Recipes

Adirondack Pine Focaccia

If you want to celebrate Adirondack cuisine, pickings are lean. You’ve got peppermint pigs and maybe maple syrup. May I introduce a new possibility? Adirondack Pine Focaccia – made with Adirondack IPA and white pine needles.

Anise Agave Bread

This recipe is inspired by an anise bread served by the restaurant proprietor at the Hotel Maela in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is loosely based on my Mom’s “Anise Orange Nut Rye Bread”.

Autumn Apple Walnut Bread (extended edition)

Not just a delicious Autumn Apple Walnut Bread recipe… it’s a mini-treatise on making bread from scratch. A diary of a mad baker. A travelogue of culinary exploration. Oh, yes.

Bacon Whiskey Bread

A grilled cheese competition? Heck yeah. My team won with Gouda Grilled Cheese on Homemade Bacon Whiskey Bread w/ Arugula, Sliced Avocado, and a Light Maple Mustard Spread. Just saying…

Bagels with Rabbi Jonathan

What a treat! I got to spend two days in the kitchen with Rabbi Jonathan of Temple Sinai making bagels. He’s a class act and a great teacher…

Basil Havarti Bread

A gentle savory bread with Havarti cheese, fresh basil, and chia seeds. I also threw in some Greek yogurt and quinoa flour because I have hipster leanings.

Betsy’s Stollen

Mom made this Stollen every Christmas and the thought of it brings back a torrent of wonderful memories. It looks like it may be heavy or hard, but actually it is light and sweet with chewy bits and icing drizzle and all sorts of magical goodness.

Black Rice Olive Bread

Black Rice Olive Bread contains ground black rice, semolina, and olives – similar to my Mom’s Semolina Olive Bread, but not based on it. Makes great egg sandwiches…

Blue Cheese Pear Bread

Was thinking about sliced pears and blue cheese on whole wheat crackers the other day. And then I stopped because I was thinking about pears and blue cheese in a yummy bread recipe!

Blueberry Buckwheat Muffins

These aren’t your ordinary blueberry muffins… they pack a full flavor and a light but hearty texture. The combination of orange juice, cinnamon, and blueberry work together nicely to create a bite that is zesty but not too sweet.

Boston Brown Bread w/ Rum-soaked Currants

My first vegan bread recipe posting! After soaking the currants, if you let a bit of rum accidentally fall into the batch (and accidentally drink the rest), you’ll agree that the rum adds a nice touch.

Buckwheat Maple Pepper Rolls

A smooth-textured, gently sweet bread with a subtle pepper after taste. Makes for a nice fall afternoon nibble or dinner companion to any meal.

Buttermilk Black Bean Bread

When some of my remote co-workers came to town recently, I brought in some Buttermilk Black Bean Bread to share. A fine group of people…

Buttermilk Müesli Bread

The zing of lemon rind in this hearty recipe complements the subtle tartness of the buttermilk and the nutty taste of the müesli.

Challah

Two years ago, my son Tynan had his bar mitzvah. As part of that celebration, Rabbi Jonathan of Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs invited us into the kitchen of the Temple to bake challah for the occasion…

Chewy Fruit & Müesli Bread

There are many ways to rate food – but the amount of time it takes a teenager to devour a loaf fresh from the oven is still my best measure of success.

Chia Farro Seed & Grain Bread

This bread is loosely based on my Mom’s Full-Grain Bread from “The Bread Book.” I used a bunch of ‘spare parts’ ingredients laying around including chia seeds, whole grain farro, and millet flour.

Chipotle Fig Baguettes

When the world is upside down, do something that brings you joy… like baking these Chipotle Fig Baguettes (the sweetness of figs and honey combined with the smoky bite of dried chipotle pepper is awesome!).

Creamy Sausage Strata w/ homemade bread

What do you do with an extra loaf of bread? Freeze it. What do you do when your freezer starts piling up with loaves of bread? Make Creamy Sausage Strata of course.

Crispy Speckled Breadsticks

Based on my Mom’s Millet Breadsticks… you can serve these breadsticks as an hors d’oeuvre, with or without a dip, to accompany soups, or as a substitute for dinner rolls. My 12 year-old says they’re awesome dipped in milk.

Crusty Sourdough Bread

A big hit with the family. I enjoy seeing folks gather in the kitchen as the bread is baking, asking, “When is the bread going to be ready?” Love it!

Death Wish Black Bread

This recipe is a variation of my Mom’s Black Peasant Bread from the The Bread Book. It doesn’t look black… unless you close your eyes. This recipe calls for Death Wish Coffee®, my favorite cup o’ joe.

Fougasse (la pompe à l’huile)

For Sawyer’s French class holiday party, he wanted to bring in some bread. Since he brought in baguettes for the last party, he wanted to choose something different: a fougasse that is sweet to the tongue and interesting to the eye.

Goat Cheese Chive Bread

Ah, Thanksgiving. They say, if you don’t want things to get crazy, don’t talk about religion or politics. Well, it’s hard to talk about anything when you’ve got fresh homemade Goat Cheese Chive Bread to keep your mouth busy.

