I've made several different variations on no-knead bread over the years, most recently this multigrain version. I've made them in a Dutch oven, cast iron skillet, loaf pan, and free form, after short, overnight and multi-day rises. No matter the recipe or the baking setup, my no-knead loaves are incredibly bland. Parbaked loaf from the freezer aisle bland. Bakers of Metafilter, what am I missing? [more inside]
Where in NYC where I can find rugbrød? (a Danish/Scandinavian rye bread, heavily studded with seeds and deliciousities?) [more inside]
I want to make sandwiches for work on Dutch Crunch bread -- it's amazing. However, the only places I've had it are sandwich shops that are selling finished sandwiches, not the bread itself. Please tell me where in SF I can buy loaves of this crunchy goodness!
I'm thinking of taking a bread maker as a gift for a family that I'll be visiting in Mumbai, India. What potential problems might I be overlooking? [more inside]
I have about 1/4+ cup of sourdough starter to use up. Tell me what I can make that I can eat today. [more inside]
I read a novel that has lots of sexual scenarios, one of which involves a "frigid" woman who is repeatedly offered grissini (breadsticks) by a waiter as a subliminally sexual seduction. There was another ongoing scene in which a woman was a research subject for testing orgasm response. Why? Because I can't remember and like the pirate with the steering wheel belt buckle, it's driving me nuts. Thanks!
An oven problem has caused my loaf of dough to be heated, then cooled and it's now caved in. Can I save it? [more inside]
I was at a Mexican corner grocery last night, and on a whim bought this bread. It's really good, and I want to know what it is. It's really dense and wheaty, with a bit of sweetness (kind of like a honey wheat.) The only label is the one in the picture (enhanced). I've tried searching the word in label, and get nothing! What is it?
I've been living on the road for the past seven months hitting just about everywhere in the South East US and wherever I go I try to find sourdough bread. In years past sourdough bread was easy to come by. This past year or so it's become nearly impossible and when I do find it it lacks any of the sour flavor I'm craving. Is this bread available in other parts of the country? Do people not like the sour flavor? Is there some kind of weird global warming yeast die-off going on that nobody told me about?
My grandmother's in heaven, my bread machine is in the trash and my family can't wait to have Easter Bread next weekend. Help me successfully get this recipe back in the oven where it originated. [more inside]
I absolutely hate baking. I really love good bread. No vendor in my area has good bread. Should I try making bread? [more inside]
I am taking a last-minute, whirlwind tour of Switzerland from August 29-Sept 7th, and need budget lodging recommendations. [more inside]
Did my flour go bad? I have some wheat flour from a small local farm. I used it to make bread today and it has an odd smell. I'm wondering if it's still okay to use or if I'll be tripping like a medieval peasant if I eat it. [more inside]
Why did I find bread on my doorstep? [more inside]
My question is about a recipe for hushva nan (AKA pebbled Persian bread). The bread is awesome, but I don't really understand the recipe. [more inside]
Lost my favourite recipe for bread, please help! [more inside]
Help me complete this bell hooks quote: "in the act of breaking bread, we call upon" [more inside]
Is yeast in bread considered an animal product? [more inside]
I love to bake bread and need more recipes. EXOTIC recipes. [more inside]
Is the plural of a variety of bread, "breads" or does it remain bread? "I scale, mix and bake various breads from scratch for a busy café and catering orders."
Help us keep our home baked bread fresh. Well, freshish. [more inside]
Does anyone have experience with proofing croissants overnight in the refrigerator to reduce prep time in the morning? [more inside]
Have you ever baked bread in a crock-pot? [more inside]
Where can I find a knead blade for my Mister Loaf HB-210/215 bread machine [more inside]
Besides baking absurd amounts of bread, how can I use up 6oz of Fresh Bakers Yeast before it expires on 4/12/2010? [more inside]
I'm eager to add white whole wheat flour to quickbreads and other baked goods, but every time the resulting product has a strong, white-wheat-funky aftertaste. Almost sour. Am I doing something wrong? [more inside]
How can I defrost bread without it getting stale? [more inside]
Besides bread, what else can I make with my sourdough starter? [more inside]
Help from our sourdough bread experts.I want to get my wife a sourdough bread starter and whatever goodies to help in baking a tasty sourdough. Please pass along any tips, books, or info available to get the dough rolling.. By the way can you make a starter at home or is there a really good place to order a starter. Thanks!
What are the best supplies for baking bread at home from scratch? [more inside]
My no-knead bread dough isn't rising. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I love sourdough. It doesn't seem like anyone else in Toronto does, though. [more inside]
Where to buy fresh baked (artisan?) bread in the Menlo Park, CA area? [more inside]
I have a recipe for beer bread that I found in an old Junior League cookbook that has become a staple at our house, but I'd like to try other recipes and variations on the theme. Does anyone have a fairly simple, delicious beer bread recipe? Either quick bread or yeast bread? Many thanks!
I found a recipe for delicious-looking coconut buns, but it's missing a bit of info and has distinct ESL qualities. Can anyone help me make sense of it? [more inside]
Why does putting a couple pieces of bread in a sealed container of cookies keep the cookies soft while the bread goes hard? [more inside]