Pita bread

Our new place is right around the corner from a small grocery/liquor store that sells some of the best pita I’ve ever had. When I was planning a big Middle Eastern dinner for family, I just counted on picking up a few packages of bread, knowing I’d be pretty […]

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Part of moving overseas means making sacrifices. You have to give up some things, and sometimes, it’s pretty painful. The whole three months we spent in Thailand, I never had a kitchen. That was a HUGE sacrifice, even though I could eat amazing food for pennies, it just wasn’t […]

Pesto Swirl Bread

I love baking bread on the weekends, when I’m not doing too much and have plenty of time to wait for it to rise.  I stumbled upon the fantastic Joy of Cooking recipe for basic white bread and made a few loaves to cut up for stuffing on Thanksgiving. […]

Soft Pretzels

These have been on my to-make list for awhile, but it wasn’t until I was standing in my kitchen, thinking about making some bread, that I realized I had all the ingredients and plenty of time to make pretzels.  I’m so happy I did, because these were HIGHLY addictive.  Like, […]

Conchas

The first time I visited a Mexican grocery store, some beautiful rolls with an attractive pink topping caught my eye.  I ADORE pan dulce, and can’t resist picking up at least a couple any time I go to a Mexican grocery store.  It didn’t occur to me until very recently […]

Ciabatta

I was planning on making Kalamata Olive Ciabatta, because I’ve had it from a bakery before and I think it’s divine. However, I had some distractions while I was making the bread (there is a lot of folding – waiting – folding – waiting – shaping – waiting…so I […]

Rosemary Focaccia

As a child, and I remember the first time I ever had focaccia.  It was my first foray into the wonderful world of bread beyond plain white sandwich bread and baguettes with crusts so tough I thought my teeth would break.  I fell in love on the spot with […]

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