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“Bread and water – these are the things nature requires. For such things no man is too poor, and whosoever can limit his desire to them alone can rival Jupiter for happiness.”

— Seneca

Month: September 2019

Blueberry Muffins

Sourdough Blueberry Muffins Muffins, notwithstanding a bizarre song by the late Frank Zappa, are fine foods, and they are a great way to start a day, to brighten a covered dish function at work or church, or to just tell someone that you think they are special. Also, they are a great way to use up an extra cup or …

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Vital Wheat Gluten

Vital Wheat Gluten   Vital Wheat Gluten is gluten that has been extracted from wheat.  It is pure gluten.  In our glutenphobic age, you might be wondering why anyone one want or use such a thing.  There are a number of reasons… Vital wheat gluten helps breads, especially whole grains, rise better.  We talk about …

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White Bread Recipes

Some White Bread Recipes These recipes are some of our favorite recipes that are based on white flour. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do. Bagels – SOURDOUGH Bagels (of course!) Challah English Muffins Flax Seed Bread Pane Siciliano San Francisco style Sourdough Sourdough Pizza Crusts Three stage French bread (Pain …

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Sweet Breads

Some sweet bread recipes On this page, we’re listing some of our favorite sweet breads. Just in case you got here from a misguided search engine, we’re talking about breads that are sweet. Not dishes made thymus gland or pancreas of an animal younger than one year old. We don’t have anything against such dishes, …

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Rye Bread Recipes

Some Rye Bread Recipes To anyone raised on northern European breads, rye breads are the staff of life. They have a taste that fills your heart and soul. They are usually dense breads that require you to really chew them. Sometimes I stop eating rye breads… and when I start again I wonder why I …

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Misc Recipes

Some Miscellaneous Bread Recipes These are recipes that don’t fit anywhere else, but are special enough that they deserve some attention. We hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we do. Cheesy bread pudding Chipotle Black Bean Bread Flax Seed Bread Pane Siciliano a lovely Italian semolina flour based recipe, modified from one by Peter Reinhard