Pain Brie| Crushed Bread of Normandy

I am not sure whether I should be happy or sad about this loaf. Pain Brie is a traditional bread of the Normandy region of France and it gets its name because ‘brier’ means ‘to pound’ and ‘pain’ is french for bread. So Pain Brie is pounded bread because the dough is pounded many times…

Tahinli Ekmek | Turkish Tahini Bread – #BreadBakers

After a month long dedication to dosas and pancakes, I am back to my first love – breads, more specifically the yeast based bread. A friend gifted me a bottle of tahini and that got me excited to use it in a bread before all of it goes down the hummus route. So when I…

Herbs & Garlic Rolls

All through my life I have tried to lose weight. It has mostly not worked because I would not stick to any plan for more than a week. Then I would look at people thinner than me wearing pretty clothes and sulk. This has been going on forever with no end in sight. Finally I…

Stuffed Pain d’epi

It is so good that the summers are finally over. Not that it was too hot in Bangalore for most of May but I was visiting the hotter parts of the country and felt the full heat of the summer. Literally! But now we have rain and the weather is, well, not hot. That should…

Kimbula Banis | Sweet Buns

My usual modus operandi in any country theme is to look for the breads available there and try to bake atleast one such dish. I chanced upon this awesome sweet bun recipe and knew I had to make it. It is simple, tasty and makes for a perfect snack for kids.   This dish is…

Pane di Lino / Ground Flaxseed Bread

This is the first post for 2018 and I wanted it be a bread. This week I am posting three recipes for the New Year Challenge in which we post dishes that reflect our goals and resolutions for this year. Mine have to revolve around bread. So I will be posting three posts related to…

The year that was….

Another year is at an end and 2018 is on the anvil with loads of promise. Every year when Valli asks us to write about the Best of the Year, she gives pointers like – best recipes, most liked ones, etc. But what I end up doing is write about my entire life in that…

Bake-a-thon Round Up

We come to the end of another Bake-a-thon, which is my favourite event of the year because I have legitimate reason to mix flour water salt and yeast and get all excited and worked up at the same time. My original plan was to have all recipes in this theme as sourdough baking but I…

Crusty Cloche Bread with Maize flour

I have been trying to bake with different flours for sometime now. Not all experiments are successful but each is definitely a learning experience. I found some maize flour in my local supermarket quite suddenly one day. I knew that I should grab it before it disappears again and I did. I was not quite…

Roasted Garlic and Potato Bread

If you don’t know already, let me tell you that roasting garlic is one of the most amazing things you can do in the kitchen. It lets out a lovely aroma that delights the senses, works up your imagination and appetite and lends a wonderful flavour to the dish. So when I saw this awesome…