Monthly Archives: March 2009

Rustic Sourdough

Week Twelve: Pre-Fermented Breads   This is called a “sourdough”; but technically, it’s not a true sourdough bread.  A true sourdough will use a starter to capture wild air-borne yeasts, rather than using a standard baker’s yeast.  The starter is … Continue reading

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Epi Baguettes

Week Twelve: Pre-Fermented Breads The bread for today uses a pre-ferment known as a pâte fermentée, or “fermented dough” in French.  This technique uses a piece of dough from a previous batch of bread as the pre-ferment, introducing flavor and … Continue reading

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Brown Soda Bread

Week Twelve: Pre-Fermented Breads Brown Soda Bread!   Well, today is St. Patrick’s Day, and if you thought I’d let it go without mentioning it, you’ve got another thing coming.  If there’s one bread anyone in America makes in honor … Continue reading

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G’Bread

Week Twelve: Pre-Fermented Breads This week, I’ll be discussing breads that use a simple and ancient way to improve the flavor and texture of your finished loaf.  All these breads will use what’s called a “pre-ferment”, which just means that … Continue reading

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Bean Parathas

Week Eleven: Savory Pancakes Here I go again, with my Indian food kick.  I just couldn’t pass up this recipe, even though it’s not exactly a pancake as such.  It is definitely a griddle-cooked flatbread, though; so I say it’s fair … Continue reading

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Wild Rice Pancakes

Week Eleven: Savory Pancakes I just love wild rice.  It’s very similar to brown rice, but with a deeper, richer flavor, and an even heartier texture.  Did you know that it’s not actually a true rice?  Yes, it grows in … Continue reading

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Spicy Sausage Pancakes

Week Eleven: Savory Pancakes I remember the first time I tried sausage with syrup.  It was at my cousins’ cousins’ house.  Yes, you heard that right; and yes, it was in Kentucky.  We were all enjoying a delectable pancake breakfast, … Continue reading

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Cornmeal Crêpes

 Week Eleven: Savory Pancakes  Ah, the crêpe.  A most unapologetically French food, it is a little fussy, yet quite simple when you get right down to it, and incredibly delicious.  Though there are similar flatbreads (or pancakes) in many cultures … Continue reading

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Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Week Eleven: Savory Pancakes Okay, I’ll admit it; this is sort of a stretch to be included as a bread per se, because of the low percentage of flour.  But cut me some slack… it’s a bit tricky to find … Continue reading

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Buckwheat Blini

Week Eleven: Savory Pancakes This week, I decided to feature a type of bread that many people hardly even consider to be “bread” in the first place: the pancake.  And truthfully, I don’t exactly consider the typical fluffy and sweet American … Continue reading

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