Rewena Paraoa

Rewena bread is a traditional Maori potato sourdough bread, known as Rewena Paraoa. The Maori are indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. Paraoa is the Maori word for bread. The word rewena comes from the root word ‘rewa’, which is a potato. Rewena bread is made with fermented potato instead of yeast, which gives the…

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Sourdough Sandwich Loaf

Once we have our sourdough starter ready, the next exciting job is to be bake a lovely loaf of bread. I have baked this loaf multiple times with all purpose flour, with part wheat flour and seeded loaf too. All of the loaves turned out amazing and I have loved every version of it. I…

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Seeded Sourdough Boule for Bread Bakers

Now that I have figured out the basics of baking a sourdough bread, I decided to take the next step with some delicious additions to the loaf. I thought of giving it some crunch with pumpkin seeds and a good bite with replacing some of the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour. As of…

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Sourdough bread – Coil Fold

Today we have the second in the series of ‘Bread of a kind’. I have made another sourdough bread, a boule but this time I have used the coil folding method instead of the usual stretch and fold method for strengthening and developing the gluten in the dough. Coil fold seemed easier to me and…

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Stiff Dough Sourdough Bread

The best part of baking sourdough bread is that it can be adapted to any schedule, weather and time. I love this stiff dough sourdough bread because it is perfect to bake during the Indian summer when the chances of over proofing are so high. What is a stiff dough sourdough bread? A stiff dough…

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Spicy Buns

For the third and final day of the ‘Roll and fold like a bun’ theme, I have some spicy buns. I was so tempted to call these quick buns because these are made with yeast. After the sourdough spree I had, the fact that I can actually complete the bread from start to finish in…

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Quick Loaf

I have been forever trying to find a bread recipe that can be done with a single rise and yet have the lightness and taste of the yeasted loaf. Finally I am so glad I found this recipe. It works like a charm. I made a few modifications to it but it worked nevertheless. So…

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Chocolate Chocochip Bread

I believe I deserve a pat on the back for discovering this dish. It is a chocolate bread with chocochips and raisins and the perfect way to bridge the gap between my need to bake yeast breads and the family’s need to eat sweet. I will be honest here – I am never satisfied with…

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Cheese Bread

So I have been having a good run at home what with baking more breads (especially this cheese bread) as compared to cookies or cake. But I will soon be caught out by the family and made to bake something sweet. I do not understand the love for sweet treats. I can happily live the…

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Masala stuffed Buns

I love all breads but I have a special soft corner for stuffed buns and breads. It makes for sumptuous snacks and the possibilities are endless. Stuffed buns are my favorite gateway to finish up leftovers and clear out the refrigerator. Though I did not use leftovers for this one since I had guests over…

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