You have almost certainly heard this your whole life, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Following a long night of sleep your stomach is running low on fuel, so break your fast with food that will provide you with the necessary fuel to start your day, and keep you running at peak performance until lunch time. Without the essential fuel, your mind becomes clouded and your energy levels begin to decline. There are great breakfast recipes that are quick, as well as easy to take with you.
If you have already purchased your bread making machine, you may have run out of recipe options, and want to know what else you can bake. Yeast bread recipes are simple and quick, and once you have tried all the recipes that may be available in your free recipe booklet (most bread makers come with them), here of some additional baked goods ideas that you may enjoy.
Bread and butter pudding is one of those traditional British desserts that everybody loves. The pudding is made from slices of stale buttered bread layered in an oven dish with a liberal scattering of raisins. An egg and milk mix, which has been seasoned with nutmeg, cinnamon or mixed spices, is then poured over the top with more bread put on top. It is then baked in an oven and served. Many folks may serve it with custard or cream, but usually the pudding underneath the crust is moist enough to be eaten without any sauce.
A baguette sometimes referred to as a French loaf or French stick is a long, crispy crust bread that is closely associated with France. Under French laws, the name baguette can only be used for bread made from four ingredients, which are flour, salt water and yeast. If any other ingredients are added when baking a French baguette, the baker will have to call the loaf by a different name.
Naan bread is a classic accompaniment to any Indian meal and is a traditional yeast-free bread, similar to pita. Traditionally, Naan bread is baked on a griddle in a stone oven, but you can make it at home as well. This traditional recipe, by Indian vegetarian gourmet Manjula, walks you through how to make six naans in your own kitchen.