Category: Bread

Lavender Bread

Lavender Olive Oil Bread I wanted to make more Rosemary Olive Oil bread, but didn’t want to strip my rosemary plant, so I tried the same recipe with fresh lavender leaves.  The slight sweetness of the lavender makes this especially good for French toast — and indeed, my beta testers have already asked for more!…

Pain de Campagne, v3

Pain de Campagne v3 This is my third version of pain de campagne, originally found in William Alexander’s book 52 Loaves, which I highly recommend (www.williamalexander.com). For this version, I changed the proportions of the flours used, and also adjusted some of the action steps in line with what has been working well for me.…

Swedish Limpa Bread

Swedish Limpa Bread This bread was mentioned to me by my knitting-and-baking co-conspirator Janine, so I thought I’d give it a go.  This recipe is adapted from Beard on Bread, by the celebrated chef James Beard.  It’s similar to the dark rye I make with orange zest, caraway, anise, and fennel, but the beer adds…

Mediterranean Bread

Mediterranean Bread Lately, I’ve been enjoying variations of the Rosemary Olive Oil Bread I first posted a month ago.  Last night I started this particular version incorporating Kalamata olives, a dollop of levain, and a tablespoon each of home-dried oregano, sage, and marjoram. I fermented it overnight, then got up entirely too early so that…

Dill+Olive Bread

Olive-and-Dill Bread This recipe emerged from a) having a lot of fresh dill that is about to bolt, b) loving the texture and taste of rosemary-olive bread (recipe here: https://drkyre.com/2020/05/rosemary-bread), PLUS c) finding a jar of black Kalamata olives in the fridge!  The base recipe is from Olive magazine in the UK (unknown to me; …

Pain de Campagne v2

Pain de Campagne v2 This recipe is adapted from the boule or pain de campagne in Bill Alexander’s book 52 Loaves, which I highly recommend. You can see his recipes directly on www.williamalexander.com. For this version, I changed the proportions of the flours used, and also adjusted some of the action steps in line with…

Rye Chocolate Cherry Sourdough!

Rye Chocolate Cherry Sourdough Adapted from Eric Rusch, the master baker from breadtopia.com; this is what he says about this remarkable version of rye sourdough: In this sourdough bread, the deep flavor of whole grain rye has equal footing with the intensely tart Montmorency cherries and melty chocolate chunks. Just shy of a dessert, this…

No-Knead Bread #3

Epicurious No-knead Bread This is the third no-knead bread recipe I’ve tried in the last two months, and I have to say:  OH, MY!  The bottom crust is a little hard (rather than chewy) but the taste is marvelous, and the texture is perfection itself.  I started this last night, so it could ferment for…

Rosemary Olive Oil Bread

Rosemary Olive Oil Bread This morning I got up entirely too early, and decided to make a different bread from my usual round of baguettes, boule, rye, and no-knead white bread.  After a little internet research, I found this easy-but-scrumptious-sounding recipe from Epicurious that made me, well… curious.  It was well worth the time and…

Rye Bread!

No-knead Rye Bread This recipe is adapted from https://www.jennycancook.com/.  I succeeded at making no-knead bread from a recipe adapted from this website, so when I fancied trying rye bread, this recipe came up and I was willing to have a go.  The prep time is five minutes, baking time is 40 minutes, and rising time…