All posts tagged: homebaking

Easy no-knead garlic and sea salt focaccia

Me, a baker? After successfully baking the most delicious focaccia, my baking skills have advanced from banana bread level to yeast bread level. In my book that is pretty up there which I initially thought was reserved for real talented bakers. (And I still do not consider myself one but I still cannot believe it that I.baked.a.focaccia.from.scratch.) Before the pandemic, I did not have any interest nor think that I would be able to bake a bread with yeast. With this recipe that I found, not only was the focaccia that I baked was beyond delicious, it tasted like it was baked by a professional gourmet chef. It was so perfect that I can confidently say could rival the gourmet bakeshop down the street from my house. Totally unbelievable that I made it with my very amateur skills! What is mind-boggling is that it was soooooo simple and so easy! Much appreciation for author’s clear easy-to-follow step by step instructions and photos. I am tempted to just provide the link and of course, the full …

Salted caramel banana bread

I will forever associate baking banana bread with the pandemic. When the first lock down started in March 2020, banana breads were my first baking projects. Baking them became my sanity. I must have baked close to 50 mini banana bread loaves. Mr Sweetie ate about 3/4 of the total of those banana breads that I baked (about 30 mini loaves) while about 15 loaves were given away to my team mates. LOL! Well, this was spread over almost 10 months, I would say, so it was not so bad, I guess, except he would devour 2-4 loaves within 3-4 days.