Feed on
Posts
Comments

Category Archive for 'Lean Doughs'

Baguettes à la Bouabsa

Baguettes à la Bouabsa When I first started learning how to bake bread a few years ago, my goal then, as it is to this day, was to be able to bake breads with superior flavor, texture and aesthetics.  Most of the bread books I’d read at the time, as well as most of the […]

Read Full Post »

Tahini Bread

Tahini Bread, shown with Tahini and Sesame Seeds If you’ve ever had the pleasure of sampling a piece of halvah, that sweet, dense and crumbly sesame seed-based confection, then you’ll understand why I’ve been enamored of sesame flavor since childhood.  Sesame seeds and bread are a classic combination.  Whether sprinkled on top of a loaf, […]

Read Full Post »

Multigrain Bread

Multigrain Bread Alright everyone.  Get out your monogrammed stationery and Cross pen.  This is a bread that you simply must write home about. Up until this point, I’ve not been a real big fan of multigrain bread.  Perhaps it’s because I’ve never had the pleasure of sampling a really well-made multigrain loaf.  To me, multigrain […]

Read Full Post »

Bialys

A Toasted Bialy with Butter and Smoked Salmon – Perfect for Breakfast or Brunch If there was one bread that could legitimately lay claim to being the bagel’s ‘heir apparent’, it would have to be the bialy.  A lesser-known cousin to the bagel, the bialy is named after Bialystok, the city in Poland from which it originates.  Like the bagel, […]

Read Full Post »

Potato Leek Bread

Potato Leek Bread With the arrival of spring here in New England (although with evening temperatures still below freezing, one would be hard-pressed to find evidence of spring’s return), gastronomic thoughts turn from the rich, substantial ‘comfort foods’ of winter to lighter, more refreshing fare.  But what of those of us who would like to continue to enjoy some of […]

Read Full Post »

Ciabatta Made Using New Tandem Technique In the previous post (More Musings on Mixing… ), I described a newly devised ‘double flour addition’ dough mixing technique which will allow a home baker, using a conventional tabletop stand mixer, to produce a well developed, nicely aerated dough nearly identical to those produced by professional bakers using commercial […]

Read Full Post »

TARRP Bread

TARRP Bread Sometimes, a wonderful creation can be stuck with a terribly unfortunate acronym.  When first published in the May 2005 issue of Modern Baking, Steve Barnhart of Bennison’s Bakery in Evanston, IL chose to call his richly-flavored bread, laden with tomatoes, Asiago cheese, roasted garlic, rosemary and Parmesan cheese, “TARRP” bread.  Little did he know that only 3 years […]

Read Full Post »

Peanut Bread

Peanut Bread Ever since George Washington Carver first started experimenting with the peanut plant in the early 1900′s, the peanut has become one of America’s most versatile legumes.  The peanut has become so ingrained into American culture that the USA team competing at the 2005 Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie decided to present a peanut bread as one of […]

Read Full Post »

Cherry Pecan Bread

Cherry Pecan Bread While trying to decide upon a bread to bake for the Thanksgiving Day table, I remembered a wonderful cranberry pecan bread that I had the pleasure of sampling some months ago.  The bread was a creation of a good friend of mine, James McNamara, the talented head baker at Wave Hill Breads in Wilton, Connecticut.  Cranberries, […]

Read Full Post »

Pain Normand

Pain Normand For those of you who are regular readers of this blog, you may have surmised that I am not a real big fan of heavily flavored breads.  To me, the essence of bread baking is finding new ways to coax out the natural flavor of the wheat or whatever grain is being used.  Save the ‘blend-ins’ for […]

Read Full Post »

Next »