Meet Zelda, my Sourdough Starter. She’s the newest edition to my culinary bag of tricks. Nine days ago, she was nothing but a blob of water and flour. However, with regular feedings, she grew into a vibrant and bubbly sourdough starter!
Making yeast bread is an immensely satisfying endeavor. Watching yeast transform simple ingredients into an amazing bread is magical. For the yeast breads, I generally but not always use my bread machine to do most of the work. Don't forget quick breads - they are easy to make and delicious to eat.
Some of my favorite yeast breads include homemade hamburger buns, crusty French bread and oat rolls. You will be amazed at how easy these delicious breads are to make and even more amazed at how good they are!
If you like Reubens, you’ll absolutely love these Easy Reuben Sliders. They’re perfect for appetizers, brunch, lunch, or anytime. You can use leftover corned beef, or deli-sliced corned beef for these tasty morsels.
Hot Cross Buns are a traditional British treat reserved for Good Friday. They are lightly spiced yeasted sweet bun. Hot Cross Buns are studded with currants or raisins, and marked at the top with a cross that’s either etched into the dough, or piped in icing.
When you hear Waterford, you’re likely to think of its famous crystal. However, Waterford is equally famous for its Blaa, which is a soft white bread roll with a floury exterior. It is the quintessential morning roll that locals fill with sausages, eggs, crispy bacon, or whatever else suits their fancy. They’re perfect for St….
One of Susan’s favorite pizzas is the Rosemary Chicken and Potato Pizza from California Pizza Kitchen. Unfortunately, this pizza has been discontinued in the restaurants. Its recipe, however, is in The California Pizza Kitchen Cookbook.
In the United Kingdom (UK), Pancake Day is synonymous with Shrove Tuesday, a.k.a. Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras. It is viewed as the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before the upcoming Lent season. What better way to use up these ingredients than with Pancakes?
Pain Perdu is French for “lost bread”, referring stale bread that would otherwise be disposed of. Pain Perdu, the New Orleans version of French toast, is generally made with stale French bread. The French bread is sliced thick, dipped in an egg custard, and fried in butter. It’s perfect for a Mardi Gras breakfast or…
Laissez les bon temps rouler with these delicious Mini Mardi Gras Cinnamon Rolls. They have all the flavor of a traditional King Cake in a deletable small package!
Mardi Gras which French for Fat Tuesday begins on January 6 and culminates on the day before Ash Wednesday. The King Cake is a quintessential confection that is decorated in Mardi Gras colors. Purple signifies justice; green denotes faith; and gold or yellow signifies power. Traditionally, a tiny plastic baby is hidden in the King Cake. Whoever,…
It may not be the official sandwich of New Orleans, but the Po ‘Boy is as much a New Orleans tradition as is jambalaya and gumbo. Start with a Po ‘Boy Roll, add fried shrimp and the “fixin’s”, and you have the perfect Shrimp Po ‘Boy.
In New Orleans, Beignets are a fried yeasted dough served with confectioners’ sugar on top. They are traditionally prepared right before they’re served to be eaten fresh and hot. They were brought to New Orleans in the 18th century by French colonists, and made famous by the Café du Monde.
New Orleans Po ‘Boy Rolls are known for their light crispy crust and fluffy interior. There are different stories as to the origin of the term Po ‘Boys, but a popular view is that it’s the Louisiana rendition of “poor boys.” Because of their fluffy interior, New Orleans Po ‘Boy Rolls are perfect for sopping…