Hot Breadmaking How-Tos

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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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 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 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: 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 seasoned bread crumbs

If you have seasoned bread and a food processor, you too can make seasoned bread crumbs. It isn't necessarily a very tricky thing to figure out. That didn't stop chef Josh Allen from making this simple and easy-to-follow culinary guide, however. For more information, and to get started making your own seasoned bread crumbs (perfect for omelets or chicken breasts), watch this free video cooking lesson.

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: Hand knead dough

This video shows you how to hand knead dough in the traditional French way. Your goal is to introduce air into the dough to add strength to it. Have a little flour on the table surface. Lift up the dough and slap it down on the table, trying to capture air into it as you let it fall. Do this for twenty minutes. Make sure that you make a quarter turn of the dough each time you lift it. It needs to be thrown about 600 times and when it is ready the surface will be smooth, with no bits hanging f...

How To: Make a cottage bread loaf

Sue McMahon, a food editor for Woman's Weekly, shows how to make a cottage loaf in this two-part video. To make this bread loaf you will need flour, salt, butter, fast action dried yeast, warm water, and one egg. Make this delicious bread loaf the next time you have company for a conversation starter!

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: Create a puff-pastry cornucopia

In this video we learn how to make a puff-pastry cornucopia. This is a great centerpiece for Thanksgiving and can be used to hold different foods such as buiscuts or finger sandwiches. First we need to form the mold for the cornucopia. You take some tin foil and make about 13-16 balls. These are spacers for inside the mold. Then you cut a piece of tin foil about 30" long. You place your balls in the middle and wrap your foil up over. Start to form your cornucopia the way you like. Try to make...

How To: Make delicious cornbread

Whether you're eating it with chili or just by itself, cornbread is a delicious snack. It's an interesting meal, that has been around since the early years of Native Americans and uses cornmeal rather than yeast. So in this tutorial find out how to make delicious cornbread from your home. Enjoy!

How To: Bake pumpkin bread with Alton Brown

Alton Brown shares how to make this sweet pumpkin bread. Fall is a great time to bake this tasty bread since there is an abundance of pumpkins. This coking how-to video is part of Good Eats show hosted by Alton Brown. Pop culture, comedy, and plain good eating: Host Alton Brown explores the origins of ingredients, decodes culinary customs and presents food and equipment trends. Punctuated by unusual interludes, simple preparations and unconventional discussions, he'll bring you food in its fi...

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...

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