No Knead Foccasia

5 cups white flour 2 teaspoons instant yeast 2 teaspoons sugar or honey 21/2 cups lukewarm water 2 teaspoons salt Olive oil 4 tablespoons butter 3 garlic cloves, minced Coarse sea salt STEP 1 Mix flour, yeast, sugar and water together in the bowl of a stand mixer until a shaggy dough forms. Scrape the…

Red River Grains Blend

Red River cereal was great in bread recipes, but – horrors! It was discontinued in Canada in 2020. Definitely the end of an era, as I remember eating Red River cereal as a kid – as did my mom – and probably her mom. And it’s not just me. Pretty much every Canadian had a…

Crusty No Knead Bread

Yield: 1 large loaf 6 cups flour (800 grams) 1 teaspoon instant yeast (6 grams) 3 teaspoons salt (16 grams) 3 cups cool water (600 grams) Cornmeal and sesame seeds as needed In a large bowl, stir flour, yeast, and salt together. Add the water, and stir until you have a wet, shaggy dough, about…

No Rise Pizza Dough

Yield: 1-15″ pizza crust INGREDIENTS 500 grams all purpose flour 15 grams instant yeast 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 350 grams water INSTRUCTIONS Combine four, yeast, sugar and salt. Add water, stir to combine, then knead for 2 minutes with a stand mixer. Generously flour your work surface, and then knead flour into the…

Classic Biscuits

3 cups all-purpose flour 3 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 3/4 cup cold butter (do not use warm butter) 1 egg 1 cup whole milk Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Grate cold butter on a box grater, set aside.  Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut grated butter into the flour mixture with  a pastry cutter or two…

Maple Multi-Grain Bread

3/4 cup Red River Grains blend 2 1/4 cups boiling water 3 teaspoons instant dry yeast 5 1/2 cups all purpose flour 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons salt Place oats in the bowl of a stand mixer. Pour boiling water over top. Let stand for 30 minutes, then stir in…

Pizzette Fritte

Yield: 20 balls INGREDIENTS  2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast ½ teaspoon sugar  1 ½ cups lukewarm water 3  ½ cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Additional vegetable oil for frying Salt Optional Chopped basil Mozzarella, cut into small cubes Anchovy paste In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in…

Hamburger Buns

Yield: 12 buns Heat in a medium saucepan: 4 tbsp (40 grams) all purpose flour 4 tbsp (40 grams) water 8 tbsp (80 grams) milk Cook, stirring constantly, until you have a thick, sticky paste. Scrape into in the bow of a stand mixture, then add: 5 cups (720 grams) cups all purpose flour 2…

Sesame Maple Oat Bread

2 1/4 cups (510 grams) boiling water  2/3 cups rolled oats  ¼  cup vegetable oil 3 tablespoons maple syrup 5 1/2 cups all purpose white flour 2 teaspoons salt 3 teaspoons instant yeast  Place oats in the bowl of a stand mixer. Pour boiling water over top. Let stand for 30 minutes, then stir in oil…

Fluffy White Bread

A soft, pillowey loaf to sink your teeth into. This delightfully simple recipe take  31/2 hours from start to finish, and requires almost no work. It’s the perfect thing to make when you’re poking around the house on a lazy Saturday. Fluffy White Bread 3 teaspoons active dry yeast 3 cups warm water (110° to…