A year in bread

Nothing like shutting down the old server to make you realize exactly what only existed there. Banana bread with cream cheese Trivial things, like banners…sidebar images…my brain…

I am off to search through the detritus that passes for a hard drive at my place for missing images, followed by a careful comb through the code for what else is freaked out.

Summer has descended on the northwest like a wet wool blanket. Healthy banana blueberry bread It hit 90 in our little fog valley yesterday, which is far too hot to spend much time in the kitchen. Banana blueberry bread healthy This leaves me craving homemade bread – and other baked goodies – but distinctly avoiding the means of making any.

Specifically, I go to one of the most popular recipes on kitchenMage: my Simple Flaky Biscuits.

Paleo blueberry banana bread These babies take just under half an hour to make, which is tolerable even in this heat. Mini banana bread recipe They are simple enough for small kids to help, convenient since it’s summer vacation.

As a bonus, the biscuits make excellent shortcake so bring on the berries, peaches, and other summer fruit. Vegan banana bread applesauce Hey, peach shortcake! I think I have peaches and it’s still cool enough to bake. Gluten free banana bread recipe I’d love to chat but I think I hear biscuits calling my name…

I hate posts like this, and writing them is worse than reading them, but I am taking a temporary break here. Dairy free banana bread recipe Let’s pretend that’s different from recent history somehow…

In this case, I’ve been ill. Best vegan banana bread Nothing serious but enervating and it leaves me too drained to focus on baking bread, let alone all the other stuff that goes into writing about it. Simple vegan banana bread Hell, I barely have the energy to eat bread these days. How to freeze banana bread The last few weeks of pretending otherwise is a big old fail. How to store banana bread insert sad face here

My plan is to be back with a shiny new design and focus right after the 4th of July. Banana cake recipe nz Cross your fingers and wish me luck. Banana bread with olive oil See you then!

btw, A Year in Bread finally got a twitter account! ( kitchenMage, Farmgirl Fare, and Seriously Good are also on twitter, though I am the only one who uses my account for more than announcing posts…lots more.)

Make sure you map the domain correctly, even if there are good reasons it’s easier not to. Dairy free banana cake recipe [ed., see also: hosting on Kevin ‘s server, he who got too busy with all his other gigs and had to leave us .]

Even if you ignore the first two [ed., and we did] whatever you do, don’t use Blogger’s FTP publishing. South african banana bread recipe It will probably be discontinued in a few years and you will have to migrate the site using a process that is much flakier and fraught with peril than needs be. Quick banana cake recipe Your site and/or feed may disappear for a while, readers might think you are gone, and it will, in general, suck.

We’re migrating the blog this week. Moist banana walnut bread If we seem to disappear, it’s only temporary. Allrecipes com banana bread (And yes, we have the domain wrong, but we’re not fixing it now. Banana bread with peanut butter That would just break it more… Banana nut loaf recipe ain’t technology grand?) The move should happen Thursday-Friday and from what I hear we may be offline intermittently for 24 hours or so.

Questions? Recipe you need right this minute? Drop us a note: aYearinBread (at) gmail (dot) com and we’ll try to help you out. Banana bread no butter See you on the flip side!

No recipe, just a freehand dough, slightly wetter than a baguette with some fresh herbs, minced sundried tomatoes, and pinenuts.

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A few months ago I spent some time updating the Ten Tips on How To Bake Better Artisan Breads at Home post that I published on Farmgirl Fare back in 2005, and it was interesting to see the little ways in which my bread baking has changed over the past several years.

I’m still following most of the tips, though I don’t use my beautiful wooden bread bowls as much as I used to, preferring to let my dough rise in straight-sided plastic containers with snap-on lids instead. Fluffy banana bread recipe And I rarely bother to make steam in the oven anymore.

I’ve also started baking all of my pan loaves (these Chicago Metallic commercial loaf pans are the best) on a hot baking stone to simulate the 7-foot wide ceramic hearth deck oven waiting for me in our almost finished commercial kitchen . Banana muffins with buttermilk The results are fantastic.

