Category Archives: Yeast Breads

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Soft Pretzels

Week Forty-One: German Breads If there was ever a bread to exemplify the German state, the pretzel might just be it.  Straightforward, beautiful in its simplicity, rustic and refined, each variation as excellent as the one before… and of course, … Continue reading

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Pumpernickel

Week Forty-One: German Breads This week, I’ll be exploring the wide, wide world of German breads.  You may not think of Germany as a particularly bread-loving country, as much attention as is justly directed towards their beer and sausages, but this … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Bread, One More Time

Week Forty: One More Time The first time I made banh mi bread, I must have been some kind of busy.  I don’t remember exactly what I was doing, but whatever it was, it was enough to make me forget … Continue reading

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Angel Biscuits, One More Time

Week Forty: One More Time When I embarked on my biscuit adventure some weeks ago, I neglected to remember one important detail: I didn’t own any round biscuit cutters.  Bunny shape, check.  Bone shape, check.  Halloween cat and ghost shapes, … Continue reading

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100% Whole Wheat No-Knead Bread, One More Time

Week Forty: One More Time Jim Lahey’s no-knead method is so amazingly simple that it’s quite tempting to fiddle with it, making substitutions here and there, pushing the limits.  One of the more obvious changes is to swap the white … Continue reading

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Ensaïmadas, One More Time

Week Forty: One More Time Generally speaking, I fall into the “Cook’s Illustrated” school of thought, which is to say that I prefer to produce the ideal example of whatever item I happen to be cooking.  (Though who wouldn’t?)  But … Continue reading

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Tortas de Aceite, One More Time

Week Forty: One More Time Can you believe it?  It’s already the end of the third quarter!  The year is mostly done, and soon this project will be over.  Not to spoil the surprise, but I do plan to continue … Continue reading

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Olive Parmesan No-Knead Bread

Week Thirty-Nine: No-Knead Bread Week This last no-knead variation takes yesterday’s adaptation one step further: instead of simply adding different grains to subtly change the flavor, this version adds such generous amounts of parmesan and kalamata olives that the word … Continue reading

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Almost No-Knead Bread

Week Thirty-Nine: No-Knead Bread Week I do attract an astute crowd, don’t I?  A couple of sharp-minded readers totally predicted today’s recipe without even knowing it, in helpful response to the whole wheat no-knead bread fiasco.  For anyone who hasn’t … Continue reading

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Quick No-Knead Bread

Week Thirty-Nine: No-Knead Bread Week Okay, you’re sold on this whole “no-knead bread” thing.  You’re ready to try it out.  Problem is, you’re never in one spot long enough to make it through the whole twenty-odd hour process.  Or maybe … Continue reading

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