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 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 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 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 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: Make homemade valentine's hot chocolate stones

In this tutorial, we learn how to make homemade valentine's hot chocolate stones. First, take 8 oz of a good dark chocolate and chop it up. Place this in a bowl, then add in 1/8 tsp of chipotle peppers. Also add in a pinch of salt, then add in 1/2 c of heavy cream to a skillet and bring to a boil. After it boils, pour it over the chocolate and let it sit for around 3 minutes. Then, give it a stir until it's completely smooth and beautiful. Pour this onto plastic wrap, then roll into a log sha...

How To: Prepare the basic dough for Chinese steamed buns

This basic dough is used to make several types of buns in Chinese cuisine including the famous barbecued pork buns. Follow along with this Asian cooking how-to video to learn how to prepare steamed bun dough. The ingredients you need for the dough recipe are: flour, warm water, sugar, active dry yeast, baking powder, and shortening. Have fun making Chinese steamed buns.

How To: Make Indian pani puri snacks

Instead of serving the same old biscuits, mashed potatoes and gravy for dinner tonight, why not take your family on an exotic taste adventure by fixing them pani puri? Pani puri is a puffed Indian flat bread that can be served with condiments like mint, tamarind water, and chili.

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: 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: Make Filipino pandesal bread

Take bread flour add little sugar salt and baking powder to it. In another bowl take fresh milk add yeast and sugar mix it thoroughly and leave it aside for 10-15 minutes. Mix the dough. to this add egg, melted butter and cooking oil to it and leave it for 10 minutes. To this add the mixture of yeast and milk which was already prepared. Knead the mixture well and by covering the bowl with a cloth leave it aside for an hour. Now on a flat surface put some dry flour and knead it properly. Now m...

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 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 Indian sweet semolina poori

Chef Sanjay Thumma shows how to cook a sweet semolina-filled poori in this simple video tutorial. Heat one and a half cups of water to nearly boiling. When heated, add one cup of semolina. When the mixture begins to thicken, add one and a half cups of sugar to the mix. Add some cardamom powder and cook slowly until the mixture becomes very thick. Let the mixture cool and form into small dumplings. In a separate bowl, take whole-wheat flour and add oil and water in a well in the middle until y...

How To: Make raw burger buns

Whip up this tasty treat in no time flat with this video cooking tutorial of how to make burger buns with raw ingredients. Watch as she places the ingredients into the food processor, blends them up with a few herbs and spices and forms them into tasty buns for you and friends to enjoy. Top them with your favorite toppings and enjoy without any baking needed! You can even spice it up with your own flavors to add a new dimension to an already delicious treat.

How To: Cook khaman gujarati

Bored with that plain old white bread? Don't get discouraged, get creative! Khaman gujrati is a delicious Indian appetizer you can make for yourself in your own kitchen! Add some new flavor to your life and spice things up with this recipe from Show Me The Curry. This video will show you how to cook khaman gujrati.

How to Make Indian food: Chapati or Roti (flatbread)

Indian foods enthusiast, Sheba Fehmi demonstrates how to make roti, a popular Indian styled food. The dough for the roti is fast to make using a food processor, and then it is rolled using a rolling pin into a thin circular shape. The dough is then cooked onto a frying pan until it turns a light brown color. Then, the most interesting part is where the roti is taken out of the frying pan and placed onto an open flame, which causes steam to accumulate between the dough and makes the roti quick...

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 natural yeast

Grapes, raisins and pomolo are placed in jars and spring water is added to them. The jars are tightly covered and left for 5 days to a week; until fermented. The jars are shaken once daily and the lid is opened to allow air to get in. After maturity, where they made fizzing sounds and they started to swell to the top . They are strained and the liquid is put to back into the jars, closed and left for a week. An amount of the liquid is poured out of the jars and flour is placed in each and sti...

How To: Make spicy Mexican inspired cornbread with Betty

Tired of traditional Southern cornbread? Spice it up! With this tutorial, learn how to give your cornbread a spicy Tex-Mex flare! In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Mexican cornbread, baked in an iron skillet. Full of cornmeal, eggs, Cheddar cheese, sour cream, whole kernel corn, and chopped green chiles, you can't miss with this one!

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