Looking for a favorite new loaf? You’ll find the index of recipes for A Year in Bread here . Banana cake no butter And if you have a beloved bread recipe, we hope you’ll consider sharing it in our Friday Favorites series, which you can read more about here .

The other day a friend of mine, wildsheepchase , asked me if we had any tips on getting sticky dough off of utensils once you’re done baking. Banana bread recipe jamie oliver This is a common problem; bread dough is notoriously difficult to get off of even smooth surfaces (like bowls), and small utensils can be tricky to get truly clean.

You’d think the simple answer would be to do what you were taught about cleaning up as you go: toss everything in a sink of hot, soapy water, and it’ll be easy to clean up when you’re done baking. Super healthy banana bread You would be terribly, horribly wrong.

Hot water is the worst thing you can use on bread dough. Banana loaf recipe jamie oliver The heat makes the bread dough even stickier, and you end up with a gloppy mess that sticks to everything. Banana cake recipe jamie oliver (I used to keep an old sponge around for washing bread bowls so I wouldn’t feel guilty about throwing them away as often as I did.)

The easy way to wash bread dough off your bowl and utensils is this:

Using more cool water and a washable cloth/sponge, wash everything. Coconut flour banana bread recipe Once things look clean, finish up with a bit of hot water, like the rest of your dishes. Nutella banana bread recipe (Every so often, wash the cloth with your dish towels.)

Isn’t that pizza cute? I love it because it shows that everyone can do those adorable food tricks without spending years practicing – or a ton of money. Banana oat bread healthy As you cook, think about the shape of the final dish. Cream cheese banana bread recipe Can you change it up for a holiday or just to be cute?

Bread is a particularly good canvas for this sort of play since you can squish it into whatever odd shape you need today: Hearts for Valentine’s Day , Christmas trees , baby ducks for…uh, the heck of it. Easy healthy banana bread (This bread pudding doesn’t quite fit, but I love it so you get a link.)

The pizza was made by Heather Andrews , who writes about an uncategorizable variety of interesting and amusing things at bookish and is a delight on twitter . 2 banana muffin recipe I love the artisan look; you can tell a human made it for you. Banana bread made with cake mix I like that in food, don’t you?

We hope you’re spending Valentine’s Day with people you love. Soft banana cake recipe What are you baking to celebrate?

Thanks to everybody who entered our recent giveaway for a hardcover copy of Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day . Banana date nut bread It’s been lots of fun to read all your comments and opinions about the no knead bread phenomenon.

Beth and I are already planning some more great bread book giveaways, but in the meantime, all of you no knead bread fans might be interested in a special little offer from Fleischmann’s Yeast—a copy of The Bread Breakthrough by Nancy Baggett for just a dollar.

Nancy Baggett is the author of Kneadlessly Simple: Fabulous, Fuss-Free, No-Knead Breads , as well as over a dozen other cookbooks . Simple healthy banana bread recipe The Bread Breakthrough is a 48-page book that includes 8 of Nancy’s favorite no knead bread recipes, with full color photos of each.

You can order a copy here (click on ‘website’ in the drop down menu at the top of the page for The Bread Breakthrough order form to appear). Gluten free banana nut bread Or, iff you have trouble printing out the form, simple send your name and mailing address along with $1 for shipping and handling to:

Limit one recipe book per name, address or household, while supplies last. Gluten free banana bread mix Sorry, but I don’t know if they’ll accept international orders. Fluffy banana cake recipe You can read more about The Bread Breakthrough recipe book in this article on Grit magazine’s website , which includes a recipe for Kneadlessly Simple Easy Oat Bread.

© 2010 AYearInBread.com , the kneadlessly addicted to bread baking blog where we’re in the middle of another snowstorm here on the farm , and I just cooked up a big pot of soup, which means as soon as I finish clomping around outside doing chores, it’s time to bake some bread! A batch of Farmhouse White is definitely on the agenda, but I also have a hankering for some of those crusty Four Hour Parisian Daily Baguettes I love so much. Best banana bread machine recipes With temperatures expected to plunge to zero this weekend, I think I’ll just crank up the oven and keep it cranked!

