Another week, another Friday and another Ten at Ten of fab posts from amazing food bloggers. I will not be doing a themed round up each week, but thought a whizz round some bread posts might be quite fun this week?
I know from experience that bread making is really addictive. Whether you use a bread machine, knead by hand or in a stand mixer, or make artisan sourdough – making your own loaf is very rewarding and well worth having a go at.
If you are a little nervous about using yeast why start off with making sodabread, leavened with bicarb rather than the yeast. Nutritious Deliciousness made a sun dried tomato and cheese soda bread, once you have cracked the basic recipe there are endless flavour variations you can try.
If you have a bread maker do not expect perfect results immediately. It take practice and getting used to your machine. Loaves will vary according the brand of flour, freshness of the yeast and sometimes the mood of the machine. Sarah from Maison Cupcake wrote about learning to get used to her bread machine some time ago, and makes some very sensible points.
Cinnamon rolls are yeasted and so definitely count as bread, I love American expat Deb’s recipe and photos of her individual cinnamon rolls. Perfect for a late breakfast, or to have with coffee.
Stumped by the celeriac in her vegetable box, and a lonely past its prime lump of brie Kate made a celeriac and brie soda bread, perfect for a delicious sandwich or for dunking in soup.
A very different way of bread making is the Tangzhong or water roux method. It really is not that difficult and you are rewarded with a super soft, fluffy loaf which stays fresh for days. Super Golden Bakes was impressed with her loaf she also adapted the recipe to make chocolate rolls.
Not quite bread, but very interesting are Claire’s corn tortillas at Things We Make. Perfect for the whole family to be involved in making, adaptable on fillings and great finger food for a party.
The Little Loaf lets out a rallying cry for homemade bread accompanied by a beautiful rye bread, flavoured with black pepper and fennel and sprinkled with poppy seeds.
For further proof that bread making is really not that hard have a look at this amazing herbed cheese pull apart bread from Cook n Crackle, which astonishingly is the first bread they had made.
You really can flavour a loaf with anything, as proved by Sally’s date syrup and rosemary loaf, the only limit is your imagination.
Lastly after all that baking you might want a sweet treat, and inspired by a little photo in Martha Stuart Living magazine London Bakes made a ricotta, honey and honey pizza.
Do you make your own bread? Are you now inspired to give it a try?