Hot Breadmaking How-Tos

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!"

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 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: 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 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 Zapiekanka (Polish baked baguette) with cheese

When we see the word "baguette" in a recipe, we know it's bound to be delish. In this case, we're talking about a Polish baguette, also known as a Zapiekanka. This greasy bread is a popular Polish street food, and in the version you'll learn to make in the video it's filled with oodles of cheese, mushrooms, ham, and any other vegetables and meat you'd like to add.

How To: Shape dough into a round loaf of bread

Need to know how to make a round-style loaf from bread dough? Then you need this quick guide from Apartment Therapy. With the proper technique, making your own round 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 round loaves, take a look.

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: 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: 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: 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 crispy Parmesan and fennel Italian breadsticks

So easy, and so tasty! To make these, you will need: 2 teaspoons of sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast, 1 1/2 cups warm water, 2 cups all purpose flour, 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon fennel seeds, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 7 tablespoons olive oil and 3 1/2 more cups all purpose flour. Serve with olive oil and balsamic vineagar! Make crispy Parmesan and fennel Italian breadsticks.

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: 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 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 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 French bread

In this tutorial, we learn how to bake French bread. First, you will need to take 1 tbsp water and mix it with warm water then set aside. After this, measure out 4 c flour along with 1 tbsp table salt. Mix the dry ingredients together with a wooden spoon, then add the yeast mixture to the dry ingredients. After this, add in some more warm water to the bowl and continue to mix the bowl. Add in as much water as you feel is necessary for the dough to combine until it's the right consistency. Aft...

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