Oatmeal Sandwich Bread; culling cook books, keeping memories

Sandwich Bread

Attempt number two at making sandwich bread was…. interesting. I managed to buy flour, but, when I got home I discovered it was cake flour not all-purpose flour, which is not even closely related to bread flour. Remember I’m doing it online and the supermarket sites aren’t quite as sophisticated and informative as Amazon. I … Continue reading…

Oatmeal Bread – 1st try; spring sunshine

Oatmeal Bread

I saw a post on Facebook the other day commenting on the fact that everyone in the world (apparently) is baking bread. People who have never baked before are nursing sourdough starters on their kitchen counters. The only thing worse than the toilet paper shortage is the flour shortage. The author went on to posit … Continue reading…

Irish Brown Soda Bread; PBS Auctions

I have been making this bread every week for the last 20 years or so. I first started making it around 1992 as that is the copyright date of the cookbook I found the recipe in: “Ireland – Grand Places, Glorious Food Cookbook”. There are 2 brown soda bread recipes in the book, both ‘traditional’ … Continue reading…

Bread Baking Babes celebrate spring with a twist

Bread Baking Babes are celebrating spring with a twist – braided Romanian Easter Bread. And I can’t wait to tell one of my fellow students in French school…. She and her husband are from Romania! Elle, of Feeding My Enthusiasms, and our host kitchen this month decided we should celebrate both Easter and spring. From … Continue reading…

Bread Baking Buddies Stuff It!

Being host kitchen of the month for the illustrious Bread Baking Babes is an awesome task. First, one has to decide on the bread…. Drool-worthy research is involved. Second, one must bake the chosen bread, in this case, Caramelized Onion, Herb and Cheese Stuffed Bread.  Third, one must eat the bread (best part – this … Continue reading…

I told the Bread Baking Babes to Stuff It!

The Bread, that is…. Behold the Kitchen of the Month! Okay, that may be a bit much, but I thought some sort of fanfare was needed. And I left out the ‘All bow down’ bit….. I’ve been doing the monthly showcase of the bread baking triumphs of all the illustrious Babes for a few years … Continue reading…

Caramelised Onion, Herb, Cheese Stuffed Bread, I’m a Babe!

I’m a Baking Babe again! As the other Bread Baking Babes know, I more or less retired from active bread baking when mon mari had his pancreas removed a few years ago (thus becoming a Type 1 diabetic). Still….. The other Babes thought I might enjoy getting up to my elbows in flour again so … Continue reading…