Bread Baking Masterclass – Loaf #1

No matter how many loaves of bread I make, I feel like a beginner. With each loaf I realize I have so much more to learn. So I decided to take Apollonia Poil├áne’s masterclass. I love watching her movements and listening to her descriptions. How nice it is to imagine I am turning down the…

Swedish Vanilla Bread and a Reason

I decided that this week’s challah should be a Swedish Vanilla Bread. Why? Oh there are a couple of good reasons: The wonderful vanilla beans I got from @JonathanBergman and @AvivaVanillaBeanCompany My oldest daughter and her husband are living in Sweden and about to have my first grandchild! I am quite excited as I connect…

Vanilla, Vanilla, Vanilla!

I love vanilla! I love the smell of vanilla, I love the flavor of vanilla, and I love playing with vanilla beans. So, my friend, @JonathanBergman, recently sent me some vanilla beans from his vanilla company, @AvivaVanillaBeanCompany. Then comes the quandary, what to do with these scrumptious vanilla beans? I decided to put 2 into…