Breads | Parmesan Pesto Rolls

If you like your bread warm…..look no further !!! This is heaven !!!Pesto Rolls are delicately fragrant with the basil and garlic and the tartness of parmesan !! Best served warm…. actually just of out-the-oven warm 🙂I get very touchy about my breads….hence all the fuss !! I’m all for this bread especially because it…

Peasant’s Bread

The smell of bread baking is the one of the most heartwarming aromas in the world !! What do you do when people at home refuse to eat store bought bread? KJ refuses to buy bread anymore. If he had his way i’ll only be baking this bread day in and day out.. Bread, good bread…

Revisiting Nutrition – WholeWheat Oat Bran Bread

Many nutritionists now believe that a whole wheat parantha (layered flat bread, plain or stuffed and not baked in an oven but fried on a griddle) is packed with more health than bread….white bread. For many years now, as a rule, we do not buy ‘White Bread’. Yes the good old no fuss no frills basic…

THE DARING BAKERS’ September 2012 Challenge: EMPANADA GALLEGA

Patri of the blog, Asi Son Los Cosas, was our September 2012 Daring Bakers’ hostess and  she decided to tempt us with one of her family’s favorite recipes for Empanadas!  We were given two dough recipes to choose from and encouraged to fill our Empanadas as creatively as we wished! I found the entire concept of…

Ruth’s “Go-To” Whole Wheat Challah Bread | Daring Baker’s Challenge May 2012

“Baruch atah Adonai, eloheinu melech ha’olam, hamotzi lechem min ha’aretz” (Blessed are you, LORD, Sovereign of the universe, who brings forth bread from the earth) May’s Daring Bakers’ Challenge was pretty twisted – Ruth from The Crafts of Mommyhood challenged us to make challah!  Using recipes from all over, and tips from “A Taste of Challah,” by…

Spiral Herb Oatmeal Bread

It’s true that once you get the hang of the basic bread dough, there is no stopping you… So this time around, it had to be something more than just the plain loaf. Hence a stuffed loaf !!Spring onions are one of my favourite filling for sandwiches so I assumed that they’ll do equally well…

1st Daring Baker’s Challenge – Croissants !!

This is my first Daring Baker’s Challenge and I’m completely elated. The Daring Bakers go retro this month! Thanks to one of our very talented non-blogging members, Sarah, the Daring Bakers were challenged to make Croissants using a recipe from the Queen of French Cooking, none other than Julia Child ! Baking croissants have been on…

Soup Sticks with Sopa de Elote (Mexican Corn Soup)

Soup Sticks or Bread Sticks have been on my mind for a long time now. Every time we are out for dinner and the bread basket is served with fresh bread sticks, I promise myself to try baking them myself over the weekend, but somehow hadn’t got around doing that…. Since saturday mornings are baking…

My First Daring Cooks Challenge Aug. ’11 – Appam & Chicken Stew

This month I enrolled into the  The Daring Kitchen community and got my approvals for the Daring Cooks. I’m all excited to be a part of this wonderful food bloggers community where every month is a new cooking challenge at hand. An opportunity to try something new…..something I may have done before and more often than…

My First Dry Yeast Bread Loaf…

Ever since I started baking bread (read – bread loaf, garlic loaf, dinner rolls) I’ve always worked with Fresh Baker’s Yeast.I was once told by someone who makes bread, that Fresh Yeast is the best yeast for breads, so ever since I’d been following the advice and using fresh yeast. Though fresh yeast is not…