How bread goes stale – Science & Tricks

One of my favorite foods by far is freshly baked bread. Unfortunately, bread doesn’t stay fresh for a long time. As soon as it comes out of the oven, the ageing process sets in. It starts getting old as soon as it comes out of the oven. Preventing ageing of …

Scalding Milk & Making Sticky Cinnamon Rolls

Some foods I want to make just because they look they’re fun to make. One of those are cinnamon rolls. I’ve seen loads of photos of cinnamon rolls: those little round rolls with cinnamon all stacked up in a pan with a lot of sticky glaze over it. Sounds great …

Almond paste recipe – A seasonal bread: Kerststol

Updated: 26-December-2016 There are foods you only eat in certain times of the year. Brussel sprouts are typically a winter vegetable, whereas I link strawberries to summer. Another one of these is almond paste and breads filled with almond paste (in the Netherlands these are called ‘stol’ and I believe …

Oven history – evolution of the oven over time

Updated: 8-Dec-2016 In our kitchen we have a great electric oven, it preheats pretty fast (a matter of minutes!), has loads of space and seems to be pretty reliable regarding temperature. It’s perfect for making pies and bread. One of the great things of baking bread is that people have …

Bread making process – A concise overview

Ever lost track of all the different steps to take when making bread and why again you had to do those? Or think about scaling up your bread production, but kind of lost track of all the different steps that have to take place? It sounds like you’re in need …

100% whole wheat bread

Making a bread using only wholemeal flour and no white plain flour is a challenge. It tend to give a very dense bread which only bread lovers might appreciate. I’ve had several failed attempts in this bread type before trying a recipe from the cookbook Brilliant Bread which did give …

Brilliant Bread – A book review

I am not a fan of the Great British Bake-off, to be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a complete episode, maybe I should! But thanks to a Great British Bake-off lover, I did get my hands on the book Brilliant Bread, written by James Morton, participant of the …