The humble homemade bread is a crowd pleaser. The aroma of a freshly baked bread wins over any other dish or a complicated desert easily. Nothing could be simpler than mixing three or four inexpensive ingredients and producing such a variety of different shapes and … [Read more...] about Top 7 Bread Making Myths Demystified
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In my recent post on butter, Butter or Margarine on Bread?, I wrote about why butter is a better option. Here we'll look at types of butter and how to make your own butter and soft butter spread. Types of butter Butter is mostly made form cows’ milk. In the past, cream was … [Read more...] about MYO Soft Butter Spread
The freshly baked bread is on the table. But what is next to it: butter or margarine? The butter vs. margarine debate is always a hot one. Butter has earned a lot of negative press due to being high in saturated fat. The same happened to coconut oil. In fact, coconut oil has … [Read more...] about Butter or Margarine on Bread?
Flipping the calendars to May and fresh mornings remind us that we are well and truly in autumn. Bircher muesli from the fridge gives way to warm breakfasts. And what better way to warm up than with freshly baked scones. Scones fall in the quick breads category as they are made … [Read more...] about Easy Buttermilk Scones Recipe
Feeding our kids nowadays has so many challenges: food specifically marketed towards children is mostly over processed, laced with numerous, potentially dangerous and unnecessary food additives and has little nutritional value. Checking the labels and ingredients lists while … [Read more...] about Food additives: dangerous cocktails in our food
Is there anything better than freshly baked, crusty bread? Yes, there is: homemade basil pesto on freshly baked, crusty bread! Basil is a herb that likes to bake in full sun. The basil season in Melbourne's gardens is slowly coming to the end, so make the most … [Read more...] about Easy Basil Pesto Recipe
There are several myths about bread making. The common one is that bread making is a complex process. Another common misconception is: yeast needs sugar to grow. Not true! Only 4 ingredients are necessary to make yeast bread: flour, water, yeast and … [Read more...] about Is Sugar an Essential Ingredient in Bread Making?
Fresh yeast, also called baker's yeast, cake yeast or compressed yeast is my preferred type of yeast when making bread. It should be kept in the fridge and lasts up to 4 weeks. Fresh yeast has no artificial additives. Although not widely available in Australian … [Read more...] about Fresh Yeast Conversion