District of Breads

Blueberry Cream Cheese Braid

This recipe is two days in the making. I saw it a while back on The Fresh Loaf and I’ve been itching to make it ever since. I absolutely love sweetened cream cheese. A good cream cheese danish is my weakness and can be used to subvert my will. I’m also a fan of blueberries, […]

Bread Lesson Two

Moving on from Bread Lesson One, today’s bread adds ingredients to the simplest recipe to change the texture and flavor of the bread dramatically. This bread adds milk, butter, and sugar to create a very sweet and very soft bread with a nice crispy crust. I can’t wait until it cools off all the way […]

Italian Bread Bowls with Clam Chowder

Two things I’ve been wanting to make for a while now, bread bowls and clam chowder. I figured this weekend was a good time to do so. I’ve had the recipe for the bread bowls for quite a while, but I just looked up the clam chowder today. I remember the thought of clam chowder […]

Pita Bread

Again a recipe from one of my favorite sites The Fresh Loaf, tonight’s recipe is pita bread. I’ve always wanted to demystify pitas and now they’re as easy as pie. (You know, making a good pie really isn’t that easy, I wonder why people say that?) These were very quick and very easily. This is […]

Cream Biscuits

Another quick recipe from The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, I chose today’s food simply because I’m eager to get some weekend R&R and I had all of these ingredients laying around. I’ve never made biscuits before that didn’t come from a tube, so I figured that tonight shall be the night. (and I can […]

Amazing Failure! – Herbed Soda Bread

Okay this one is hilarious. There are several factors that contributed to the failure of this bread, all of which will be explained below. It’s going to look like I have trouble with breads or something when in reality, I’m usually fairly proficient with breads, cakes and pizzas. I think I may have to post […]

Bread Lesson One

Over at The Fresh Loaf, which is a great site if I haven’t mentioned yet, there is a fabulous section for learning the ins and outs of bread making. Anyone who has every wanted to start baking bread but was worried that it was either too hard too complicated, check out their lessons. Even though […]