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: 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: 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: Cook Scottish scones on a griddle

Scones are one of the best and most diverse of the breakfast pastries. The Scottish variety lacks the sweetness of some others but is still hearty and delicious with a coffee. This video will show you how to make a perfect batch of Scottish Scones.

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: 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 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 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 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: 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 raw sprouted bread using wheat berries

Thatoneguyonline makes raw sprouted bread from wheat berries. He shows the process of making the bread from sprouting the wheat berries to making a sandwich for lunch from the bread that he makes. He puts the wheat berries into a sprouter filled with water and leaves them to sprout for a few days. The video shows the wheat berries at each stage of the sprouting. Then he processes and mixes the wheat berries into a dough that he forms into slices and sticks. Then he uses the bread for breakfas...

How To: Enjoy Baking Yeast Bread

Baking bread might feel intimidating in advance. The fear to screw it up can make one chicken out and instead keep buying bread as usual at the store. Personally, I am very picky about which bread to eat, and learned over time that home baked bread bits them all when made properly.

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 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: 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 Qatayef Middle Eastern pancakes

Qatayef is a traditional Arabic sweet that is served during the month of Muslim fasting, Ramadan. It is very similar to pancakes but it is filled with all kinds of treats. Two fillings are shown in this video but you may get creative and use fillings of your own.

How To: Make traditional Indian roti or chapatis

In this video, Anuttama shows the user how to make chapatis (also called roti). Chapatis are a type of northern Indian flat bread (a type of flour tortilla) that can turn out to be delicious, fun, and easy to make! The ingredients you will need are wheat, flour, salt, and water. You can use whole wheat flour mixed with white flour (Anuttama suggests about 50/50) or you can a special chipati flower. Every mixture will require flexibility, so start with salt then add your water until you get th...

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!"

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