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How to Make Homemade Bagels

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Breads, Breakfast, Breakfast Breads, Yeast Bread Techniques, Yeast Breads 9 Comments

Learn the step-by-step process of how to make homemade bagels! This article walks you through every step of the way and explains the science behind yeast bread and how to make bagels!   This article was originally written for the April 2014 Edition of VRAI Magazine.    Yeast dough was always something I was intimidated by when I first started baking. I would avoid it at all cost. I’m not sure why. I think it’s because you always hear people talk about how difficult yeast is to work with. And yes, there are a lot of things about bread making …

4 Ingredient Crusty Bread Bowls

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With only 4 ingredients, this easy bread bowl recipe could not be simpler to put together! Water, flour, yeast, salt are the only 4 ingredients you need to create perfectly crusty bread bowls for your favorite soup or dip!  A few years ago I posted a recipe for how to make homemade bread bowls. I have never been completely satisfied with that recipe. Don’t get me wrong, it is bread after all! I will eat bread pretty much any which way. But I’ve always wished those bowls were  a little easier to make and a whole lot crustier on the …

Basic Three Braid Challah Bread

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Basic challah bread can be so easy to achieve at home! This easy three braid challah bread is super soft, slightly chewy and a little sweet. The presentation of challah bread is so beautiful and my video tutorial will show you exactly how to make it!  Bread making class was absolutely my favorite class in culinary school. Not just because it meant we got to eat ridiculous amounts of fresh bread everyday, but because I really am fascinated by the whole bread making process. It is incredible to me that such humble ingredients can transform into something so magnificent. Thus …

Make-Ahead Soft Yeast Rolls

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These easy soft yeast rolls can be made ahead and refrigerated until you are ready to bake and serve. They result in tender, fluffy, chewy and buttery rolls! Every time a big holiday meal is about to roll around I have a struggle with the huge life decision of yeast rolls or biscuits? These are the big questions in life. How do we make these kinds of decisions?! But I realized the other day that I had disproportionate number of biscuit recipes to roll recipes on the site. And since we are still in the middle of the working with yeast …

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

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Prep these cinnamon rolls the night before and bake in the morning. These overnight cinnamon rolls bake up super fluffy and gooey are are slathered with cream cheese frosting while still warm!  When I first decided I was going to do a series on baking with yeast I asked people to post on facebook what questions they had about baking with yeast. One of my friends asked, “I make cinnamon rolls at night. What do I need to do to be able to bake them in the morning and still have them be as fluffy as if I baked them …

Easy Rustic Yeast Bread

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This easy bread recipe produces a beautiful rustic loaf that is nice and crusty on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Follow my simple video tutorial to find out how to make this 4 ingredient easy bread recipe!  Hello and welcome back to my baking with yeast series. Yesterday I kicked things off with a little informational post, Baking with Yeast 101. If you haven’t checked it out yet, it might be good to do so if you are uncomfortable with baking with yeast or even if you never have done it! What I’m hoping for in this …

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Baking with Yeast 101

Baker Bettie Baking Science, Baking Techniques, Yeast Bread Techniques 4 Comments

Learn the basics of how to bake with yeast in my baking science series! In baking with yeast 101 you will learn the basics of what makes yeast grow, what puts it to sleep, and how to avoid killing your yeast!  When I first started baking I would not even consider making a recipe that called for yeast. For some reason, baking with yeast seemed like an overly complicated task that only the most skilled of bakers could do properly. And while the statement that baking with yeast can be very complicated and intricate is true, in many situations this …

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Epi Bread- Wheat Stalk Bread

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Learn how to make epi bread also known as wheat stalk bread. This elegant looking loaf is perfect for any holiday table and each piece is easily broken off into individual rolls for easy passing around the table.  Have you ever heard of Epi Bread aka Pain d’Epi, or wheat stalk bread? I only just recently learned about it last year in school, but I am kind of obsessed with it. I love this bread so much for several reasons. One, because it looks so nice sitting on a dinner table. It seems impressive and can almost be a centerpiece …