With my last making of French Toast, curiosity took over and I just had to know the origins of this most delightful toast type. And part of me was thinking, “Now is this really french?” Well, I’m still not really sold on it being exclusively French because egged bread hasRead More
Monday’s weekly round up! A great way to get the creative juices flowing and beat the Monday blues! I am definitely in a bread mood lately! Maybe it’s because I’ve been limiting my calorie consumption starting last Monday. Nothing nuts, just getting my eating back under control. That first dayRead More
I’ve been cranking out the bread lately. Something about being without an oven for so long has made me go a little overboard. Or maybe I just really appreciate what I have and actually use it. It’s been about a loaf a week for a while now and I think I’ll keep it up. While baking your own bread is delicious, easy, and cheap, it does have the very wasteful side effect of chewing through plastic wrap.
You see, freshly baked bread, just like any other bread, will go bad when left exposed to air and it’s wonderful “wild yeasty beasties.” So I wrap it up tight. Maybe too tight. I’m going through like a roll of plastic every other month, not very Craft Leftovers spirited.Read More
Okay family and friends out there reading this post, avert your eyes. This is a complete spoiler alert, so go away, skip to a different post. Starting last year I opted to make gift baskets up for my family and friends instead of trying to puzzle out individual gifts forRead More
Bread, especially the high quality whole grain breads, can get pretty pricey. I love toast, sandwiches, toast sandwiches and bread with butter or jam or oil… I like bread–a good, tasty bread. Being that my budget is pinched, I’ve turned to making my own. I shared my favorite basic whiteRead More
I remember getting fresh baked bread from the bakery with my mom as a special treat. She loved it and would savor every nibble. I also remember one Christmas my mom baking what seemed like 2 dozen loaves of knotted bread for presents. Homemade bread has always been a specialRead More
I’m not sure if you remember, but awhile ago I posted a quick tutorial on how to make your own polymer clay croissants. Since then I have had many other little fun pastries floating around my studio. It’s so fun and easy to play around with clay when I’m feelingRead More