One of my absolute favorite things to make is bread and rolls. The fact that one can add a little bit of salt and yeast to what I used as paste when I as a kid is totally captivating. I don’t think that there is a time when I don’t marvel at the magical powers…
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.
Ever since I got my little bread machine, I’ve been experimenting and trying to perfect different breads. One success story is my french bread rolls! I make these incredible rolls at least once a week. The basis for the recipe that I use came from the King Arthur Flour site.
When Susan and I were in Paris earlier this year, we seemed to eat pizza a lot. Part of the reason was that there was a wonderful little pizza restaurant right across the street from our hotel.
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!