Hot Breadmaking How-Tos

How To: Make Saj bread AKA Markouk

Saj bread, also called Markouk, is a type of flat bread common in the middle eastern countries. It is baked on a domed or convex metal griddle, known as Saj. Similar to the procedures for making other flat breads, the dough of Saj bread is flattened and kept very thin prior to cooking, resulting in a very slender depth to this bread.

How To: Bake garlic bread

In this tutorial, we learn how to bake garlic bread. First, take a lot of butter and place it into a small saucepan over high heat. Around 1/4 c of butter will be great for this. After this, add in some salt to the pan, then some oregano, garlic powder, fresh garlic, and any other spices that you would like. Now, stir this with a wooden spoon until everything is completely melted. Now, you will take the garlic sauce and spread it onto dough, not pushing too much onto it because it's a strong ...

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 bread with parsley and cheese

Someone said this was too basic. So if it is, then I want to know why people are still buying that horrible already-made kind in the supermarket? I like to make this on a long French loaf. All you need is butter, Italian parsley, garlic cloves, parmesan, grated cheese (not the powdered kind), salt and a long French or sour dough loaf of bread. Make garlic bread with parsley and cheese.

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 grilled Lebanese flatbread with Mark Bittman

If you're anything like us, then you want to lose weight - or maintain your already fabulous waistline - without having to sacrifice your favorite foods. Dieters need to live a little, too! If you love munching on bread, consider this grilled Lebanese flatbread instead. Unleavened dough makes this sucker crunchy and super tasty, but without the excess fluff of most breads that equates to major carbs and calories. Check out the video to get the instructions.

How To: Make whole wheat stardust muffins

Doctors and nutritionists recommend we eat whole wheat and sprouted grains rather than white or enriched bread because it's healthier for us, but we know you probably don't follow that rule when you're starving and run into a convenience store for a quick snack (Ho hos, anyone?).

How To: Spruce up frozen store-bought bread with Betty

We all love homemade bread but sometimes there just is not enough time to start one from scratch. In this clip, Betty will show you how to turn that frozen store bought dough into something just as yummy as home baked with a few simple steps. Follow along and serve delicious bread with your next meal, straight out of the oven. Yum!

How To: Make toast using a coat hanger & cans with Jenny Jones

Have you just moved into a new place and don't have a toaster yet? No problem! No need to abandon that breakfast staple. In this tutorial, Jenny Jones shows you how to make toast without a toaster! All you need is your bread, your stove, a coat hanger and two aluminum cans. This is perfect for camping, too! In Jenny's own words, "If you can make toast without a toaster, think what else you can do in life that seemed impossible!"

How To: Make French baguette bread

In this baking video series, learn how to make a traditional French baguette bread recipe. Our expert will walk you through the hand-crafted, artisanal process for creating this beloved loaf with a firm outer crust and spongy insides, including how to mix the ingredients by hand, how to knead the dough, by hand, how to prepare the yeast, how to get the bread to rise, how to bake a baguette, and finally, what your bread should look and taste like when it’s done.

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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