Italian (or not) Bread

Italian (or not) Bread

This recipe comes together easily and pretty quickly, as far as bread recipes go… two things I appreciate when it comes to bread making!
It can also be tweaked and personalized very easily to go with whatever flavour you’re looking for πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Enjoy and not only good luck making it but also in doing your best to not eat a whole loaf or two yourself, once they are out of the oven πŸ˜‰



2 1/2 cups warm water
2 tbsp yeast
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
5 1/2 cups flour
1 egg white / oil (I used rosemary infused olive oil)
2 tbsp Italian seasoning*
1 tbsp everything bagel seasoning (optional…but nice πŸ˜‰)

*the seasonings can easily be adjusted to suit personal preferences and make other flavours of bread, so go ahead and play around with combinations!




Pour the water, sugar and yeast into a bowl and let it sit for 10-15 minutes until the yeast has activated.

Add the remaining ingredients and mix it all together until well blended.

Move to a warm area, cover and let rise for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 450Β°

Punch down the dough and then divide and form into three loaves.

Using a sharp knife, score the tops of the loaves and then brush with either egg white or oil.

Let the loaves rise another 5 minutes.

Bake for 12-15 minutes.



I brushed a little butter over the loaves and ground some corse salt on top, once I removed them from the oven.

I’d love to know if you make this/enjoyed it!
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Let Me Espresso Myself

Thursday April 20th –

The sun was trying to shine and it was turning into what looked like a nice day.

Which was perfect for our plans of going to Rosthern, for lunch with a friend.

But that was later in the day and my morning was taken up with writing and trying out the espresso maker once again.

Mom and I got decently full, little cups, my cup being one purchased at a second hand store in Holland, just before we’d moved πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

The espresso turned out lovely and it will probably become more and more of a daily thing πŸ˜‰
Have any of you tried espresso from Italy?
Or just in general? What did you think of it?😎
I love It 😬❀️

Mothers friend arrived and off to Rosthern we went, a little wee town with a restaurant inside of an old railway station. The Station Arts Centre.

Amidst lively conversation, soups, sandwiches and a salad were enjoyed. Continue reading “Let Me Espresso Myself”

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