Breads and Pizza

Breads and Pizza

Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

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With all of the focus on artisan breads, Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread might sound boring.  But there is nothing boring about this soft, pillowy, golden brown, yummy bread! My goal is to give you a recipe for a wholesome, nutritious, great tasting sandwich bread that (I promise) everyone can bake, […]

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Colomba di Pasqua

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Colomba di Pasqua (Easter dove) is a traditional Italian Easter yeast bread.  In Italy, Colomba is to Easter what Panettone is to Christmas and they are similar.  Colomba is rich with butter and eggs and often filled with raisins and candied orange peel.  I prefer it with just some grated […]

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Simplified No-Knead Slow Rise Bread

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This is a simpler and safer method for making No-Knead Slow Rise Bread (p. 72 in the Mama How… cookbook).  No more juggling a very hot (425°) Dutch oven or precariously transferring the shaped loaf to the hot pot.  Instead, the second rise of 2 hours is done directly in […]

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Panettone

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Have you ever successfully made a recipe several times and suddenly, it flops?  That is exactly what happened to my Panettone recipe.  My daughter-in-law made it recently and it did not raise properly.  Just to confirm that there wasn’t an error in the recipe as written, I immediately made a […]

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Italian Soft Breadsticks

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Italian Soft Breadsticks, soft, chewy, and quick to make! But be warned, it is impossible to eat just one. The perfect accompaniment to a bowl of soup or stew and a nice addition to a plate of prosciutto and salumi.  Or just give me a bowl of spicy marinara sauce […]

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The Most Delicious Burger Buns

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At the risk of repeating myself (I say this about ALL home baked bread), once you eat these buns, you will never buy store-bought burger buns again!  Another easy, no-knead recipe that results in the perfect texture and structure with rich flavor.  Did you get that??  FLAVOR!  When is the […]