The Amazing Ingredient Your Breads Are Missing

You may make what you think is a perfect loaf, but if you haven’t tried making yogurt bread, you’re missing out. Take my word for it. I thought I knew everything about making bread at home, but I’d largely ignored the existence of yogurt breads until a friend of mine who’s on a fermented foods […]

7 Pumpkin and Spice Ideas for Your Bread Machine Baking This Fall

Admit it. You love pumpkin. Every grocery store and coffee house in the US is stocked with pumpkin treats that set your mouth watering, but your pocketbook isn’t always in agreement with your cravings. The seven ideas on this list will help you get the most out of your love for baking, and the delicious […]

Back to Bread-baking Basics

With thousands of recipes, and as many ingredient combinations, the choice in modern breads can be overwhelming. When looking for something simple to bake, I realized that my favorite recipe book has seven recipes for basic white breads. My kitchen is often overwhelmingly crowded with supplies – especially the bread pantry. I wanted to take […]

Caffeine and Fresh Baked Bread – A Perfect Combo?

Green coffee. Green tea. They sound like flavors that you’d find in a café, not a loaf of bread. Surprise! Both work well in many dishes, including baked goods. Green tea has floated in and out of pastry shops, bakeries, and cafes for years, but very rarely does it hit the bread pan – I’ve […]

50 LP loaf 3: English muffin bread for the bread machine

50LP loaf 1:  English muffin bread for the bread machine For information and background on the 50 Loaf Bread Machine Project (aka 50LP), click here. I love english muffins (especially Bay’s, which we get here in the refrigerated department), and I’ve made them from scratch before, but it’s so much easier to throw a few ingredients into my […]

50LP Loaf 2: Italian bread for the bread machine

50LP Loaf 2: Italian bread for the bread machine For information and background on the 50 Loaf Bread Machine Project (aka 50LP), click here. This recipe comes from food.com, courtesy of Biffy 62.  Here is the link to the original recipe, it’s called “Italian Bread (Bread Machine)”.  I have made this bread a few times before, but I […]

50LP loaf 1: Old fashioned buttermilk bread machine bread

50LP loaf 1:  Old fashioned buttermilk bread For information and background on the 50 Loaf Bread Machine Project (aka 50LP), click here. Buttermilk bread is one of my favorite kinds of bread, I love that little tang it gets from the buttermilk.  I decided to try a different recipe than my usual go-to (in the […]