Bread & Rolls · Breadbasket · Culinary world trip · Portugal · Recipes · Special occasions · Thanksgiving · Yeast breads

Broa (Portuguese​ Cornbread)

Traditional American cornbread is a butter or lard-enriched quick bread, leavened with baking powder and baking soda. It is usually pretty sweet. I make mine with yeasted Broa dough and bake it in a cast-iron pot. Broa is a very rustic cornbread from the Portuguese countryside.  It is usually served with soups and spicy meat stews but… Continue reading Broa (Portuguese​ Cornbread)

Basics · Bread & Rolls · Sourdough breads

Baking bread with sourdough

When I started baking bread, sourdough was not even a topic for me. I concentrated on yeast breads first as the procedure for baking with sourdough seemed too complicated. Sourdough was something for professional bakers only. However, at some point I could no longer resist the challenge. My first sourdough breads however were inedible lumps,… Continue reading Baking bread with sourdough

Bread & Rolls · Breadbasket · Germany · Yeast breads

Potato-oat flakes-bread

Deliciously soft… Ingredients 250 g potatoes (makes approx. 2 medium size potatoes) 350 g wheat flour 100 g quick 1 – minute oat flakes 1 paket dry yeast 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt 200 ml warm water old fashioned oat flakes to sprinkle Instructions Cook the potatoes with the skin. Peel and press through… Continue reading Potato-oat flakes-bread