Hot Breadmaking How-Tos

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: 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: Make fresh bagels with Julia Child

In this "Baking With Julia" episode, Julia Child demonstrates how to make fresh bagels. Be careful to avoid developing a skin on the outside of the bagel. Yeast is a necessary ingredient in this homemade recipe. Make fresh bagels with Julia Child.

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: 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 Portuguese sweet bread

Want a sweet bread for a nice holiday treat? This Portuguese Sweet Bread will do the trick. Just watch the video recipe to learn how to make it, just like your grandmother used to make. A classic sweet bread treat. You can even use the dough to make Portuguese doughnuts.

How To: Make English bread

English bread - no sugar here and perfect for vegans! This simple, hand-made bread is perfect for beans on toast, or with some nice yeast extract and a good cup of tea. It's so English, you'll be whistling Monty Python and driving small, fuel efficient cars before you finish the loaf.

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: Make garlic bread with oregano

Me The Curry] presents a great tutorial on how to make garlic bread. Anuja and Hetal show you how to make a delicious garlic bread. First melt about 2 Tbsp. of butter in saute pan. Add minced green chilies, minced fresh garlic, a pinch of salt (if you use unsalted butter), and a pinch of oregano leaves (optional) to the butter and saute until garlic is slightly brown. Remove from heat. Then take a loaf of french bread and slice to desired thickness. Brush t...

How To: Make Indian missi roti with left over daal

Have you ever had just a little bit of daal leftover and you didn’t know what to do with it? Maybe it wasn’t even enough for one person, let alone your whole family. If this is you, then try this delicious recipe for missi roti (also known as daal roti) which is Indian unleavened bread made with flour and daal, or lentils. It has the goodness of carbs and protein all in one shot! Watch this how to video to learn how to make Indian style flat bread called missi roti.

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 pita bread

In this "Baking With Julia" episode, Julia Child demonstrates how to make pita bread. This is an Eastern Mediterranean staple, either baked in the oven or griddle. Make pita bread.

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 a crusty and crispy French bread

With a stand mixer, making bread has never been easier. So, if in the past, you've shied away from making bread because of its complicated process, you don't need to worry anymore, especially with this crusty French bread. But don't be fooled by the crisply baked (but delicious) crust, the inside is so soft it will melt in your mouth. Check out this full video recipe for crusty French bread.

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: Bake rice cooker bread

Great recipe - it really works. From Yakitate Japan, a really good anime series. Baking bread usually means turning on the oven, heating up the kitchen and making a minor mess. Bake bread on the counter or stove, by baking it in a rice cooker. It's clean & easy to clean up. No oven either!

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 Tandoori roti with Majula

Manjula shows viewers how to make Tandoori Roti. Traditionally, recipe is cooked in Tandoor oven, but this version uses regular oven and a pizza stone. This recipe will make 4 rotis. Ingredients include 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup yogurt, 1 1/2 tbsp oil, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp sugar, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/4 cup water, and butter or ghee to put over roti after they are cooked. To begin, mix all dry ingredients together then add yogurt, oil, and water to make a s...

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