Here is a basic sourdough bread made using the 100% hydration starter. This is a simple recipe involving only 4 ingredients – flour , water , salt and the yeast (starter). This recipe adapts well to additions and can be made into a loaf , rolls , boule or any shape you wish .
Tangzhong is a cooked gelatinous mixture of liquid and flour. It is used to replace a portion of the flour in the traditional bread recipes. Tangzhong makes the bread softer and stay fresh longer.
Naan is a soft and fluffy Indian flat bread. Adding Sourdough culture to the Naan recipe creates more mature, and complex flavors. This is as close you can get to Naans made by the traditional Tandoor bakers of the villages.
Simit is a popular ring shaped Turkish bread. A touch of molasses and coating of seeds gives it its characteristic crust and taste. A wonderful breakfast bread or snack.
Milk Bread is soft and spongy and great tasting. It is a favorite of adults and kids alike. This loaf, made with an additional ingredient- Herman Starter – tastes great and is much leaner.
Kulich is a rich yeasted cake that is served during Easter. It is a popular tradition among the Orthodox Christians of Eastern Europe and Russia to make and serve this cake during Easter. This tall cake is delicious, airy and often decorated with colorful sprinkles or flowers.
A savory quick bread filled bold flavors of sharp cheddar, fresh green onions and nigella seeds. This is an easy bread to make at home and perfect to serve anytime.
This is an easy anytime flat bread. The dough is easy to make and the bread is soft and stays soft for hours when stored wrapped. This recipe is perfect for make ahead meals like school lunches or picnics.
HImbasha or Ambasaha is a Ethiopian/Eritrean celebration bread. It is lightly sweet and flavored with spices, usually cardamom. Just perfect for a light snack paired with a mug of Ethiopian coffee..
These home made pull apart rolls
are perfect for sharing. These are easy to make and you get a taste of garlic and herbs in every bite.
Pull apart or tear and share breads are perfect for casual gatherings or family meals. This wonderful bread filled with grated tart apples and walnuts . Serve it at tea time or for breakfast as a special treat.
Bundt pan , brown sugar and sweet dough, Monkey bread is fun to make . Soft pieces of bread coated in sticky caramel is perfect dinner dessert. If you are looking for a recipe to make with kids, this is a must read!
This Mediterranean Olive Loaf is a rustic free form loaf dotted with olives. A few simple but high quality ingredients are all you need here. The olives are the star and add an extra depth of flavor to this bread. It is prefect to much on as is or as a side for soups and salads.
Pane Di Pasqua – this is the Italian Easter bread that is soft, sweet and absolutely delicious. It is an enriched bread almost like a brioche and shaped into braids or wreaths and studded with eggs. These mini wreaths with eggs in the center is perfect for the Easter basket !
Soda breads are leavened with baking soda and can be made in very little time. Spotted Dog is a sweeter version of Irish Soda bread with currants or raisins added. This light and sweet bread can be made in under an hour .
Who does not like a sweet sandwich bread ? Here is an easy recipe that is sure to become a family favorite. Swirls of nutella adds to the appeal of this bread. Just slice and serve !
Here is a heartier whole wheat take on the popular hot cross buns. These are filled with black and golden raisins and spices. Orange zest and glaze adds a bit of citrus tones to it. Perfect to slice and toast or to make that french toast !
A bright and sunny loaf that is perfect to serve with a spicy curry/ soup or just as an appetizer ! This pull apart bread is fun to make and delicious to devour . Turmeric gives this loaf its signature color while the herbs and enhance the flavors .
Pulla is a cardamom flavored bread from Finland. It is soft and sweet with an almost cake like quality. Delicious and pretty !
These are sweet rolls – soft delicious and filled oozing with raspberry goodness. A lighter version of sweet dough and an absolutely delicious berry filling makes this an indulgence you can be proud of . Let’s get kneading 🙂
These are gluten free flat breads made with rice flour. Freshly made pathiris are soft and melt in the mouth delicious. These are relished with spicy curries or just some sweetened coconut milk.
I love this rustic loaf ! Sun-dried tomatoes bring intense sweet and tangy flavors to the bread and add beautiful specs of color. This is perfect to make a simple sandwich or to have with a bowl of soup !
