Posts Tagged ‘ bread ’

  • I enjoy baking during the Holidays.  The house smells so good, and it is rewarding to share gifts from the heart with neighbors and friends.  Loaves of bread make wonderful gifts, but with all of the activities going on during the Holidays, it can be hard to find time to bake.   These Cranberry Orange Mini Loaves make great gifts.  They are quick breads which means they don’t require much hands-on time or effort. Quick [...]

  • You don’t have to wait till Halloween or Thanksgiving to add a festive touch to your dinner table. These dinner rolls offer a delicious autumn touch right now.     Butternut Squash Dinner Rolls Ingredients: 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon active dry yeast 3/4 teaspoon plus 1 cup sugar, divided 1/2 cup warm water (110-115 degrees) 2 cups warm milk (110-115 degrees) 1/4 cup butter, softened 2 cups mashed cooked butternut squash 2 teaspoons salt [...]

  • Need a quick and easy supper? Something filling but light? A recipe that only takes 5 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to bake? Easy to eat and appealing to all ages? This recipe is for you! Using a packaged pizza crust, deli meats and cheeses, this stuffed loaf works well as a part of the meal when served with soup or salad. It will also stand alone supported by some chips and a cold [...]

  • A few weeks ago, I attended the Eighth Annual Asheville Bread Baking Festival. The city of Asheville, nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina, provides a wonderful backdrop for a bread-baking event. The theme for this year’s festival was “Local Grain, Local Flour, and Local Bread”. The event featured experts on local grain production, milling, and baking with local and heirloom wheat. During the bakers’ showcase, local artisans showcased their beautiful breads and other [...]

  • March is here! My crocuses are starting to bloom! St. Patrick’s Day is almost here! This winter has been very mild in North Central Ohio and I forgot that spring was on the way. There are a few things that I really love about spring. Warm sunshine and flowers are top on the list. But St. Patrick’s Day is right at the top too. When my kids were in elementary school, we had a big [...]

  • If you love good bread, but don’t want to pay $4 or $5 (or more!) per loaf, rejoice. If you’ve always wanted to make good bread, but were intimidated by yeast, kneading, proofing and whatnot – again, I say, rejoice. There is a book for you, and it is awesome. In “Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day,” Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois show you the secret to making wonderful bread at home. No kneading required. [...]