Hot Breadmaking How-Tos

How To: Shape bread dough into a sandwich loaf

Need to know how to make a sandwich-style loaf from bread dough? Then you need this quick guide from Apartment Therapy. With the proper technique, making your own loaves of bread can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video cooking lesson can present a complete overview of the process in about a minute. For more information, and to get started making your own loaves, take a look.

How To: Bake paratha

Paratha are an Indian unleavened bread and an integral part of many Indian meals. Any subzi (vegetable) or curry dish can be fabulous when accompanied with fresh, hot parathas. Note: Chapatis are cooked without oil whereas Parathas are pan fried.

How To: Bake tasty banana bread with a perfectly textured batter

Bananas are a hard sell sometimes when it comes to the kitchen. If you're not eating it straight up, you might not be getting the full effect. That's why a lot of recipes fail when they include bananas, but not this one. This one's a keeper. A family recipe to be saved forever, to be made over and over again. No banana bread ever tasted this good!

How To: Make a matzo bread covered in olive oil

If you love garlic bread then we can guarantee you'll love this matzo bread recipe. First eaten in Egypt by the Jews after passover, matzo bread was made flat and unleavened because the Jews had been forced to leave Egypt and had little time to bake traditionally puffed bread. The recipe survives today and is redone by Mark Bittman in this episode of The Minimalist.

How To: Make garlic and cheese biscuits with Paula Deen

Now that Halloween has come and gone, it's officially the holiday season: In less than two months we'll faceroll our way through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. And as we all know, the holiday season is also the season of gluttony. While we advise you to limit your portion sizes and only have one serving of your favorite dishes this holiday season, we definitely don't think you should avoid good food.

How To: Knead, rise and shape bread dough

First of all you have to be very patient while kneading dough. You need a lightly floured surface to press the dough. Use the heel of your hand to knead the roll down and away in a rolling motion. Give the dough a quarter turn then fold it over and then push it down.

How To: Make Indian style tandoori roti (wheat bread)

Tandoori roti is another type of Indian unleavened bread which is usually made in a clay oven called a tandoor and commonly enjoyed with chicken, lamb, mutton or other non-vegetarian dishes. Vegetarians out there, don’t worry. It tastes just as fabulous with vegetarian curry dishes as well! Watch this how-to video to and try this easy to make at home recipe and method. You won’t need to run out and buy a tandoor!

How To: Make no-knead ciabatta bread

In this tutorial, we learn how to make no-knead ciabatta bread. First, place 3 cups of flour into a large bowl with 1/4 tsp yeast, 3 tsp salt, and 2 c of warm water. Stir all of these ingredients together, then place a piece of foil over the bowl. Leave this in the room covered for 18 hours. After this, the dough will be bubbly and soft. Punch the dough down with your spatula, then oil a sheet pan and sprinkle it with corn meal. Then, spray your work surface with water and place plastic wrap ...

How To: Make a hearty Christmas punch with white rum

When it's Christmas it's cold outside, and you want to stay warm any way that you can. One way is to make a hearty Christmas punch. In this video you will learn how to boil up a great Christmas punch that's made with cranberry juice, pineapple juice, red hot candies, cinnamon and a nice shot of rum per mug!

How To: Make crispy popovers with a custard filling

If you haven't tried popovers then you haven't experienced an experience that's equivalent to having fireworks lighting up in your mouth. With the fluffiest crust ever that resembles a muffin top and a hollow center just big enough to fill with custard or chocolate, it combines doughy goodness with creamy sweetness in the center.

How To: Make pan tumaca (spanish breakfast toast)

In this tutorial, we learn how to make pan tumaca. First, grab a thick crusted bread and slice it into a few pieces, then place it in the toaster. Next, cut a tomato in half, then use a cheese grater to grate the tomato. You will get down to the skin of the tomato, but have a mush at the end. Next, cut a clove of garlic in half, not going through all the way, just to open the garlic up. Remove the root from the garlic, then rub it onto your piece of toast. After this, rub some olive oil onto ...

