Baking Archives

100% Whole Grain Rosemary Potato Dinner Rolls with a Salt Crust

Banana Bread 101

Banana Bread
Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book (makes one 8″ loaf)
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1-1/2 cups mashed very ripe bananas (approx 3)
6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 large free range eggs
1/4 cup whole yogurt
1 tsp vanilla extract

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F with rack [...]

Spicy Spiral Bread

Spicy Spiral Bread (from Amber’s Delectable Delights)
2-1/2 tsp dry active yeast
1/4 cup hot water
2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup corn meal
1-1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1/2 tsp chipotle chili pepper powder
2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup water
14 oz (398 ml) organic refried beans
10.5 oz (300 gm) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1-1/2 tbsp chili powder
1/2 cup diced [...]

Grilled Shark and Bakes

Fish and Marinade
shark steak(s)
1/2 bunch scallions trimmed and coarsely chopped
1 tbsp chives cut in half
2 shallots coarsely chopped
4 cloves of garlic coarsely chopped
1 rib of celery coarsely chopped
1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves
2 tbsp fresh mint leaves
1 jalapeño chilli, seeded and coarsely chopped
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup fresh organic lime juice
2-1/2 tsp sea salt
1 [...]

Home-Baked Multi-Grain Dinner Rolls

Multi-grain dinner rolls
3 cups hard whole wheat flour
1/3 cup old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup wheat bran
2-1/2 tbsp quick rising yeast
1-1/2 tsp coarse kosher salt
1 cup water
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp honey
non stick cooking spray
1 large egg beaten with 2 tbsp water for glaze.

Combine 3 cups flour and next 6 ingredients in a [...]

Simply Delicious: Nectarine Golden Cake

One thing about loving to eat and being married to a man who loves to cook and bake – life takes on this almost magical “my every wish fulfilled” quality.
The other day the latest issue of Gourmet magazine arrived in the mail. My job around here is to look through cookbooks and magazines [...]

Homemade Hamburger Buns!

We had burgers tonight – Julia burgers, made with chunks of flank steak – and Ward decided to make his own hamburger buns. He’d read this recipe in the June 2009 issue of Gourmet, and thought it sounded like it would be fun (which is why he does the cooking and I do the eating).
He [...]