Murphy’s Law, homemade pizza and homemade pizza sauce

Murph's Law for pizza

Murph's Law for pizza

Murphy’s Law, homemade pizza and homemade pizza sauce – The Accidental Recipe Modified

Homemade pizza and Murpy’s law of what can go wrong. Que Sera Sera. Tuesday 5th July 2011, Recipe 20110625

Murphy’s Law on homemade pizza introduction

Murphy’s Law states that if anything can go wrong, it will. I didn’t believe Murphy’s Law could be applied to making homemade pizza until it happened to me. Everything that could go wrong did. This was the second time within the past five months when I had one of those days. A type of day when everything did go wrong. The first time was when I was making orange cherry bread muffin cupcakes (see how to make almond cherry orange bread muffin cupcake and orange cherry bread muffin cupcake ) … Continue reading “Murphy’s Law, homemade pizza and homemade pizza sauce »


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how to make homemade pizza bread with yeast

Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza

How to make homemade pizza with yeast – The Accidental Recipe Modified

Homemade pizza bread with yeast. Saturday 25th June 2011, Recipe 20110625

Homemade Pizza Introduction

I was making flat loaf plain bread as I had no confidence that I could make pizza. I was modifying the original accidental bread recipe bit by bit until today I managed to make a reasonably good pizza. Two years ago, when I knew nothing about making homemade bread or homemade pizza, I had tried many experiments but most of them were not on par and not tasty. This time around I have managed to convert the flat loaf plain bread into a nice pizza, using the Straight Dough method – that is everything mixed up together. You can see the flat loaf plain bread recipe at how to make flat loaf plain bread with yeast part 3 which I used to convert to homemade pizza bread . … Continue reading “how to make homemade pizza bread with yeast »


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How to make apple cider bread with yeast part 2

Apple cider bread

Apple cider bread

How to make apple cider bread with yeast part 2 – The Accidental Recipe Modified

Wednesday 20th June 2011
Recipe 20110620

Apple Cider Bread Introduction

If you read my article on apple cider bread part 1 (see how to make apple cider bread with yeast part 1) you would have noticed that I had mentioned that it was too sweet. Here is the improved recipe for the apple cider bread. I am now aware that my apple cider may not be the real thing but I will have to find some real cider one of these days and try it out. The recipe below is a much better recipe for apple cider bread. … Continue reading “How to make apple cider bread with yeast part 2 »


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How to make apple cider bread with yeast part 1

Apple cider bread

Apple cider bread

How to make apple cider bread with yeast part 1 – The Accidental Recipe Modified

 

Homemade Apple cider bread Wednesday 15th June 2011
Recipe 20110615

Apple Cider Bread Introduction

If you read my article on Guinness Stout Bread how to make a guinness stout bread with yeast you would have noticed that I had mentioned using Apple Cider to make bread. Well I tried it and the aroma is simply gorgeous, you must try it too. The whole kitchen fills up with this wonderful, wonderful aroma when the bread is being baked. … Continue reading “How to make apple cider bread with yeast part 1 »


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How to make flat loaf plain bread with yeast part 3

Flat loaf plain bread

Flat loaf plain bread

How to make flat loaf plain bread with yeast part 3 – The Accidental Recipe Modified

 

Saturday 11th June 2011
Recipe 20110611

Flat Loaf Plain Bread Introduction

This time around I made the flat loaf plain bread using the Straight Dough method – that is everything is mixed up together. In the previous experiment (see how to make flat loaf plain bread with yeast part 2) I had made it using the ‘Sponge and Additives’ method (see how to make bread with yeast 3). Using the Straight Dough method is much easier but you need to take care if you are adding a lot of salt or a lot of oil / fats / butter. Yeast does not like salt, nor does it like oils, fats or butter. Too much of this will slow down the fermentation process and the dough will not have enough gases to rise or there will be insufficient fermentation by products to make it flavourful. … Continue reading “How to make flat loaf plain bread with yeast part 3 »


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How to make a flat loaf plain bread with yeast part 2

Flat loaf plain bread

Flat loaf plain bread

How to make a flat loaf plain bread with yeast part 2 – The Accidental Recipe Modified

Thursday 2nd June 2011
Recipe 20110602

Flat Loaf Plain Bread Introduction

When I made the Flat Loaf Plain Bread I had some concerns about how it would bake (see how to make flat loaf plain bread with yeast ). I made some adjustments to the recipe. I had reduced the salt content to 1.5% (to the weight of the flour) instead of 2% and had baked the plain bread at 210C (410F) instead of 185C (365F). This time around it was very much better than the previous version. … Continue reading “How to make a flat loaf plain bread with yeast part 2 »


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How to make a Guinness Stout Bread with yeast

Guinness Stout Bread

Guinness Stout Bread

Guinness Stout Bread with yeast – The Accidental Recipe Modified

Wednesday 8th June 2011
Recipe 20110608

I had to try this out. I wanted to make Guinness Stout bread for many weeks but never got round to it. Those people at Guinness Stout are experts at aroma and flavours so why not piggy back on their expertise. Furthermore Guinness Stout is a very good source of iron and most beers and stouts contain Vitamin B. … Continue reading “How to make a Guinness Stout Bread with yeast »


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how to make flat loaf plain bread with yeast

Flat Loaf Plain Bread

Flat Loaf Plain Bread

How to make a flat loaf Plain Bread with yeast – The Accidental Recipe Modified

Saturday 28th May 2011
Recipe 20110528

Why use 100% water when making bread with yeast?

