One of the things that I tend to do in the morning is look at the daily recipes on the Allrecipes site. This morning, there was a recipe for Real NY Jewish Rye Bread. It looked like an interesting recipe, especially since it called for pickle juice and dry potato flakes.
Every now and then, Susan and I make a King Cake for Mardi Gras. This year, Susan suggested that we make a Christmas King Cake, decorated in red and green. I thought – what a good idea, especially since we’re breaking with tradition this year and having a New Orleans themed Christmas dinner!
A couple of years ago I purchased a Zojirushi mini bread machine. It has turned out to be one of the best investments I’ve ever made! I use it several times a week, and can’t remember the last time I actually bought bread.
Bran mini muffins are both delicious and good for you. They can be prepared in advance, and will make an awesome addition to your Mother’s Day brunch!
I love making bread and experimenting with new techniques. In fact, I can’t remember the last time that I bought bread at the grocery store. Recently, I’ve tried my hand at making bread from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.
I thought I’d make something that would use up the last Granny Smith apple. What I settled on was a variation on carrot cake, omitting the pineapple and coconut, and instead using apples, Craisins and wheat bran! Who would have thought that they would have tasted so good!
When Susan and I were in Paris, we ate a lot of Croque Monsieurs. At one little café, the Croque Monsieurs were paired with the most incredible fries. Unfortunately, we’ve been unsuccessful in finding the fries here, or figuring out how to cut them.
This is the ultimate recipe for french bread. It’s a breeze to make with a bread machine, and consistently produces amazing french bread. I’ve been told by both Susan and the Master Taste Tester not to try any other french bread recipe!
What do you do with an over-ripe banana? The best thing that I know is to use it to make Banana Craisin Mini Muffins. They’re moist, easy to make, and absolutely delicious – a perfect brunch treat for Mother’s Day.
For some time, I’ve tried to make a decent rye bread. Up until now, my attempts have been pretty much disastrous. The bread just wouldn’t rise. Because of this, the bread was quite dense, and just not good at all.