Honey Curry Bread

Curry, onion, apple, and raisins – a playful loaf that comes out of the oven with a light texture and hint of sweetness.

Knotted Onion Sage Rolls

Because of the favorable chemical reaction between onions and yeast, onions are known as a “friend of yeast.” Whenever “a friend” is used, you can expect more volume, and a moister texture. This bread makes terrific loaves for sandwiches.

Lavender Sweet Bread

A variation of my Anise Agave Bread. I made this while staying at my brother-in-law’s place. I forgot to get anise at the store, but fortunately, his wife had some lavender…

Mandarin Orange Wreath Bread

A variation on my Mom’s Orange Wreath with Orange Butter recipe (from The Bread Book). This wreath is impressive to look at and delightful to eat – you’ll get oohs and aahs, as well as mmms…

Mark’s Sadhappy Bread

Today, I have reason to be very sad and I have reason to be very happy. What bread should a sad happy baker make? Why, how about a little bit of Sadhappy Bread.

Millet Molasses Bread

This bread is fine-textured and somewhat bitter. I recommend serving it thinly sliced, toasted and topped with brie and apple.

Motley Multi-Seed & Grain Bread

A variation of my Chia Farro Seed & Grain Bread which is a variation on Mom’s Full-Grain Bread which is a variation on the “Poulsbo Bread” from a bakery in Poulsbo, Washington.

Opa’s Energy Bars

Okay, so I realize that this is not a bread recipe – and that I have published it on a bread blog. Please take your concerns up with the proper authorities…

Parmesan Potato Bread

I used half the amount of potatoes to keep the loaf lighter. You can still taste the sweetness of the potatoes, but they aren’t overbearing. The crust is nice and chewy while the inside is light and slightly sweet.

Pepper Mango Masala Bread

My wife went out of town recently and left some beautiful little sweet peppers on the counter. They were getting just a titch wrinkly and so naturally I thought, “I should make bread with those.”

Red Wine Sourdough

The taste of sourdough, red wine, and a dash of pepper: a stately, robust loaf with a thick crust and a smooth aromatic crumb. Look at me sounding all fancy pants.

Rolled Oat Pillow Rolls

“They have a pleasing mouth feel.” Real quote from my sister-in-law Colleen. She’s a horticulturist. She knows her oats.

Salzstangen Nibblers

Bite-sized Salzstangen Nibblers just in time for Superbowl Sunday. Salt em, dip em, crisp em… any way you like.

Savory Portobello Bread

Getting some snow tomorrow. This Savory Portobello Bread – with portobello mushroom, green onions, garlic, and capers – is a nice send-off to fall and a hearty, savory welcome to winter.

Seeded Coffee Braid

Here, I’ve prepared a tweet for you: “Wonderful egg braid w/ #coffee flour, super seeds & ancient grains #quinoa #millet #buckwheat #hemp #amaranth #chia #flax @bluebowlbreads”. You are welcome.

Sesame Cheddar Bread

Without a doubt, this is one of my family’s favorite breads. You can’t beat the combined flavor of toasted sesame seeds and sharp Cheddar cheese.

Sesame Semolina Flatbread

Becca and I love to go to 15 Church, a restaurant here in Saratoga Springs. The other day, they served a semolina crisp with sesame, caraway, and poppy seeds… ooh yummy!

Stealthy Healthy Bread

I’ve been hoping that my 12 year old would try one of my recent multigrain recipes, but that seems a distant dream at this point. Like many kids, if the bread isn’t white, he isn’t interested…

Stump City Red Braid

A whole wheat egg braid made with Stump City Brewing Red Ale and red winter wheat berries. Made in celebration of Stump City Brewing in Gloversville, New York.

Sun-dried Tomato & Onion Bread

A savory loaf engineered to make the best tasting toast you’ll ever have. To make it look fancy and add a tiny bit of flavor, I sprinkled the top of the loaf with Parmesan cheese.

Sweet Cranberry Cashew Bread

I wish I could take a picture of the smell of bread. The lemon zest and orange juice give this Sweet Cranberry Cashew Bread a delightful zing. Hoowee, is it tasty.

Turmeric Ginger Sourdough

Oh. My. Lord. You have no idea the taste explosion this bread will cause. Turmeric, ginger, and beet juice sing in perfect harmony on this one.

Turtle Bean & Black Pepper Crisps

A few weeks ago, we had an end-of-summer porch party. I got all Martha Stewarty (real word) and made these Turtle Bean & Black Pepper Crisps with some yummy cheese spread.

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Rum Rolls

A strange tale featuring mythological friends, a newly appointed court jester, Fleischmann’s yeast, and a persnickety old gas range…

Whole Wheat Honey Lemon Rolls

Five pre-teen boys at the house for an overnight birthday party? No worries. These rolls will earn rave reviews guaranteed.

Za’atar Bread

Za’atar is a condiment made from a combination of dried herbs such as ground dried thyme, oregano, and marjoram mixed with toasted sesame seeds, salt, and other spices such as sumac. A complex and savory loaf. Much like the baker himself.