Plaited rich saffron loaf

I’ve been wanting to try this loaf for a while because I’ve previously made braided challah and this looked like a version of that. However, I’ve been unsure of where to find saffron. I looked in two of my local grocery stores, both the regular spice aisle and the specialty food aisle, but found nothing….

Crunchy craggy loaf

This recipe took no time at all, so this blog post might be similar. I wanted to bake a bread this week, and originally I was planning on doing a different one that looks like a challah-type loaf, but work turned out to be quite busy this week and I’m low on energy so I…

Pigs in a blanket

I don’t know what it is about this phase of the pandemic, or maybe this part of 2021, but I feel like I’m baking a lot. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I’ve been wanting to make these for a while, but as usual in these pandemic days, I haven’t wanted to make a…

Rye and spelt rolls

Another day, another bake. Or like another week. Or another several weeks. When did I bake last? I honestly don’t remember. Tonight I decided to tackle a bread. I mean not literally. That would be a bizarre visit to the bakery section of my local grocery store. I may not be allowed back to my…

Multigrain loaf

I know what you’re thinking. “Does this lady bake anymore?” Yes this lady does bake. However, she doesn’t exclusively bake from the bakebook. She also bakes for her friend’s wedding. Congratulations, friends! The bride requested an Earl Grey cake with vanilla buttercream and I am pleased to tell you it worked out! I mean I…

Hot cross bun loaf

The day was Easter Monday and my bakebook was itching to be opened. I had been waiting to do this bread bake until Good Friday, but since my family got together on Good Friday, the days prior were filled with prep work for two lemon meringue pies: one regular (filled with dairy and sugar) and…

Fig and toasted hazelnut wholemeal bread

Quite the name of today’s bake, eh? It makes it seem really complicated, but a quick read-through doesn’t scare me, so it must be okay. As I mentioned last week, I purchased hazelnuts for the first time, and I purposefully purchased (say that ten times fast) extra hazelnuts for this bake. There’s a second ingredient…

Paul’s Roquefort and walnut-filled loaf

Bread comes after biscuits and traybakes (in the bakebook), which means it’s time for a bread recipe. But which do I do? Do I do a saffron loaf or a super complicated Moroccan plaited wreath? Do I do a super simple bread or finally tackle doughnuts? Considering the fact that it’s just started to snow,…

Cheddar and mustard loaf

As you may recall if you just read my chocolate pecan macaron post, my friend and I had plans to watch a movie set in France while eating French food. The macarons were a complement to that idea. This loaf was the core of that idea. When we’ve made French food before, we’ve almost always…

Paul’s povitica

I know I only recently baked, but I also only recently realized that I’ve done 40 recipes in the last year of me doing this and I still have 74 to go. So I started to feel the pressure. Also I had that whole milk that I wanted to use up (remember?), so I figured…