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Category Archives: Baking Bread

The Art Of Baking Bread At Home

“Bread baking is one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells… there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel, that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.”

M.F.K. Fisher, The Art of Eating

 

There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread especially when comes out from your oven. If you love to bake bread as much as I do, visit my You Tube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/AlessandraGambini

Baking Bread Plus: Episode #15 : Pumpkin Fritters

Baking Bread Plus: Episode #14 : Amish Dinner Rolls

Baking Bread Plus: Episode #13 : Pain Au Chocolat

Baking Bread Plus: Episode #12 : Piadina Romagnola

Baking Bread Plus: Episode #11 : Schiacciatine

Baking Bread Plus: Episode #10 : Brioche Col Tuppo

Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (music)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Baking Bread Plus

Baking homemade bread it’s easier than what it seems.
Baking Bread Plus is a cooking web series about how to make homemade bread and baked goods, simply following step-by-step instructions. You just need a kitchen, a lot of passion and you will surprisingly learn how to prepare Pizza dough, Focaccia bread, Pita bread and many other types of bread from around the globe.

 

 

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How To Make Panzerotti

There’s nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread especially when comes out from your oven. In this episodes of my cooking web series Baking Bread Plus, I’ll show you how to make delicious homemade Panzerotti, the traditional Italian fried crescent filled with tomato, mozzarella cheese and basil.
Remember to keep it always Homemade Simple and Delicious!

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Bread Love And Dreams YouTube Channel:
http://www.youtube.com/AlessandraGambini

Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (music)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

How To Make Japanese Milk Bread

 

Learn how to make Japanese Milk Bread ミルク食パン, the  heavenly soft and fluffy bread. The Japanese Milk Bread or Hokkaido Milk Bread is a surprisingly soft bread made with TangZhong 湯種 , a flour and water paste starter (water-roux). Although the TangZhong bread making method was originated in Japan, it has been developed by the Chinese.

So far the best soft bread I’ve ever tasted.

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YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/AlessandraGambini

Enjoy!

Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (music)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

How To Make Hedgehog Pan Brioche

I can assure you that kids love to have sticky hands and messy aprons, then ask your children  to help you baking this cute hedgehog bread.

In Italian cuisine, Pan Brioche refers to a type of bread similar to the French brioche that can be sweet pan brioche dolce, savory pan brioche salato, or spicy pan brioche speziato.

Follow my easy step-by-step video recipe and have fun baking with your little ones.

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YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/AlessandraGambini

 

Credits:

Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (music)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

 

How To Make Chocolate Bread

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Ready for a delicious homemade Chocolate Bread? Take a look at my easy-to-follow video recipe and learn how to make this crispy outside and soft inside scrumptious bread. This bread is very versatile so have a slice of chocolate bread with jam and butter or enjoy it with Italian salumi (cold cuts).

Buon Appetito!

Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (music)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

Welcome Fall 2016!

Welcome Fall!!! In this beautiful time of the year, pumpkin is the main ingredient for many typical Italian dishes : pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin gnocchi, pumpkin risotto. Having myself a sweet tooth, I love to prepare simple and healthy PUMPKIN FRITTERS. This humble vegetable is a great source of  vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E,  it is one of the most popular field crops cultivated around the world and its name comes from the greek word pepon (πέπων) : large melon.

Do you crave for pumpkin fritters too? Follow my step-by-step video recipe and if you like it , please share and give us a thumbs up!

Credits:
Ale Gambini (Host Chef – Founder – Video Maker)
Maurizio OTTO De Togni (Music)
Produced by: BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

 

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INGREDIENTS

4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1 pinch salt

7 gr active dry yeast

1/4 cup lukewarm water

2 cups pumpkin puree

1 container (5.3 oz) non-fat greek yogurt

1 orange freshly squeezed

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

1 teaspoon grated orange peel

2 tbsp granulated sugar

1 egg + 1 egg yolk

canola or vegetable oil, for frying

confectioners’ sugar, to dust

DIRECTIONS

In a big bowl combine together flour and salt.

Stir in the yeast previously proofed with 1/4 cup lukewarm water.

Add pumpkin puree, greek yogurt, orange juice, grated lemon peel, grated orange peel, sugar, 1 egg and 1 egg yolk. Mix thoroughly until very smooth.

Cover with a towel and let rest for 2 hours.

In a large skillet, heat the oil. Allow the oil to reach the right temperature for deep-frying.

Dip a metal teaspoon into a glass of cool water than spoon a teaspoon of batter and drop it into the frying pan.

Fry until puff and golden.

Drain the fritters with a slotted spoon and place them on a serving plate lined with paper towel.

Serve hot, sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar.

 

Let’s Celebrate The Olympic Games Rio 2016

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Good luck to all the athletes who have trained so hard to reach this humongous achievement.

Let’s celebrate the Olympic Games Rio 2016  baking Brazilian cheese bread (Pão de Queijo), the gluten-free cheese rolls made with cassava or tapioca flour.

Bom Apetite!

#bakingbread #rio2016 #breadloveanddreams

 

Makes : 20 to 24 cheese puffs

Difficulty : easy

Prep time : 5 min.

Baking time : 20 min.

 

INGREDIENTS

2/3 cup whole milk

1/3 cup olive oil

1 egg, room temperature

1.5 cups tapioca flour

1/2 cup three cheese blend (muenster, gouda and mozzarella) OR Queso Fresco, grated

1 tbsp Parmigiano Reggiano, grated

1/2 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS

– Preheat oven at 400°F.

– Grease a mini-muffin tin with cooking spray, set aside.

– Place all the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth and well blended.

– Pour the batter gently into the mini-muffin tin, filling the wells 3/4 full.

– Bake for 15-20 minutes until puffed and golden.

– Remove from oven, let cool for a couple of minutes on their pan.

– Serve warm.