Sourdough Starter

I thought there were only two choices for sourdough starter: buy some or make some. Turns out there are multiple ways of making your own. I definitely wanted to try that rather than buying, just for the fun of it. My kitchen is toasty warm all year long, so yeast breads tend to do very…

Kümmelweck

By now, most folks have heard of Buffalo Chicken Wings. Although, as a former resident of Buffalo, I have to say that it’s hard to find good ones outside of Buffalo. Best I ever had from another state was at the No Name Pub on Big Pine Key, Florida. Superb pizza, too. Turned out the chef…

Honey Wheat Rolls

These soft, really light, delicious rolls are from a recipe I found on the King Arthur website. They’re not your typical heavy, dense whole wheat, and okay, that’s because they aren’t 100% whole grain. But two-thirds of the flour is whole grain, and personally, I’m willing to sacrifice the other third once in a while. Because these rolls are that…

Homemade Pita Bread

Once you taste this, you’ll never want to buy pita bread again! I’m the first to admit that bread-baking is something of a luxury in today’s hectic world, although I can tell you that kneading bread by hand can be remarkably therapeutic. But unless you have a bread machine, you pretty much have to be…

Savory Fougasse

  Don’t judge a book by its cover! Honestly, aside from Great Green Sauce, this may be the goofiest-looking thing I’ve ever made. Well, at least of the things I’ve made that turned out more or less the way they were supposed to . But, wow, is the old adage true! This may be a goofy-looking…

French Honey Bread

Is there any aroma on Earth more enticing than that of freshly-baked bread? It’s certainly an ancient one. According to Wikipedia, Athens had bread shops as early as 500 BCE. Mention of honey-and-oil bread appears as early as the first or second century CE. This recipe makes a light, airy loaf, which goes well with Homemade…

Easy Sprouted Wheat Bread

Best whole wheat bread I’ve ever had! So light, you might not even notice that it’s healthy whole wheat. So moist, I didn’t bother with butter. A while back, I was ordering some things from King Arthur Flour and just needed a little bump to put me into free shipping range. Looking around for something new to…

Portuguese Bread

The most tantalizing scent on the face of the earth is fresh-baked bread, don’t you agree? There are some that come close, but I think bread has to be my all-time favorite.  My first clear memory of bread was at a parade in Henrietta, NY. My grandparents lived along the parade route, so we had front-row seats….