Obviously as a someone who is trying to learn the in’s and out’s of bread making, a blog called “Wild Yeast” is going to be something I’m going to love. My favorite part of this site is the weekly bread related round-up they do called Yeast Spotting – a great recap of the best bread related posts from different blogs. It’s a great place to find some inspiration, especially for weekend bread guys like me. Anyway, you can check out this weeks version here. Top of my list, besides finally diving into sourdough, is to make the Polish Sweet Bread for the large Polish contingent in the house and see if it lives up to the old world version.

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We’ve always drawn a line between bread baking and desserts on this blog, but it’s a pretty gray line. When I saw the picture of the Portuguese bread treat called a Malasada made at Leonard’s Bakery in Honolulu, there was no way it wasn’t making the cut! I mean, look at this thing:

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

You can check out the whole story here as well as find out all the info on this awesome little nugget. I spent a lot of time in Honolulu as a kid and wished I knew about this place, although I can understand why it wasn’t on my retired grandparents radar. Since I know I will be in Hawaii again someday, this will be on the top of my list.


I’m all about easy here, since time is precious (as you can tell from the lack of posts in the past few weeks), so this recipe for “The Simplest White Bread Ever” from Serious Eats caught my eye. I haven’t made it yet, but will do is this weekend instead of of the usual loaf I make for the kids lunches for the week.


Bread Bakers Apprentice: Poolish Baguettes

April 21, 2010

I really contemplated trying to do the Pain à l’Ancienne since I pretty much screwed the pooch the first time I tried it, but I’m just not quite ready to jump into the deep end again. So this time I decided to try to the Poolish Baguettes. I’ve baked with a poolish before, which is [...]

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Fried Bread: Sopaipillas

April 14, 2010

When we started Bread Guys, we put donuts in a gray area, but sweet fried bread sounds good to me, and especially this recipe from Serious Eats for Sopapillas. I’m adding this to the list!

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Bread Bakers Apprentice: Light Whole Wheat Loaf

April 9, 2010

Making some kick ass loaves that emulate some of the great breads I’ve had, both in taste and look, at home, is one of the main reasons I wanted to start learning how to make bread, but the other was just to make a simple sandwich loaf that I could use everyday to make sandwiches [...]

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Bread Bakers Apprentice: Pain à l’Ancienne

April 2, 2010

It’s my birthday today and I think if it comes down to wishing for world peace or finally making a great baguette, at this point I would choose the baguette. I tried to make Pain à l’Ancienne last weekend (see the recipe here) and while it tasted fantastic, it was flat and dense, not all [...]

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April 1, 2010

Let me start this week by offering a bit of an apology. We’ve been slacking on the content these last couple of days…it’s just been a tough stretch to find those extra few moments to put a post together. We’ll get better about it…or maybe we won’t. I guess you can consider Brendan and I [...]

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Bread Bakers Apprentice: Anadama Loaf

March 26, 2010

I’ve started making my way through the Bread Bakers Apprentice and I guess there is no better place to start than the beginning. As a bonus, the first recipe is for a loaf, called Anadama which is a loaf from the Northeast that has cornmeal and molasses. The recipe itself intrigued me, and the idea [...]

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Spinach Calzones

March 25, 2010

(Just a heads up…I started writing this post on Sunday night…but couldn’t finish it until tonight. That might help to explain the intro…) As another weekend rolls to a close, I find myself happy that I don’t lament the fact that I’ll need to return to work tomorrow…I actually am one of the lucky ones [...]

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