Category Archives: Breads – Yeast Breads

Potato and Herb Focaccia

Potato and Herb Focaccia, up close

One of the wonderful things about focaccia is that it is a bread that can be topped with just about anything, so you never run out of options when making it. Potatoes might not be the first thing that spring to mind when looking for something to top off a loaf of bread, but they turn this focaccia into a very savory and hearty bread. ... Read More »

Sticky Buns with Golden Raisins

Sticky Buns with Golden Raisins, whole tray

The difference between sticky buns and cinnamon buns is that sticky buns have a sticky caramel topping that is baked onto the buns and cinnamon buns don’t, and are typically finished off with a drizzle of icing. The caramel for sticky buns is made at the bottom of the baking pan with butter and sugar and the unbaked buns are placed on top of that ... Read More »

No Knead Pumpkin Dinner Bread

No Knead Pumpkin Dinner Bread

I love serving homemade dinner rolls for dinner, especially when I’m making a big meal for a big occasion, such as Thanksgiving dinner. The problem with dinner rolls is that they’re a little time consuming to make – especially if you’re going to make a big batch of rolls – because you need to shape each and every one. I am actually pretty quick at ... Read More »

Braided Sweet Onion Bread

Sweet Onion Bread

Onions have a sweet flavor and a wonderfully tender texture to them when they’re cooked. Onions are a big flavoring component of many dishes and sauces, but they’re not always included in something like a loaf of bread. This Braided Sweet Onion Bread is a soft yeast bread that is stuffed with sweet, buttery onions for a loaf that will give ever-popular garlic bread a ... Read More »

No-Knead Whole Wheat Cinnamon Blueberry Bread

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My No Knead Whole Wheat Honey Sandwich Bread is one of those recipes that you just might find yourself making over and over, because it is so fast and easy – especially for a yeast bread recipe – and it makes a great all purpose loaf of bread for sandwiches and toast. The loaf is also fairly plain, which makes it a great base for ... Read More »

Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion and Pancetta Pizza

Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion and Pancetta Pizza

An Italian restaurant that is not too far from my neighborhood makes a pizza that they call The GCOP. This pizza may have a funny name, but it has a lot of fans. The GCOP stands for goat cheese, caramelized onions and pancetta. I’ve never been sure whether the “c” in the name comes from the cheese or the caramelized onions, but one thing I ... Read More »

Sourdough Ciabatta

Sourdough Ciabatta

Most ciabatta recipes start with a preferment called a poolish, a mixture of flour, water and yeast that is left to sit for a period of time – usually 12 to 24 hours – before the rest of the dough is put together. Starting a ciabatta this way will add a lot of flavor to the dough and it will also add a certain degree ... Read More »

No Knead Whole Wheat Honey Sandwich Bread

Whole Wheat Honey Sandwich Bread

Homemade bread is a wonderful thing to make and to keep around the house, but there are several things that keep us from baking bread as often as we might like. The first thing is time. It can take a couple of hours to take a loaf from start to finish and, while we might have time on the weekends, this rules it out for ... Read More »

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