Hot Breadmaking How-Tos

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 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: Proof yeast

Learn how to proof yeast. Yeast is used in baking as a leavening agent, which is what makes bread and pastries light and airy. Yeast reacts with moisture, sugar, and heat to create tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide which cause the dough to expand and rise. To proof yeast, you'll need yeast, sugar, moisture and warm environment.

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 Pakistani lacha paratha

If you're interested in learning new recipes and want to try a recipe for a Pakistani food, follow this video tutorial on how to make Lacha Paratha. Paratha looks similar to a tortilla, but has some subtle differences. The video guides us through what ingredients are necessary for the recipe, the steps to making the dough, rolling it, and how to cook it on a skillet. The bread requires only a few ingredients and takes only minutes to prepare and cook.

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...

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: Make Indian puri for pani puri

In this video, we learn how to make Indian puri for pani puri. Ingredients are: 1/2 c Fine Sooji, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp baking powder, 1/4 c warm water, 1 tbsp all purpose flour, 1 tsp oil, and oil for deep frying. Start off by mixing the Sooji, salt, and baking powder together. Then, add warm water and soak the Sooji in it. From here, knead the sooji for 4 minutes, until it's firm. Then wrap it in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 20 minutes. Then, roll out and cut into small round sh...

How To: Make roasted banana bread

In this video, we learn how to make roasted banana bread. You will need: 5 bananas, chopped walnuts, 1 c rum, 1 c golden raisins, 1 c apricots, 2 c flour, 2 tbsp baking soda, 1 tbsp baking powder, 1 c buttermilk, 3 eggs, 3/4 c butter, 1 c brown sugar. First, boil the raisins and rum and then grease the baking dish. Roast the bananas in the oven at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Then, place in a bowl with the milk and mash together. After this, drain the raisins from the rum and add the brown sug...

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: Knead bread dough by hand when baking

Need to know how knead dough by hand? 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 eight minutes. For more information, and to get started kneading your own bread dough, take a look.

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: Knead bread dough by hand

In this Food video tutorial you will learn how to knead bread dough by hand. Kneading is the key to creating a perfect dough. This allows the dough to stretch and rise as the yeast grows. Kneading determines how your bread will turn out. If you have a mixer with a dough hook, use it for kneading. But, it more traditional to knead the dough by hand. To start, put some flour on your hand and sprinkle a little on the kneading surface to prevent the dough from sticking. Next, pat the dough in to ...

How To: Make roti or an Indian tortilla

This is a video tutorial describing how to make an Indian dish. This dish is a roti or an Indian tortilla. The first step is to gather all of the ingredients. You will need water, flour, oil, salt, and garlic salt. The first thing you will start with is flour. Add flour to your bowl, then pour salt, oil, and garlic salt into your bowl. Add as much of these ingredients as you think is right. Then you will add the water in. Add a little bit at a time so that you will not add too much or too lit...

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: Bake Kamut bread

Jane Murphy shows you how to make this great heart healthy recipe for Kamut bread. The trick is to replace the oil with applesauce. Kamut is a grain from Africa and the main ingredient in this bread.

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!

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