Bread Makes the Meal

Bread Baking Priscilla Martel Bread Makes the Meal

Bread Baking

“Bread Makes the Meal,” we say. Join me as I bake my favorite breads and explore new ingredients and tools to help you put your very own home-baked bread on the table.

Anyone can make delicious bread at home. Rustic, chewy bread made with locally grown wheat. Bread sliced thin or thick for gooey grilled cheese sandwiches, BLT’s and avocado toast. Scandinavian flatbreads, eggy Challah or the kind of dense bagels found only in New York. Long slow fermented baguettes to rival anything available at your local bakery. It’s why I love to help people bake bread at home, just like we do.

Charlie van Over, my other half, is the Bread Guru whose system for making baguette dough in the food processor produces unrivalled results. But I’m the teacher, hand holder and Chief Explainer. Because I spend so much time thinking about and eating good bread, you will find many of my favorite tips and recipes on this site.
Bread Making Recipe and Tips

Fresh flour milled from quality wheat and grains produces the best bread. We rely on King Arthur Flour for most bread baking. The mills that supply them must meet strict specifications. This means their flour is consistently good; their all-purpose flour is used by artisan bakers across the country to make prize winning breads. We’ve worked with Giusto Flour too, a wonderful company based in San Francisco. For local grains, we use organic Maine Grains and mill our own flour from wheat grown by Four Star Farms in Northfield, Massachusetts.
All About Bread Making Ingredients

You don’t need an arsenal of equipment to make good bread. A bowl, your hands and an oven are a good place to start. But many readily available tools will help your bread making go from good to great. If you enjoy baking with Emile Henry as much as I do, you may find my pointers for getting the best results with their bread cloche, their covered loaf baker and other baking products useful.
Equipment and Tools for Bread Making

Please read about the exciting recipe contest we created to celebrate making bread at home. It’s over but we might surprise you with another one soon.
Bread Makes the Meal Recipe Contest