These pop-overs from Smitten Kitchen were a huge hit. Not every one popped but they were really great with salad and even for breakfast. I’d probably add more salt next time.
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Yes, we are officially on a Smitten Kitchen kick. I knew I had to make this garlic bread recipe when I saw it. It was actually easy, and good for a crowd (though is ranked second in my mind to John’s ATK garlic bread). I tested this with both Italian and sourdough bread. I prefer the latter, but it works fine with the former (I couldn’t find a large enough sourdough loaf to bring to a party). I might nix the pecorino next time in favor of mozzarella (or use very finely grated parmesan), as it didn’t melt as much as I wanted it to (the fontina worked great).
So this recipe can be adapted into pretzel rolls. Mine are a little misshapen, but who cares? Just divide the dough into equal round balls and prepare as you would the twists.
This turned out well and was easy to make. The dough didn’t get very crispy on the bottom, but I think that’s more to do with the fact that my pizza stone broke and I made these on baking sheets. This was a none-too-fancy margherita; we were more impressed with the white pizza (recipe to follow). This is from “How to Cook Everything Vegetarian.”
Man, what a difference subbing 1 cup wheat flour for 1 cup regular flour makes. A great change to this recipe; my best bread yet. Also, I definitely stand by adding about 1/4 cup of warm water to your yeast, and letting it stand for 10 minutes, before mixing with the remaining ingredients.
I’m probably the last person on earth to have tried this recipe, but there’s definitely something to it, especially for the baking-challenged like me. My first batch didn’t rise quite as much as I wanted, so I’m trying a friend’s trick (adding water to the yeast beforehand) on the second batch, currently in process. I’m also not convinced I had “instant yeast” the first time around, so there’s that. Easy, but a long process given the 18 hour rest; it’s great for work-from-home types like yours truly.
I now can check off my first Kitchen Goal of 2011. Homemade bread: accomplished! This recipe came courtesy of my dear friend Rachel. It was a somewhat complex recipe, but not a super advanced one, so it worked out well for my first attempt at bread.
I think the result was yummy, too! The only thing that seems slightly off is that the bread is a little crumbly (not sure if it’s related, but I used King Arthur all purpose flour instead of bread flour). But the flavor is delicious! I was even happy with the shaping, appearance, etc.