It’s been over three years since ‘no knead’ bread practically took over the world. Banana bread in a bundt pan Who knew one little article in the New York Times would have such a global phenomenon, but it definitely did. Moist banana cake recipe from scratch The most wonderful thing to come from this craze? A whole slew of people who were inspired and unintimidated enough to start baking their own bread. Gluten free banana bread Woohoo!

I wrote about my experiences with Jim Lahey’s original no knead bread recipe that appeared in Mark Bittman’s New York Times column—including how and why I quit baking it in a Dutch oven—on Farmgirl Fare back in December 2006. Banana muffin recipe 2 bananas Jim, who is the founder of New York’s famed Sullivan Street Bakery, (finally!) has a new book out called My Bread: The Revolutionary No-Work, No-Knead Method.

Here at A Year in Bread, we each made some sort of no knead bread during the second month of our first baking year in 2007. Banana bread no baking powder Kevin decided to try making some No Knead English Muffins, Beth came up with a beautiful Little Bit Twisted, Kinda Nuts, noKnead Oatmeal Toasting Bread (which was inspired by her Cinnamon Spice Pecan Swirl version of my popular Oatmeal Toasting Bread), and I took the ingredients I use to make Italian sausage and created No Knead Italiano Bread, which makes fabulous grilled cheese sandwiches.

In 2007, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois came out with a book called Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery that Revolutionizes Home Baking, which now has a whopping 200,000+ copies in print. Low fat low sugar banana bread We somehow missed the five minute bread craze, but food bloggers all over the world are still writing and raving about the technique and recipes in this bestselling book.

Jeff and Zoe have now written a second book called Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: 100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free Ingredients, which adapts their super-fast method for the health-conscious baker. Good food banana bread Many of the recipes are even 100% whole grain.

Beth’s Little Bit Twisted, Kinda Nuts, noKnead Oatmeal Toasting Bread

Beth and I both received review copies of this new book from the publisher, and we’re looking forward to doing some test baking from it soon. Food network banana bread In the meantime, we’re giving away a hardcover copy of Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day to one A Year in Bread reader!

Just leave a comment in this post telling us something— anything—about no knead bread. Bbc food banana bread Are you a big fan? Did you start baking bread because of it? Have you come up with your own personalized no knead bread recipe that you just can’t stop baking? Do you have a favorite recipe from, or something to say about, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day? If you’ve written about no knead bread on your own blog or shared photos on flickr, you’re welcome to include a link in your comment.

One entry per person please. Food processor banana bread We moderate comments, so if yours doesn’t show up right away, there’s no need (ha ha) to leave another one. Mini banana bread muffins You can enter through next Wednesday, January 27th, and we’ll choose and announce a random winner on Thursday or Friday. Bread pudding with bananas Please check back to see if you’ve won, especially if we have no way to get a hold of you (for example, if you have a blogger profile, is it public and does it list your correct e-mail address?). Bbc good food banana bread Sorry, but the book is being sent from the publisher and can only be shipped to a U.S. Food wishes banana bread address.

Good luck! We can’t wait to hear what you all have to say about no knead bread.

© Copyright 2010 AYearInBread.com the book loving bread baking blog where one of our goals this year is to bake more recipes from our dozens of beautiful bread books!

Wouldn’t this be a delightful sweet bread to find on your table Christmas morning? It’s a breeze to make, and you can use your favorite sweet bread recipe. 100 days of real food banana bread Even small children can help; rolling balls of dough and arranging them into a tree is a great way to keep small people occupied while you do other prep work in the kitchen.

Instructions, and my quick spicy adaptation for any sweet roll recipe over at kitchenMage: How-to shape Christmas tree bread.

Susan and I wish all of you the happiest of times with your family, lots of good food, and some really great bread. Wholefood simply banana bread See you all in the new year for another Year in Bread.

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