'Bread' on Serious Eats

Jack Up Your Cornbread With These Five Variations

After working through loaf after loaf of Northern-style cornbread trying to find the best recipe, I thought I'd be be all cornbread-ed out. Instead, I wound up sitting in my kitchen one cold Saturday night, churning out one cornbread after another, combining sweet, savory, and spicy flavors until I had five iterations that really clicked, each taking an already excellent cornbread recipe to grand new heights. More

The Food Lab: How to Make Pull-Apart Stuffing-Flavored Rolls

It's no question that stuffing is the best thing on the Thanksgiving table. It's also no question that my Easy Pull-Apart Pepperoni Garlic Knots are the most stupidly delicious easy recipe I've come up with so far this year. So what happens when you take the idea of a pull-apart garlic knot and mix it up with the flavors of stuffing? A bit of Thanksgiving magic, that's what. More

Pull-Apart Stuffing Rolls

It's no question that stuffing is the best thing on the Thanksgiving table. It's also no question that my Easy Pull-Apart Pepperoni Garlic Knots are the most stupidly delicious easy recipe I've come up with so far this year. So what happens when you take the idea of a pull-apart garlic knot and mix it up with the flavors of stuffing? A bit of Thanksgiving magic, that's what. More

Breadmaking 101: How to Troubleshoot Bad Bread

Bread can be a fickle animal. Even though it's one of the simplest, oldest foods on earth, it also takes a lot of finesse and practice before you can make it confidently and well. Today, we're going to go through troubleshooting a series of problem loaves to learn how to make them better and more consistent in the future. More

Kathleen Weber's Favorite Cookbooks

A cookbook changed Kathleen Weber's life. As she writes in Della Fattoria Bread, some friends gave her a copy of The Italian Baker by Carol Field, and Weber "had never seen a baking book like it before." She immediately started making her first biga, a starter commonly used in Italian breads. "From that moment on," she writes, she "baked day and night, reading through The Italian Baker as if it were a novel [she] couldn't put down." Now Weber runs Della Fattoria bakery and café in Sonoma County with her husband and children. More

21 Quick Breads to Make in a Jiffy

A quick bread is fantastic, not only for the speed with which it can be made, but also for the rapidity with which it can be consumed. Many of these recipes come together in merely one bowl and can stand in for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. We love versatility! From pine nut pound cake with a blood orange glaze to gluten-free apple cider show, see them all in the slideshow. More

Cauliflower Cake From 'Plenty More'

This savory cake from Yotam Ottolenghi's newest cookbook, Plenty More, is as beautiful as it is unusual: cauliflower florets are suspended in a golden cake with green flecks of basil and a load of parmesan cheese, with an orbit of onion rings on top and crunchy, aromatic seeds gilding the edges. And, as with most of Ottolenghi's out-of-the-box creations, it's just delicious. More

Cauliflower Cake From 'Plenty More'

This savory cake from Yotam Ottolenghi's newest cookbook, Plenty More, is as beautiful as it is unusual: cauliflower florets are suspended in a golden cake with green flecks of basil and a load of parmesan cheese, with an orbit of onion rings on top and crunchy, aromatic seeds gilding the edges. And, as with most of Ottolenghi's out-of-the-box creations, it's just delicious. More

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Gingerbread

The recipe combines two classic fall quick breads: pumpkin and gingerbread. It grabs the ginger and molasses from a classic gingerbread and adds just enough pumpkin for moistness without adding too much pumpkin flavor. Think of it as a really spicy variation of your favorite pumpkin bread. More

Breadmaking 101: All About Proofing and Fermentation

In today's edition of Breadmaking 101, we're going to delve into what happens when dough is rising, and get to know our soon-to-be good friends—the billions of yeast cells that make our wet blobs of dough into pillowy, airy wonders—a little better. Along the way, we're going to unpack what it means to divide and shape dough, and figure out how we can confidently and purposefully coax our dough into loaves, hopefully without making too much of a mess of ourselves. More

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