Recently I read an interesting story on creation of breadsticks/grissini. They have originated in Torino, Piemonte, a region of northwest Italy. Grissini/breadsticks were invented around the end of the 17th century to cure the health problems of young Duke Vittorio Amedeo II of Savoy. The story goes that the duke had difficulty digesting most foods.… Continue reading Breadsticks/grissini with rosemary and olive oil
I love my bread machine, it is truly a great help for a busy person who loves to cook and bake. This time I baked a chocolate cake in bread machine which again turn out to be delicious and extremely easy to make. I used the original Zojirushi recipe and adjusted it a bit. Original:… Continue reading Chocolate cake in bread machine!
I was keen on trying out my new Zojirushi machine to make some dough and bake the bread in the oven. For that I decided to go for an olive oil and herbs infused bread. For the dough I used a simple basic bread recipe: 1 1/3 cups of warm water 4 1/4 cups of all… Continue reading Bread with herbs and olive oil
Last week I made some homemade croutons – a great way to use up a stale bread. I used them for making sweet corn soup with chili flakes. You can prepare croutons in a very simple way: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Brush stale bread on both sides with olive oil.… Continue reading Sweet corn soup with chili flakes and homemade croutons
The best way to test new bread machine is to bake basic white bread. And I did just that with my Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso BB‑PAC20. I have tried their basic bread recipe a couple of times (see below) and found it a bit too sweet. So, made a few adjustments and must admit the bread… Continue reading Basic white bread in bread machine
Pizza dough with bread machine – Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso BB‑PAC20
It finally happened – I received my new bread maker – Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso BB‑PAC20!!!! The first impressions: The design and build is solid It comes with great recipe/instruction book and DVD It can make almost any type of bread (white, raisin, artesian, and everything in between), cakes, knead and raise dough, jams An option to program in… Continue reading My new bread machine!