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Sourdough Bread : No knead and Easy!

If you enjoy baking bread than you will definitely enjoy Sourdough Bread baking. First of all, it requires no kneading at all. And if you follow all the steps, you will find it easy. It does need time and it is this long time that helps to strengthen the gluten, making the texture of the sourdough bread so much better. And healtier!

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No Knead Bread – QUICK and EASY

Golden crust on the outside and soft on the inside, this QUICK and EASY No Knead bread had become my go-to bread. You don’t need a stand mixer, and unlike most recipes, this bread comes together very quickly. NO 12 Hours, just 2 hours of resting and 45 minutes of baking time. And as the name says, it calls for no kneading at all.

Foccacia Bread with tomatoes, rosemary and preserved lemons, sliced and stacked up!link to Focaccia Bread with Tomato Rosemary Lemon

Focaccia Bread with Tomato Rosemary Lemon

This Tomato Rosemary Lemon Focaccia bread is for your carb indulgence. It’s crispy on the outside, chewy inside and packed with robust flavor. I added cherry tomatoes, fresh rosemary and few slices of lemon rinds from my preserved lemons. Focaccia bread is a great bread to enjoy with soup on the side, slice and use as sandwich or even with some cheese and wine.

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Roasted Garlic and Cilantro Bread

Golden crust and soft delicate crumbs, this Roasted Garlic and Cilantro Bread is a NO KNEAD, easy YEAST bread that needs no stand mixer to prepare the dough. The flavor combination of roasted garlic with fresh cilantro is amazing and to that I added some chili flakes for mild heat. It’s a delicious any day bread to be enjoyed with soup, open toast or sandwich.

Pesto Pull Apart Bread | Playful Cookinglink to Pesto Pull-Apart Bread

Pesto Pull-Apart Bread

I have been baking this Pesto Pull-apart Bread for several years now. Today, I finally managed to share it with you along with a video to show how easy it is. I like to call it the fun-bread because it’s just so cool to pull the slices casually and munch away. It needs no knife at all and that makes it so perfect for a picnic or party. I like to serve it with either a dip or some light soup/stew. It’s always a favorite in our house.

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Ricotta And Sage Bread

We both are bread lovers and every other week, we like to bite something new. Cheesy, crusty, spongy, soft buns, loaded with jalapeno or herbs; if it looks good, we pick it. Long back, we had borrowed our friend’s bread maker, which we used almost every other day. That was the first time I saw little yeast buddies and the very first time I ate freshly baked homemade bread. I was on carb high for a while and it soon made me realize how much Arvind enjoys fresh bread. The warmth cozy feeling was inspiring and I wanted to learn…

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Spiced Cranberry and Nut Swirl Bread – Guest Post by Soma @ eCurry

After few horrible turbulences and long flight hours, I finally reached home :) The weather is neither cold nor too warm and surprisingly, I am enjoying the humidity. It's hardly been a day and I have already eaten a lot of my favorite dishes. I am sure to gain some holiday weight ;) Our first guest during the holiday season is Soma from eCurry whose recipes have always been a hit at my home. I have learnt a lot from her, like how to make the perfect Butter Chicken or how to make Naan and also my favorite - Sondesh.

One Bowl Banana Nut Bread - Needs no special gadget and super easy to bake! #cake #banana #bread #baking #playfulCookinglink to One Bowl Banana Nut Bread

One Bowl Banana Nut Bread

I didn’t think I would need another recipe of Banana bread until I tasted my cousin’s recipe. He enjoys baking with his kids and on our beach day, he got this super moist loaf of banana bread. It was the best banana bread I ever had and this One Bowl Banana Nut Bread has now become my go-to banana bread recipe. It’s moist but not dense, crumbly but not dry, the texture and sweetness are spot on too.

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Valentine’s Day Heart Shortbread Cookies

Valentine’s Day Heart Shortbread Cookies are easy cut out cookies made with just 3 basic ingredients. Buttery melting in mouth cut into tiny heart shape to indulge on this Valentine’s day or share with your loved ones.

Flax And Oats Wheat Bread | Playful Cookinglink to Flax And Oats Wheat Bread

Flax And Oats Wheat Bread

I have been waiting to share this post with you guys for two main reasons! First, I finally found my go-to bread recipe, Flax and Oats Wheat Bread. Second, I am sharing my first food video. Yay! We are carb lovers. We try to cut down as much as possible but we cannot avoid it entirely. So, to maintain a balance, we look for healthy options. Like trying to avoid white flour as much possible. Few weeks back, Arvind and I discussed about buying a bread machine. Few years back, we had bought a ginormous one and loved the idea…

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Lemon Thyme Shortbread Cookies

3 key ingredients, some fresh lemon zest and juice along with some fresh thyme leaves is all it requires for this quick easy buttery Lemon Thyme Shortbread Cookies! The dough comes together easy and doesn’t even need a stand mixer. A bowl and a rubber spatula are enough. The dough rolls out easy and it’s fun to cut it out in your desired shapes.