baking · bread · Bread maker

Breadsticks/grissini with rosemary and olive oil

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

baking · bread · Meals

Sweet corn soup with chili flakes and homemade croutons

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