Category Archives: breads

Grilled Naan

Two reasons to make your own flatbreads: 1. They sell naan in packs of two for $3.00, and for three bucks in ingredients you can make a dozen or more. 2. Store-bought never tastes as good as right off the … Continue reading

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Crackers from scratch

I have been meaning to try my buddy Muddy’s flatbread (either this one or this one or the non-flat one here, doesn’t really matter which) for quite some time now, so will have to make that a priority this summer. … Continue reading

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Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! Gotta confess … I don’t get St Patrick’s Day. I just don’t get it. First of all, St Patrick was English, which right off the bat makes him a highly unlikely candidate for Irish immortality. … Continue reading


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No-Rise Cinnamon Rolls (which makes them sort of a cinnamon biscuit / scone / muffin / roll)

No yeast but 4 tsp of baking powder make these “rolls” more like biscuits. To me, they’re just as good as traditional, but just a little different. I actually prefer the more biscuity texture, instead of the doughy, bready feel … Continue reading

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More on the french bread

Still thinking about my first attempt at french bread, and the whole poolish thing is stuck in my head. Is a poolish a poor man’s sourdough starter? Or maybe lazy man is the better term. Because it sure seemed as … Continue reading

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Poolish is as poolish does.

We’ve been parents for a little more than a month now, and mostly I’ve been loving every minute of it. Not so much the waking up in the middle of the night, not so much the diapers, not so much … Continue reading

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Pizza dough goes no-knead.

First of all, every time I type this, I spell it “know-need.” Anyway, we’ve had mixed results with the no-knead bread dough, and pizza as much as bread needs those closely linked gluten fibers that kneading creates, so this ought … Continue reading

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Fake Baking

This weekend’s The Splendid Table featured Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg, who explained how everyone can enjoy homemade artisan bread in just five minutes a day. Really. I’m still trying to find five free minutes. Make it “artisan bread in … Continue reading

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