Tag: baking bread

  • Russian Black Bread

    Russian Black Bread

      I got inspired to make bread (thank you Bustednuckles) and didn’t want to just toss together a quick n’ easy loaf. So… This one. Dark, a touch bitter, complex, chewy, and takes all daggone day to make.  So worth it.  Note that this is a very heavy bread dough. I love my stand mixer…

  • Science Experiment: Yeast

    Science Experiment: Yeast

    My son decided he wanted to take part in the science fair at his school. The Little Man is in 6th grade this year, and they had just been discussing cell structure in classes, so when he asked me a few weeks ago for help with ideas on what to do, I suggested yeast among…

  • Glorious Gluten

    Gluten has been getting a bad rap recently, as the new wave of fad dieting sweeps the land, and it’s all the rage to be allergic to gluten. The problem is, a lot of people don’t even know what gluten is, what it does, and why they think they can’t digest it is beyond me.…

  • Six Loaves

      I have been making bread since I was a girl, I can remember making it when I was nine or ten, and I can remember watching my mother make this particular recipe when I was even smaller. She would make a huge batch of bread, perfuming the whole house with the smell of baking,…

  • Cooking From the Garden II

      Continuing the theme of cooking with what I harvested, I made Focaccia Bread for lunch. Fresh herbs, ripe tomatoes, and some shredded summer squash on herby-garlicky dough was delicious!   Focaccia Bread   5 1/2 c all-purpose flour 2 tsp salt 2 tsp white sugar 4 tsp active dry yeast 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 c warm water (105-115…