Monkey Bread – Also known as Monkey Brains

Monkey Bread - Also known as Monkey Brains
Galit showed me this recipe just as I told a friend that I’d eat anything, even monkey brains. These two incidents might not appear related however Monkey Bread has some alternative names including, you guessed it, Monkey Brains. Also Bubble Loaf, Sticky Bread and Pinch Me Loaf. Monkey Bread is an American favourite dating from ...

Ciabatta – Italian Sandwich Loaves

Ciabatta - Italian Sandwich Loaves
I always thought ciabatta was a recipe from antiquity. But it was actually invented in 1982 by Arnaldo Cavallari as a response to the threat posed by French baguettes. It seems resistance to a foreign invader created a new cultural phenomenon. I’d tried making them before but failed to master manipulating the super wet dough ...

Pomegranate Honey Bread Rolls

Pomegranate Honey Bread Rolls
My wife introduced me to this recipe.  Bread rolls in the shape of pomegranates. Perfect for Rosh Hashanah.  They’ll become a regular event for us.  I’ve taken the liberty to change the original recipe to use weights … I find weights give better consistency for bread products.  Pomegranate Honey Bread Rolls Steven Thomas Wonderful golden ...

Basic Bread

Basic Bread
I love bread and make bread quite a lot. This is my basic recipe if I want to eat bread the same day I start making it. Pizza bases are probably our most common variation. Focaccia is Galit’s favourite bread variation including chopped fresh basil in the dough and sea salt sprinkled over the top. ...

Kath’s Knækbrød

Kath's Knækbrød
Kath Wattam served this up for brunch when we visit her in Copenhagen last week. We had eaten a delightful meal with a variety of cheeses on Knækbrød when we asked “Where can we buy some of these crackers?” It was only then we realised that Kath had made them herself. Fantastic. Great taste and ...

Fricassee – Traditional fried bread from Tunisia 1

Fricassee - Traditional fried bread from Tunisia
Fricassees are a traditional dish from Tunisia. Marie makes them every now and then for me as a treat. They are the real Tunisian sandwich before modern health consciousness replaced the fried bread with baguettes. This is just the recipe for the bread. The filling is the same as in any Tunisian sandwich, i.e. tuna, ...

Gail’s Soho Buns 3

Gail's Soho Buns
Gail’s is an artisan bakery in London that we frequent quite a lot. Galit loves their Soho Buns and when they published the recipe in their newsletter I thought I’d type it up. Gail's Soho Buns Gail's Artisan Bakery Little brioche with chocolate. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Ingredients  10 g fresh yeast or 5g dried40 ml ...

Beignet: New Orleans Donuts

Beignet: New Orleans Donuts
My five year old daughter (Dana) was watching the Disney movie Princess and the Frog and asked me to make Beignets. These donuts are a speciality of Tiana, the princess in the story, and of New Orleans in general. The word Beignet is pronounced bey-YAY, is French in origin and means fritter.   Beignet: New ...

Eti’s Pizza

Galit grew up thinking all Pizzas were vegetarian, and in our household that is true. I got the recipe from Eti Wainer-Iluz. One of Galit’s favourites – both Eti and the Pizza.  Eti's Pizza Eti Wainer-Iluz Print Recipe Ingredients  Ingredients for Bread Base1 teaspoon sugar2/3 cups warm water 1 part boiling to 2 parts cold20 g ...

Rachel’s Hobz Malti (Maltese Bread)

I mentioned my interest in Maltese bread to a Maltese colleague of mine. He asked some relatives for recipes and this one came back from a friend of a friend called Rachel – an Anthropologist who spent some time studying the lives of Maltese bread makers. Rachel's Hobz Malti (Maltese Bread) Rachel the Anthropologist I'm ...