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)

Desserts · France · Recipes · Special occasions · Thanksgiving

French Pumpkin Pie

This French pumpkin pie is not a quick and easy dessert. It takes a few hours spent in the kitchen, mixing, kneading, stirring, rolling and waiting while drinking hot tea and leafing through colourful cookbooks.     The result is a subtly sweet pastry with a silken filling, not quite as spicy and fragrant as the American… Continue reading French Pumpkin Pie

Germany · Soups · Special occasions · Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Soup with Curry

Fall has always been my favourite season, but here in the United States fall is especially beautiful. The days are still warm and sunny and the trees present themselves in vibrant red and yellow.     Children get excited about Helloween and families slowly start planning their trips to see their loved ones and friends… Continue reading Pumpkin Soup with Curry

Soups · Thanksgiving · USA

Pumpkin Soup with Orange and Thyme

In the autumn, when pumpkins have high season, I like to cook and bake with this fruit (yes, is a fruit). Here in the USA we are preparing for Thanksgiving right now and I think this delicious pumpkin soup fits perfectly into the American Thanksgiving menu. I always use small pumpkins, as these are particularly… Continue reading Pumpkin Soup with Orange and Thyme