Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bake Your Own Bread ~ You Can Do It!

It's true, you can! And the best part is that once you get started, it gets easier. Don't be intimidated by recipes that sound complicated or yeast disaster stories ~ we've all had mishaps and we emerge better, wiser bakers from them. Stick with it and the rewards will be enormous; there's nothing like making homemade breads and other baked goods for your family, your friends, and yourself.

Over the course of this coming year, I'll be exploring some new recipes here ~ old breads that are artisan classics as well as newer breads that employ unconventional flours and techniques. In the meantime, I've gathered a few recipes to get you started on the path to oven love.

Remember, enjoyment is everything, so relax and "lean into" the process! Have fun. Wear an apron, or don't. Smile. Bread is on its way!

Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day = No excuses!
Irish Soda Bread ~ It isn't just for St. Patrick's Day!
Azerbaijani Sweet Bread ~ Like a giant cinnamon roll
Hot Dog Buns ~ or red hot rolls
Cracked Wheat Topknots ~ Delicious and pretty
Lavash Crackers

Happy Baking!


Renata said...

I'm a huge fan of homemade bread and can't wait to see what you bring us!

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

Thanks for the pep talk! One of the best kitchen smells is cooking bread...I really do want to do more of it.

Mary said...

I'm really looking forward to your bread recipes. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Tom Heavey said...

Great Blog, love it!...the world needs more bakers....

When these exams are done I'm all over these recipes

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