I never actually bake bread for the Thanksgiving meal. There is too much going on already. It’s basically the precursor to Christmas Dinner (yay! in Canada we get turkey twice a year!) and I don’t know anyone who wants bread rolls on top of everything else there is to eat. No…it’s the day after. The
Tag: The Book of Buns
Since publishing All You Knead Is Bread and The Book of Buns, I have been busy in the food writing world! November 2014 saw the publication of Mexico – The Cookbook for which I was the contributing editor, perfecting my Mexican cookery skills along the way. May 2015 sees the publication of Homemade Sourdough. So,
Shortly after The Book of Buns was published, I received an e mail from a woman in the Netherlands, named Caroline. In the mail, she asked if I would mind if she set up a Facebook group called “Baking our Way Through The Book of Buns”. I was thrilled and delighted of course. The group
Bublik are the Russian equivalent to bagels. The difference is that they are a little smaller and slightly sweet. In Russia they have always been sold by the dozen, strung on a string. In some rural communities you still see them sold that way. Eaten as a pastry with a cup of coffee or tea,
Soda bread is classic Irish bread. This simple recipe for soda bread is ready in 30 minutes and is perfect for when you do not have a lot of time, when you have run out of bread or when unexpected guests show up for lunch! Delicious and satisfying, it compliments any meal with its simple elegance.
If you can make brioche you can make conchas and here is a really easy recipe for conchas which are made of an enriched dough (not quite as enriched by a true recipe for brioche but not far off) that is shaped into balls and topped it with something akin to pastry. Really very delicious
In my research for my new book, The Book of Buns, I have discovered an amazing fact. Scalding flour before adding it to bread dough is not a technique limited to Scandinavia. In fact, is used all over Asia to make buns! Yes! Many of the recipes for the buns I have been eating for