How To: Make sada roti from Trinidad and Tobago

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make Sada Roti. The ingredients required are: 3 cups of all purpose flour, 1 tsp of baking powder, 1-2 cups of water and a dash of salt. Mix all the ingredients together to form a dough mixture. Then cover the bowl with the mixture for 15-20 minutes. Then break the dough into 3 pieces and flatten each of the with roller. Now cook on an oven at medium-high temperature 2-3 minutes on each side. Finish by placing it in the microwave for 1 minute on hi...

How To: Make quick homemade bread crumbs

This video shows the viewer how to make homemade breadcrumbs. The method used is relatively simple and the only equipment used is a blender and container. The bread that is used can be stale, toasted; essentially as long as the bread is not moldy it can be used. In the video baguette ends are used. These ends are placed in an open container and allowed to air dry for up to a week. It is suggested that you cut the pieces of bread into relatively small chunks before allowing them to harden. The...

How To: Braid puff pastry

The flaky, buttery qualities of puff pastry make it ideal for strudel. Look for it in the freezer aisle of the grocery store. Watch this video to learn how to braid puff pastry to make delicious strudel.

How To: Make Irish soda bread with Julia Child

In this "Baking with Julia" episode, Julia Child demonstrates how to make Irish soda bread. It is a quick bread with four ingredients: flour, salt, baking soda and buttermilk. Must bake the bread immediately after mixing buttermilk with baking soda. Make Irish soda bread with Julia Child.

How To: Make Cinnamon French Toast the Quick and Easy Way

I wanted to share with you guys my quick and easy cinnamon french toast recipe. I have been craving some french toast all week. The items you will need is: eggs, milk, cinnamon, bread, powdered sugar. This is a great and easy breakfast to make. Check out my video for a great step-by-step on how to make my famous cinnamon french toast!

How To: Make delicious and fluffy sweet potato pancakes

A delicious twist on the traditional pancake! For this recipe, you will need: 2 medium peeled sweet potatoes, 3 eggs, 2 2/4 cups milk, 1/4 cup butter, 2 3/4 cups flour, 2 tablespoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 tablespoon salt, cinnamon and mini marshmallows. Make delicious and fluffy sweet potato pancakes.

How To: Make the classic holiday Stollen bread

A German favorite! For this recipe, you will need: 2 cups dark raisins, 3/4 cup golden raisins, 1/4 cup candied lemon peel, 1 cup candied orange peel, 4 tablespoons dark rum, 2 tablespoons vanilla extract, 10 ounces almond paste, 2 tablespoons dry yeast, 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons bread flour, 1/4 cup milk, 1 1/3 cups more bread flour, 5 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 egg yolk, 2 tablespoons almond paste, 2/3 cup butter, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/3 teaspoon cardamom. Make the cla...

How To: Bake a loaf of basic white bread

An easy and quick lesson on how to bake a basic loaf of bread! For this tutorial, you will need: 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of warm water, 2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast, 2 tablespoons honey, 3 1/2 cup cups all purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 cup dry milk powder, 2 tablespoons unsalted butter and nonstick cooking spray. Bake a loaf of basic white bread.

How To: Make fun bread animals with your kids

Teach your children how to bake the fun way! Start with some basic bread dough and the roll them out into fun animal shapes. The ingredients are: 1 packet of yeast, 2 cups warm water, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/4 cup vegetable pil, 5 cups flour, 2 teaspoons salt and nonstick cooking spray. Make fun bread animals with your kids.

How To: Make crispy Parmesan and fennel Italian breadsticks

So easy, and so tasty! To make these, you will need: 2 teaspoons of sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast, 1 1/2 cups warm water, 2 cups all purpose flour, 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 7 tablespoons olive oil and 3 1/2 more cups all purpose flour. Serve with olive oil and balsamic vineagar! Make crispy Parmesan and fennel Italian breadsticks.

How To: Make a loaf of moist, delicious zucchini bread

Nothing treats zucchini better than zucchini bread! For this recipe, you will need: 1 cup vegetable oil, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 3 eggs, 2 cups grated zucchini, 3 tablespoons vanilla, 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1 cup of chopped nuts. Make a loaf of moist, delicious zucchini bread.

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