Extraordinary Bread – Scaccia

Scaccia is a stuffed flat bread in Sicilian cuisine. “Scacciata” derives from the Sicilian word meaning to drive away, equivalent to the Italian word “schiacciata” meaning to crush or to flatten. This bread is made with a very thin rectangular layer of dough, folded on itself three or four times. It can be stuffed with different ingredients, the more common variations are ricotta cheese and onion, cheese and tomato, tomato and onion, or tomato and eggplant, depending on location, taste, or season. It is baked and can be eaten hot or cold. A great option for a lunch, I made … Continue reading Extraordinary Bread – Scaccia

ExtraordinaryBread – Cinnamon Conchas

Conchas, which means “shells” in Spanish, have a the twisted streusel top that is supposed to look like a seashell. They are Mexico‚Äôs national sweet bread. The history of the concha dates back to the colonial era, when French, Spanish, and Italian bakers established themselves in Mexico, bringing their recipes, like brioche and baguettes, with them. Traditionally a type of pan dulce, they usually come in either chocolate or vanilla flavor. The King Arthur Baking Company recipe uses cinnamon for the topping. The ingredients for these rolls are fairly standard. Thus, I did not take a photo. The recipe is also fairly easy. … Continue reading ExtraordinaryBread – Cinnamon Conchas

#ExtraordinaryBread – Butterflake Herb Loaf

Another recipe done and another tasty loaf (actually two loaves) of bread. For the complete recipe, see the King Arthur Baking Company recipe. This is a recipe I have made before. This time, I made a few adjustments. As expected, since I had made this recipe before, these loaves tasted great! Continue reading #ExtraordinaryBread – Butterflake Herb Loaf