Za’atar Pull Apart Bread

Today is the final day of this Mega Marathon. It has been an awesome one month with the frangrance of yeast wafting around my kitchen and sometime my entire house. It has been a month of constantly cleaning the mixing bowl and measuring cups to start the bread for the next alphabet. I was tempted to go with Zopf for this last bread of the … Continue reading Za’atar Pull Apart Bread

Yang PaBbang

We are almost at the end of our baking mega marathon. I was quite worried at the beginning because I wasn’t as prepared as I should have been and the strategy was to bake almost everyday. But surprisingly I enjoyed this month immensely. My routine would be to finish the day’s cooking by 7 in the morning and then start with kneading the dough. I … Continue reading Yang PaBbang

Xacuti Khara Bread

Not surprising that I spent the maximum time trying to figure out a bread for the alphabet, X. I almost gave up and was reconciling myself to doing something other than bread when I came across the dish called, ‘Xacuti Chicken’. Upon further reading, I discovered that it is a dish popular in Goa, India and Xacuti is a spice mix used to make the … Continue reading Xacuti Khara Bread

Water Bread / Pan de Agua

We are nearing the end of the month and end of the awesome Baking Mega Marathon in which we baked dishes for each alphabet from A to Z from various countries across the world. I was not fully prepared for this marathon and was very nervous of baking and clicking and posting on the same day and having so much bread to eat. But I … Continue reading Water Bread / Pan de Agua

Ukranian Christmas Bread – Kolach

When I was a kid, I had waist length hair that my mother used to patiently braid everyday. The day she declared I was old enough to take care of myself and I needed to braid my hair, I ran to the nearest salon and chopped off my hair to neck length. That shows how amazing I have always been at braiding. I thought the … Continue reading Ukranian Christmas Bread – Kolach

Sourdough Bread with tomatoes and thyme

It is said, there comes a day in the life of every bread baker, when you make a successful sourdough. Finally that day is here for me and I have a beautiful bread for it. I tried making the sourdough starter thrice before and had to abandon it each time when the smell was too much to bear within a day. Disheartened I gave up … Continue reading Sourdough Bread with tomatoes and thyme

Quick Bread – Beer Bread

I tried quite a bit but could not get a yeast bread with Q or maybe I didn’t look hard enough. So I decided to do a bit of ‘jugaad’ / compromise and do a Quick Bread from Q. Quick bread is any bread leavened with leavening agents other than yeast or eggs. They can be prepared quickly without requiring the time-consuming skilled labor and the … Continue reading Quick Bread – Beer Bread

Pain d’Epi

This is another item off my bucket list. My bucket list, in a nutshell, is baking breads and adventure sports – bungee, sky diving, para gliding and the like. This bread was the first one I finalized on my list of bakes for this month. While I was baking this bread, the husband and I had another conversation about our Europe vacation. We do this every three … Continue reading Pain d’Epi