There are a few things in the baking world that seem almost magical to others. Bread making is one of those. To those who haven’t made homemade bread, it seems mysterious and vast. Unknown terms and the unknown magic of yeast. But it doesn’t need to be. People have been making bread since…well, the beginning of recorded history. It only seems so… Read More
Perfect, crusty French bread. Which is better? The crusty, chewy outside? The soft, delicate inside? The combination together? Whatever your choice, this recipe is fabulous. I love it warm smothered with butter. This recipe isn’t hard. Even though it’s homemade bread, it’s straight-forward. But as with all bread, don’t be discouraged if your first loaf isn’t perfect. I’ve included step-by-step pictures… Read More
We’ve gone through a lot of ingredients over the last year or so during my “Ingredients: Everything You Need to Know” series- their uses, where they come from, etc. And it’s time to start with the all of the spices you might run across. Let’s get started with parsley!
Leavening agents are fundamental to the recipes that call for them. You may be able to make chocolate chip cookies without flour (I wouldn’t recommend it…but it’s possible), but you can’t make them without a leavening agent. The importance of leavening is often overlooked. When looking at a recipe with a ton of ingredients, I do have to wonder if… Read More
Have you ever been in the middle of making a recipe and discovered you were out of something? Or practicing “mise en place” (as we should all do), and found that you’re out of an ingredient? And there isn’t time enough to run to the grocery store? Those are the situations in which we rely on substituting an ingredient…. Read More