All too often, there are foods that folks enjoy but are unable to eat because of dietary restrictions or health problems. Brazilian cheese bread or Pao de Queijo helps those who might not otherwise be able to enjoy bread eat it and not feel unwell afterwards because of their food choices. This is because this delightful bread treat is wheat and gluten free as well as being low in carbohydrates and sugar free.
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.
Similar to pita bread, naan bread is leavened using yeast or baking powder. It is a staple food in south and central Asian countries and comes in a huge variety of different flavours. In India, where bread is a central part of that countries cuisine, naan bread can be a meal in itself or more often than not, as a compliment to a main dish. It can be eaten plain, buttered with ghee (a type of butter), or even stuffed with mutton, as in keema naan. When done well and no matter how it is prepared, Indian naan bread is a very tasty and satisfying food.
The original bread pudding recipe began life back in the twelfth century as the ideal means to use up stale bread while making it edible again. This was a necessity for folks living at that time, as they could not afford to let any scrap be thrown out – everything had to be eaten. The bread was simply steamed and enriched with an assortment of meat or fruit before baking.
A cookie is a small, flat, baked treat which typically contains egg, fat, flour and sugar. The word cookie derives from the Dutch word koekje which literally translated means little cake. This Christmas season, host your own cookie trading party. Here are some starter recipes for fun Christmas cookies that you can bake at home.