How to Bake Bread
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Learn how to bake bread the old fashioned way and discover the joy of kneading. Find recipes for all-whole-wheat bread, and heirloom Old World recipes, too.
When you learn to bake, you can say goodbye to calcium propionate, sodium alginate and all those other conditioners and preservatives you’ll find in a factory loaf. You can use real butter or olive oil, not hydrogenated soybean or cottonseed oil. If your yeast needs a little sugar to get it going, you can use sugar — not HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup), which is responsible for so many of our current health woes.
If you restrict your carbohydrates, as I do, when you do make an exception, you want it to be worth it, right?
Serbian Christmas Bread (Srpski Bozicni Kolac, a lavishly decorated, rich brioche)
Serbian Slava Bread (Slavski Kolac, the same as the Christmas bread, but undecorated)