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Crusty outside, tender and airy inside, you could make a meal of this and a tossed salad.
This is the perfect cross between a bread and a cake.What could be more appealing - a rich challah-style dough is studded with chunks of fresh apples. The bottom of the buns becomes caramelized with sugar and apple juices. Leftovers make terrific French Toast or can be tossed into a bread pudding. Once the dough and apples are put together, you can roll this up, cut into hunks and let rise.
Focaccia does not always have to be savory. Use plump, firm, ripe cherries for this recipe.
The neo-classic cinnamon bun - gently sweet, and just gooey enough. Use your bread machine to make the luscious sweet dough. These are mall-style cinnamon buns.
A sweet, velvety egg bread with pumpkin overtones? What could be nicer?
Add cranberries and raisins if you like but donâ€™t forget the chopped pumpkin seed garnish. This is the most beautiful bread in the world.
One of my first jobs as a professional baker was as head baker for a health food holistic café and restaurant in Montreal called Terre Etoile. Color me green beans – but while all else was healthy and wholesome, the desserts, my unique dessert creations were sheer decadence. Chocolate Sour Cream Layer Cake, mammoth carrot cakes and sinful chocolate chunk cookies and my famous Lawsuit Muffins. Yet, no one complained! The bakery took off and all sorts of famous people, from celebrities to national league baseball players, dropped by for one delight or another (plus horoscope readings among other new age-oriented things). My desserts were only outdone by the sandwiches that Terre Etoile made their reputation on. These sandwiches were massive towering affairs of sprouts and fillings packed on a throne of fluffy, moist, whole-wheaty bread. I say ‘whole-wheaty’ because it was more a matter of baker’s caramel that accounted for the dark color of the crumb than any presence or overload of whole-wheat. There was however, enough whole wheat in it to make a great and flavorful bread on its own; the sandwiches were out of this world. I know, because in addition to creating the full bakery menu, I eventually created all the fillings to go with the sandwiches. This is the sort of bread that craves sprouts, grainy mustard, hothouse tomatoes, Swiss or slices of Havarti cheese and then some vegetarian filling or smoked turkey shavings. I love this bread for its fragrance, moistness, and gorgeous color of the crumb. It’s healthy enough for health cravers and simply great bread for the toast-and-sandwich crowd. Cut it in lofty slices, pile it high and serve forth.
A trio of three great little breads for Thanksgiving include Classic Parker House Buttery Rolls, Miniature Boston Bread Bread Rolls and gorgeous, golden Baby Corn Bread Loaves (with the option of making one larger hospitality cornbread). Three recipes, for a limited time, one great price, $1.99.
Gilding the lily – sure, but why not? A little sweet milk for flavor, some sour cream for additional dairy fat (it’s not a dirty word, shame on you) and some buttermilk for the extra acid and rise it affords. Stone ground cornmeal is best – the rest is like yellow sawdust. Make this in a graniteware pie pan to authenticate Americana corn bread baking or use a 10 inch cast iron skillet (The Lodge, America's best know cast iron cookware makers offer the best cast iron skillets(a square one is another good choice for cornbread). Nowadays The Lodge cast iron classics come pre-seasoned – for the prettiest cornbread ever, check out www.Lodgemfg.com)
Perfect for any holiday or informal occasion.
These are the basics on sourdough baking, with a reference to San Francisco Sourdough Bread recipe and Classic Sourdough Starter.
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