Challah Bread

I needed a little bit of a detox after the kouign amanns, so I didn’t do nearly as much baking in the last 2 weeks. A small group of us held a virtual bake-off for the kouign amanns – it was supposed to be a dinner party, but you know, pandemic – and decided to … More Challah Bread

Sourdough Bread

Roopa Along with the rest of the world, I’ve decided it’s a great time to bake bread. It keeps me busy when I’m not yelling at my parents to stay indoors. Sourdough has always been a daunting prospect with the whole keeping a starter alive and all. I don’t even own a houseplant! I also … More Sourdough Bread

Naan

Roopa I am planning to make some of my mom’s recipes this week, so I figured I’d also take a stab at naan. It’s actually not something I ever ate growing up. I really only had it at weddings and restaurants. Either way, my mom didn’t have a recipe, so I searched the internet and … More Naan

Focaccia Bread

Roopa I thought I’d venture out with my bread baking and decided to try making focaccia! I’ve never made it before, but I had renewed confidence based on my bread roll success! I’ve started making a sourdough levain, but that will be at least another week or two. I evaluated a few different recipes and … More Focaccia Bread

Hard Bread Rolls

Roopa I haven’t done a lot of it, but I honestly think bread is one of the more therapeutic things to bake. There’s something about aggressively kneading dough and watching it become more elastic and smooth that is really satisfying. And it’s hard to stay angry about much when your house smells like freshly baked … More Hard Bread Rolls

Fougasse

FOUGASSE Roopa Some extra baguette dough was chopped off, and slit up, and this lovely fougasse was formed, complete with pumpkin seeds, rosemary, and paprika.

Carrot Loaf

Roopa The last loaf we made in the Breads course was a carrot loaf with herbs and caramelized onions. It was definitely more challenging to work with after the addition of all of the wet ingredients! I don’t love onions and can’t be counted on to judge accurately, but my coworkers loved this one! INGREDIENTS … More Carrot Loaf