Monthly Archives: September 2009

Light Brioche Buns

Week Thirty-Seven: Viennoiserie This week, I’ll be discussing a type of bread that many people may not even think of as bread.  The French term for this group is Viennoiserie, and literally translates to “Viennese specialties”.  Though many people mistakenly … Continue reading

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Bara Brith (Welsh Spotted Bread)

Week Thirty-Six: Breads of the United Kingdom In the United Kingdom, people drink a staggering 1,000 cups of tea per person per year.  For contrast, the average American drinks about 550 cups of coffee per year.  It makes perfect sense, … Continue reading

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Sally Lunn

Week Thirty-Six: Breads of the United Kingdom  Move over, brioche.  King cake, step aside.  You too, challah.  There’s a new lass in my life, and her name is Sally Lunn.  She’s a giant fairy of a bread, softer than down, … Continue reading

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Bloomer Bread

Week Thirty-Six: Breads of the United Kingdom Okay, Mr. Smartypants, you who know so much about British culture.  You sussed me out.  You know that the term “bloomer” is about as precise as the word “loaf”.  You know that today’s bread … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Bannock

Week Thirty-Six: Breads of the United Kingdom The bread for today, bannock, is one of those delightful breads that has no standard recipe or cooking method, which basically means that you can make it however you want.  If anyone complains, … Continue reading

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Grant Bread

Week Thirty-Six: Breads of the United Kingdom It seemed too good to be true: a 100% whole-wheat, yeast-leavened bread, mixed by hand in about a minute, with hardly any rising time at all.  It was the promise of a yeast … Continue reading

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