Hot Breadmaking How-Tos

How To: Make French baguettes using a bread machine

In this tutorial, we learn how to make French baguettes using a bread machine. To make this, you will need: 2 c water, 5 c bread flour, 2 tbsp white sugar, 2 tsp salt, 1 tbsp rapid rise years, and 1 egg yolk whisked with 1 tbsp water. Place all of your ingredients except for the yolk and water into the bread machine and let it knead the dough. When finished, sprinkle corn meal onto a hard flat surface, then shape it into baguette shapes. When finished, brush the egg yolk and water mixture ove...

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: 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: 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 rice cooker bread

Great recipe - it really works. From Yakitate Japan, a really good anime series. Baking bread usually means turning on the oven, heating up the kitchen and making a minor mess. Bake bread on the counter or stove, by baking it in a rice cooker. It's clean & easy to clean up. No oven either!

How To: Mix perfect homemade pastry dough

Making the perfect pie crust is easy and it cost just pennies. Watch this how to video to learn an easy recipe for pasty dough. Everyone will be raving about your homemade baked goods. All you need for the pastry dough is: flour, sugar, salt, butter, egg yolk, water and shortening.

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: 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, 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 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 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: 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: 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: Shape bread dough into a sandwich loaf

Need to know how to make a sandwich-style loaf from bread dough? 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 a minute. For more information, and to get started making your own loaves, take a look.

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 English bread

English bread - no sugar here and perfect for vegans! This simple, hand-made bread is perfect for beans on toast, or with some nice yeast extract and a good cup of tea. It's so English, you'll be whistling Monty Python and driving small, fuel efficient cars before you finish the loaf.

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