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Celebrate the Epiphany with a Dreikönigskuchen or Swiss Three Kings Cake

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Celebrate the Epiphany with a Dreikönigskuchen or Swiss Three Kings Cake

This brioche-like cake is perfect for sharing, and whoever finds the hidden fève is crowned king for the day! Follow my Dreikönigskuchen recipe with step-by-step photos. Swiss Three Kings Cake If there is one thing that can chase the post-Christmas blues away, it is the knowledge that the Epiphany is just around the corner. Once all of the Gingerbread Men, Panettone and Fruit Mince Pies have been devoured in the lead-up to Christmas, one can then look forward to the joys of the Dreikönigskuchen to celebrate the Epiphany on 6 January. What is a Dreikönigskuchen? A Dreikönigskuchen is a Swiss...

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2020-05-07

Bagels Baking Bread Jewish

2020-05-07

In my early twenties I did a lot of clubbing.  I actually met The Viking on the London club scene (this is a whole different story for a different time) but I had a gang of wonderful friends from fashion college and we would all get dressed up on a Friday and Saturday nights and drive into town from our college which was in the suburbs. (Don’t worry, we were very sensible, there was always a dedicated driver.) We would have our fun and then at 2am in the morning we would drive back to college via the bagel bakery...

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Easy Sourdough Bread (Bread Machine)

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Easy Sourdough Bread (Bread Machine)

This Easy Sourdough Bread in the bread machine is a simple solution for busy people. Make a really delicious sourdough style loaf without the work involved in looking after a sourdough starter. What is Sourdough Bread? Sourdough is bread made from naturally occurring yeasts and bacteria.  A true sourdough is made from a starter that ferments and creates these natural yeasts, this will take at least 3 days.  You use some of the starter to make your loaf then feed the remaining starter with more flour and water every two days to keep it alive.  Easy Sourdough Bread Sourdough is...

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Wild garlic focaccia.

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Wild garlic focaccia.

Pressing my fingers down into the dough, i imagined i was hitting the keys on a piano, While i hummed a tune in my head. Baking at this time is really helping to keep me calm. There is something very satisfying about that part of the process of making a focaccia. Don’t you agree? Jump to Recipe I poured a good glug of olive oil over the dough and it gathered in the little dimples left by my fingers. After wild garlic, three corner leeks and nettles that I gathered on my walk in the woods were arranged on top,...

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Bread for Beginners: Sandwich Bread Recipe

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Bread for Beginners: Sandwich Bread Recipe

A few months ago I decided I'd like to try baking all our bread instead of buying some of it at the store. I was already baking about half of what we eat, but was tired of getting cheap grocery store bread that was full of junk (and the nice stuff is pricey!!). So I tried out a bunch of different recipes, tweaked my favorite, and baked my heart out. Little did I know that a couple months later, there would be a serious bread shortage in stores! I'm so glad I was already in the habit of baking all...

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