Multigrain Sunflower Seed Bread

I've been on a sourdough bread kick lately, and I'm finally confident enough about some of my creations to share them on here - namely this multigrain sunflower seed bread. This bread contains a rye levain, rye flour, cracked wheat (i.e. whole wheat berries I blitzed in a blender for a little bit), malted wheat … Continue reading Multigrain Sunflower Seed Bread

Bread Illustrated’s Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Cooler temps always inspires me to turn on the oven and bake something. I was debating between something with pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon in it, and this cinnamon swirl bread won. Because pumpkin pie spice - ya' basic. This loaf is a real stunner. I really enjoy making braided breads because of the technical … Continue reading Bread Illustrated’s Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Chocolate Currant (Faux) Sourdough, Made with Poolish

I've been obsessed with Emmanuel Hadjiandreou's "How to Make Bread" ever since I first browsed it while I was dining solo at Michelin-starred Aniar in Galway, Ireland. I've made a few recipes from it now, and I will say that as an experienced cook/baker, breadmaking is a very humbling experience. In general, the fewer the … Continue reading Chocolate Currant (Faux) Sourdough, Made with Poolish

Chocolate Barmbrack Bread from The Great British Bakeoff’s Andrew Smyth

When I had made this bread, I was a week away from my first visit to Ireland. I was so pumped to go that I wanted to make something Irish at home so I could compare it to what the "real thing" would taste like. I picked this chocolate barmbrack bread that Andrew Smyth made … Continue reading Chocolate Barmbrack Bread from The Great British Bakeoff’s Andrew Smyth

Lime Pull-Apart Bread with Lime-Yogurt Icing

One of my favorite things to do when I have an entire day to myself is taking on a laborious recipe. Like bread-making. Especially this pull-apart bread. It's got three different components - the yeast dough, the lime-sugar filling and the frosting and definitely requires quite a bit of hands-on work. However, the end-result was … Continue reading Lime Pull-Apart Bread with Lime-Yogurt Icing

Strawberry Toast + Oatnut Bread

It's summertime, and berries are at their peak. Sweet, succulent and juicy, strawberries are a fantastic way to cool you down and satisfy your sweet tooth. I was grocery shopping, and I was lured by the strong scent of the strawberries. Nothing beats the smell of ripe strawberries; which incidentally, taste nothing like strawberry-flavored candy. … Continue reading Strawberry Toast + Oatnut Bread

Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls isn't really by any measure a healthy breakfast, but somehow this carbohydrate bomb managed to enter the canon of breakfast foods. I suspect it's because it's so fun to eat. Who doesn't like eating the cinnamon roll by unwrapping it toilet paper-esque? Okay, my metaphors and similes haven't been very appetizing but my … Continue reading Cinnamon Rolls