From the results of the last recipe, making bread with yeast, we found out that the 100% water content makes dense bread as the gases generated from the yeast escape from the dough and prevent it from rising any further. The idea behind a 100% water bread was that there was no need to knead the dough and there was no need to use a bread making machine. We will still try to keep to this principle. … Continue reading “how to make flat loaf plain bread with yeast »


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how to make yeast bread rise more

Bread Rise More

Bread Rise More

Bread can rise even more – The Accidental Recipe

Sunday 22nd May 2011, Recipe 20110522

How to make bread rise more – an introduction

I have been trying to figure out how to make the bread rise a lot more as a way to soften the bread. There are several ways to make the bread softer. … Continue reading “how to make yeast bread rise more »


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how to make almond cherry orange bread muffin cupcake

Almond Orange Cherry Cupcakes

Almond Orange Cherry Cupcakes

How to make Almond Orange Cherry bread muffin cupcake – The Accidental Recipe Modified

Friday 20th May 2011, Recipe 20110520

I am a bit apprehensive about the latest brand of flour I am using as when I add 100% water it does form a thick batter. This should not be the case. It should form a thick gluey ball that can be easily lifted out of the bowl cleanly. For this reason I decided to try my orange cherry bread muffin recipe with this flour. As usually, I have improved upon the recipe. … Continue reading “how to make almond cherry orange bread muffin cupcake »


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how to make bread with yeast part 4

Homemade Bread

Homemade Bread

Yeast leavened wholemeal bread 4– The Accidental Recipe

Sunday 15th May 2011, Recipe 20110515

Actually this is part 10 but as I did not publish experiments 4 to 9 I am calling this part 4. My mum has been complaining my bread is too hard so I have been experimenting with how to soften it without using oil. Notice many of my recipes of late have no preservatives, bread softeners or bread improvers. So it’s a little tougher to get it just right.

One of the options we have to soften the bread is to get it to rise more. Do note that this is a 100% water bread and it would be heavier and slightly tougher than a standard bread recipe but there is no physical work of kneading or the need for a bread making machine. … Continue reading “how to make bread with yeast part 4 »


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how to make hot chilli bread

Hot Chilli bread homemade

Hot Hot Chilli Bread

Chilli bread hot hot homemade

Chilli Bread – The Accidental Recipe Modified Sunday 10th April 2011

Recipe 20110410B

As you know I am very adventurous with my breads … especially if I am planning to share it with someone else. I did mention my chilli bread experiment before and here is the recipe. I used a blend of high ratio flour and bread flour so that the bread would be softer.

… Continue reading “how to make hot chilli bread »


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orange cherry bread muffin cupcake

orange cherry bread muffin

orange cherry bread muffin

Orange Cherry bread muffin cupcake– The Accidental Recipe Modified

Sunday 10th April 2011, Recipe 20110410

I was in a bit of a mischievous mood when a friend of mine asked me to bake some bread for her. I know that she loves eating cherries so I thought I should give her cherry based bread. When I began mixing the ingredients I realised that I had not asked her if she liked her bread, hard, soft, savoury or sweet. If I had made her something with cherries it would definitely be a white bread and that means it would have to be a little sweetish. And a white bread meant no additives … wow no additives … what was I going to do? I couldn’t make her a loaf of wholemeal bread and add in the cherries. … Continue reading “orange cherry bread muffin cupcake »


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how to make bread with yeast 3

how to make bread

How to make bread with yeast

How to make bread with yeast 3

 

I have shown two similar recipes here on how to make bread with yeast but with improvements from previous recipe. They are provided as examples of water content and ease of making. Just a note, just before you do any food preparation and cooking do wash your hands thoroughly with soap and running water. This will reduce the chance of contaminating your food with germs and unwanted dirt that may make your food horrible to taste. Having said that let us continue on how to make bread with yeast part 3. … Continue reading “how to make bread with yeast 3 »


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how to make bread with yeast 2

baked bread

baked bread

Yeast leavened wholemeal bread 2 – The Accidental Recipe

Friday 28th February 2011 (Experiment 20110228)

The last yeast based wholemeal bread was slightly sweet but I did not reduce the sugar content. I reduced the bran content, accidentally. I guess, in my hurry, I was reading off the wrong row in my hand written recipe. The recipe shown here is the actual weight of ingredients used. This recipe is based upon the accidental recipe with minor adjustments. I was just trying to reproduce the accidental recipe to verify that that recipe was not a fluke. … Continue reading “how to make bread with yeast 2 »


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