much better since they came into my life.
So, for this birthday, it was to be Lightning McQueen from the kid’s movie Cars.
I was so excited to add that one cake to my list of successes.
I started by making the cakes I know well and I knew this baked cake was dense and flavorful: the Hellman’s Chocolate cake, which you can find here on my website.
It is a dark bread, heavy and very tasty, the dark molasses adds a caramel taste to it, the oats the perfect texture, by using spelt flour, I add a kick of nutritional value to it and a double whammy of flavor as spelt flour does have great flavor to it.
Bread making is so wonderful, it makes the house smell wonderful, it makes everyone smiles, it fills our bellies with deliciousness and makes memories.
I am so happy I have mostly mastered the art of bread making, but I at times fail, due to being in a hurry, to pushing boundaries or messing with the science of cooking with yeast, a live product that does need attention and care for it to work.
I do love making bread, with the years, I have become adept at it, though it didn’t take years to become good at it. The most important part is the temperature of your liquids when added to your yeast, too cold and the yeast will not bloom, too warm and you will cook it, I rarely use a thermometer myself, but suggest using one at first, the temperature you want is around 110° to 115° F. That to me is just warm on my wrist or finger, the same temperature I use for a babies’ bath or bottle. It’s silly but it works for me!
Herb Bread, bread is the essence of life and always has been, whole grain, ancient grain, gluten free or chock full of gluten, sour bread, potato bread, quick breads, starter breads and the wondrous French bread, all are fun to make and even more fun to eat! Here is a bread I make using my fresh herbs or dried, both work equally, take my word for it.