Baguettes, glorious baguettes

Baguettes, glorious baguettes

And here I thought that making baguettes was a very difficult thing. I thought that it’s up there with ciabatta and croissants. Difficult and only to be mastered by the chosen few. The artisans.   Not true. It is actually quite the opposite. We have 

 
Piesangbrood! (Banana Bread)

Piesangbrood! (Banana Bread)

A picture is worth a thousand words.  Before I could take a picture every slice of banana bread was gone! Banana bread is more than just a teatime treat. It’s Ouma Mona’s kitchen, its growing up in sunny days with heady banana odours drifting from 

 
The easiest buttermilk rusks

The easiest buttermilk rusks

There’s so many variations on buttermilk rusks but I keep coming back to this recipe.  It from one of my favourite food authors, Lynn Bedford Hall.  Traditionally you have to roll the dough in small balls and pack them in a bread pan.  I prefer 

 
Roasted Garlic and Fresh Tomato rubbed Ciabatta bread

Roasted Garlic and Fresh Tomato rubbed Ciabatta bread

Everyone says – keep the stale bread. Well, everyone in cooking shows that feature some-or-other Italian recipe. You can use the bread for croutons, in soups or even make a pasta with them. Very versatile. And who doesn’t love the taste and texture of real 

 
Naan

Naan

Naan is a staple that goes with some curries. We are so used to rice with our curry, but naan is the most wonderful bread to enjoy and to clean your plate with afterwards. This recipe is an authentic Indian naan recipe and makes 8. 

 
Flour Tortillas

Flour Tortillas

Last night I realized much too late that there’s no bread in our house.  This can be problematic as we stay 12 km from the nearest convenience store that’s open at eight in the evening.  I immediately thought of how I am going to avoid