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

Bread & Rolls · Breadbasket · Italy · Yeast breads

Focaccia with antipasti

Focaccia is an Italian specialty. The ancient Romans called this flatbread  panis focacius ( lat. focus “place to bake”). Traditionally it is seasoned with olive oil, salt, sometimes herbs. It might also be topped with vegetables, cheese or meat. Although focaccia is an italian bread, this recipe comes from the cookbook of a German cook, Tim… Continue reading Focaccia with antipasti