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“… no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation … will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.”

— M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

Mike

Swirly Rye Bread

Swirly Rye Bread The Basics Rye Starters American Light Rye American Dark Rye Putting It All Together The Basics Beth, my wife, loves swirled rye breads, like Pepperidge Farm’s Deli Swirl Bread Rye & Pump. There’s something very attractive in the contrast between the dark and light rye breads. There’s something vary flavorful in the …

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Pane Siciliano

Pane Siciliano Pane Siciliano is an Italian, well, OK, Sicilian, recipe that is based on using Semolina flour, the same flour used to make pasta. We used the coarse grind, and the results were delightful. Next time, we’ll use an egg wash to help the sesame seeds stick better and to provide more sheen to the loaf. …

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Honey

Honey Honey Please Honey is that sweet stuff which causes all sorts of issues.  Let’s talk about them…. First a tip – if you are measuring by volume honey tends to be hard to get out of your spoons and cups.  So, if there is also oil in the recipe, measure the oil first and …

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Flax Seed Bread

Flax Seed Bread This is a hearty, and heart smart, seeded bread. Because it contains flax seeds, it contains omega-3 fatty acids, which help elevate your good cholesterol. The bread is very tasty – a family favorite toasted for breakfast – and a whole lot cheaper than salmon, one of the other good sources for omega-3 …

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