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Guinness Rye Bread

I went searching for a yeasted Guinness bread since I had this six-pack of Guinness and had a hellava time finding a decent recipe. Just about everything coming up in Chef Google was a soda bread – even after specifically stating yeast. The few that were...

More Sourdough

This is classic the more I learn, the less I know. Which, of course, means I need to learn more. To know less. Or something… Yesterday’s sourdough got me thinking about the things I liked in bread. Today, I started out with a new idea – and i...

Sourdough Bread

The sourdough bread of my youth doesn’t exist, anymore. The very best – in my not so hum...

Pane Bianco

It’s raining outside. It started yesterday and will continue through tonight. Lots and lots of...

Rustic Potato Bread

Okay, boys and girls… this is a strange recipe. It pretty much contradicts everything I’...

Pogaca Rolls

I love it when a new cooking magazine arrives and I immediately see a recipe I immediately want to m...

Baking with Beer

It’s one of those perfect days for Mother Nature’s Outdoor Proofing Box. Definitely time...

Holiday Hamburgers

Baking bread on hot, muggy days may seem counter-intuitive, but Mother Nature’s Outdoor Proofi...

San Francisco Sourdough

It’s 84° outside – that’s 29°C for the rest of the world – perfect weather...

Walnut Raisin Bread

What fun to be back in the kitchen! It’s been a fun week with Victor cooking – and a day...

Focaccia Genovese

While I was working, Saturday, Victor was cooking – shades of what retirement is going to be ...

Bacon and Tomato Swirl

It’s a bit rainy and cold out, today – perfect for some homemade soup and bread! We had ...

Mafaldine and Semelle

We just had a quiet dinner at home. Nonna is off with her eldest son, so it was time to break out th...

Sunday Bread-Baking

I have had two metal bread pans for as long as I can remember. I really don’t know where or wh...