Baguettes

Roopa The last time I tried to make baguettes was a little bit of a mess. I had forgotten some of the techniques I learned in pastry school, which are fairly important when making baguettes. I also didn’t have anything resembling a couche and used strategically placed ladles and towels. Needless to say, that was … More Baguettes

Blueberry Scones

Roopa Scones are nice to make when I’m low on time, as they’re pretty simple and don’t involve any obscure ingredients, so I usually have everything on hand. This is the recipe from the Duchess bakery in Edmonton, but it’s a keeper so I always come back to it.

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