Delicious dinner rolls are easy to make using this recipe. These dinner rolls come together in just 2 hours with no kneading at all. Fresh bread right out of the oven with the least amount of effort and it is all real food !
This is an interesting take on regular garlic bread. The fun shaping elevates into a centerpiece . It is perfect for sharing – just reach into it and tear off piece by piece 🙂
A lighter and healthier version of the British classic – spiced and filled with fruit ! Make these hot cross buns with or without the cross any time of the year !
Pav is a soft and spongy bread used in many Indian Street food recipes. It is toasted and served with a spicy mixed vegetable mash (Pav Bhaji) or with a crunchy potato parry (Vada Pav) or in Dabeli or Misal Pav .. The versions and flavors are many but this delicious bread never fails to deliver !
Who wouldn’t love a beautiful slice of purple bread as breakfast toast ! It is delicious , soft and spongy and a treat to the eyes. Ube or purple yam is used to give it the lovely color, no artificial dyes needed.
Kaiser rolls are one of the most versatile sandwich buns. These are soft and delicious and are often topped with seeds. Twist them into their beautiful shapes or use a stamp
Here is a simple baguette recipe that is easy to master. Baguettes take only 4 ingredients but the technique and proportions are what give it its characteristic appeal. With a little bit of patience and practice it will taste and look better than the store bought ones.
Lussekatter or Lucia Rolls are saffron flavored Swedish buns. These are popular during X’mas time . The buns are lightly sweetened and enriched with eggs, diary and sugar. These bright and soft rolls are a treat any time , but especially so during the dark winter months.
This is the perfect quick bread for fall. It is moist and delicious and is made with the favorite fall vegetable – pumpkin. A spiced sugar topping
gives it a crunchy crust and the spices makes the loaf deliciously comforting.
Naan is a popular North Indian flat bread. This delicious bread for scooping up spicy curries can be made home as well. Fresh made Naan right out of your own own is definitely a treat worth making..
Here is a 3 strand Challah studded with poppy seeds. This is the all time favorite bread for us and made quite often at home. Why do we love
The warm aroma of cinnamon rolls baking in the oven, such a fun way to wake the kids up in the mornings 🙂 . Meet this fancier cousin of your everyday cinnamon roll – Estonian Kringle .
One of the perks of living in Southern California is that one gets to experience different cultures and cuisines. Sometime back I found these wonderful sweetbreads called
Rich , fun and ready to share – if there is party bread , this is it . Hard to believe that it is just a
The undisputed capital of Indian street food is Mumbai . It is not that the other regions do not have their own varieties , but Mumbai managed
Dilkhush or Dilpasanad are these plain looking buns from South India. But don’t be fooled, when you bite into these there is an explosion of sweet coconut and dry fruits .. a perfect evening snack !
Hot cross buns – this British classic is treat around Easter. Whether you believe the stories or not these are perfect with a cup of coffee / tea . These soft buns are flavored with spices like cinnamon , cardamom and nutmeg and filled with dried fruit. Whether you make them with a cross or not these are absolutely delicious to have!
The other day I blogged about our favorite Tandoori chicken . When I am making this I usually make a few extra pieces . This lightly spiced chicken
This here is my basic whole wheat pizza dough. This recipe is beginner friendly and makes good pizza crust with a variety of whole wheat flours, be it fine ground white whole wheat flour or more coarse ground flour.
Everybody likes a good burger . It is convenient , tasty and come in myriad versions . The classic burger buns are lightly sweet , soft and tender while
I love buttermilk . Here is this wonderful ingredient that enhances the flavor and texture of your baked goods without adding copious amount of fat . It
Bright red cranberries , fresh orange juice and crunchy nuts make this quick bread a treat. Warm or cooled these are a treat. Make the night before and serve in the morning for breakfast for a more mellow, mature flavor. Bake mini loaves and share the love …
A rustic no knead loaf studded with walnuts and cranberries. Being a no knead bread it very little effort to make. Mix and set the dough aside for the gluten to develop slowly. The flavors are perfect for fall and the method allows you to schedule baking according to your convenience.