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 homemade banana bread

Instead of throwing out bananas that become overripe, you can use them to make fresh banana bread. Learn how to make this simple yet delicious treat. You will need sugar, vegetable oil, egg, bananas, flour, salt and baking soda. The bananas should be very, very ripe -- almost black. You will also need a bread pan for baking the banana bread.

How To: Make traditional Maori fried bread

In this tutorial, we learn how to make Maori fried bread. First, pour in some flour with lemon flavored kelp that has been crushed into a small consistency. Then, mix in some salt and baking soda. Then, add in the yeast and pour in some warm water. Knead this inside the bowl, then put aside and let sit for 30 minutes. When it's finished sitting, heat up canola oil in a large pan and cut the bread up into small pieces. Gently put the bread in the oil and let it fry until it's golden brown. Whe...

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: Prepare baked french toast

This video explains how to make authentic French toast when entertaining guests. The recipe requires some preparation to be performed the night before the guests arrive, as well as some baking the morning of the event. This recipe really captures the essence of French toast by using nutmeg, cinnamon, freshly baked French bread, milk and eggs. While ideally designed for entertaining guests, this recipe can also be modified to feed a family for breakfast. In the video, the recipe feeds about 12...

How To: Make Indian missi roti with left over daal

Have you ever had just a little bit of daal leftover and you didn’t know what to do with it? Maybe it wasn’t even enough for one person, let alone your whole family. If this is you, then try this delicious recipe for missi roti (also known as daal roti) which is Indian unleavened bread made with flour and daal, or lentils. It has the goodness of carbs and protein all in one shot! Watch this how to video to learn how to make Indian style flat bread called missi roti.

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: Bake different breads

This video shows unrivaled faith in Chef Paul by unplugging his bread machine and allowing the master teacher to reveal the best way to make bread. Chef Paul rewards such resolve by crafting Lean Italian Bread, Braided Rich-Egg Bread and Sausage and Cheese Bread. Tom’s only complaint? The lack of preservatives will force him to make bread again real soon. "Cooking Key" Focus: Yeast «

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: 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 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 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 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: Proof yeast

Learn how to proof yeast. Yeast is used in baking as a leavening agent, which is what makes bread and pastries light and airy. Yeast reacts with moisture, sugar, and heat to create tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide which cause the dough to expand and rise. To proof yeast, you'll need yeast, sugar, moisture and warm environment.

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: 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: 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 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!

How To: Bake Homemade Dinner Rolls from Scratch

Dinner rolls help complete any decent family meal, but can the frozen dinner rolls in lieu of some fresh, homemade ones! You won't believe how easy rolls are to make, and once you hop in the kitchen and try them out, you'll never go back to the mediocre store brought brands. They're buttery and light and far superior than any pre-baked rolls.

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 grilled Lebanese flatbread with Mark Bittman

If you're anything like us, then you want to lose weight - or maintain your already fabulous waistline - without having to sacrifice your favorite foods. Dieters need to live a little, too! If you love munching on bread, consider this grilled Lebanese flatbread instead. Unleavened dough makes this sucker crunchy and super tasty, but without the excess fluff of most breads that equates to major carbs and calories. Check out the video to get the instructions.

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