bread

Rustic Dutch Oven Bread

June 9, 2015
Rustic Dutch Oven Bread - a hearty, everyday bread with a thick, crunchy crust and tender crumb. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

A couple years ago I bought Tartine Bread, and I had all these big dreams of making perfect, thick-crusted, hole-ridden sourdough bread – the kind that makes you wonder how run-of-the-mill grocery-store sourdough can even pass as edible. It quickly became obvious that the book is worth it’s salt because just adapting a few techniques from it completely transformed my […]

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Everything Bagel Bread

April 15, 2015
Everything Bagel Bread - Just like a perfectly soft and fluffy Everything Bagel, but in loaf form! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Tell me you’re prepared for something mind-blowing right now. Because this bread?? Mind-BLOWING. I swear I’m not a huge exaggerator, but when your whole perspective on bagels gets flipped upside-down by a single loaf of bread, you’ve gotta know that you’ve just stumbled upon something pretty dang special. My original feeling about bagels?… not bad, but definitley […]

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Coconut Mango Bread

April 1, 2015
Coconut Mango Bread - a moist and tender, tropically-inspired loaf flaked with coconut and juicy mango bits.

I know it’s not exactly obvious based on the recipe selection around here, but I’m completely and utterly obsessed with mangoes. I might even dare to say that they’re my favorite of all fruits, which is dramatic because it’s incredibly hard for me to pick a favorite anything. But that tangy-sweet flavor, and juicy-but-firm flesh? […]

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Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

March 28, 2015
Honey Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls -  soft, tender, and fluffy bread rolls with a hint of honeyed sweetness. | brighteyedbaker.com

Is it just me, or is there something about honey whole wheat rolls that seems so inherently perfect for springtime? I know I decided to call these “dinner rolls” and therefore I’m already contradicting myself right now, but I can’t help but think of weekend brunches complete with these rolls, honey butter, and lots of mimosas (plus […]

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Guinness Beer Bread with Molasses Butter

March 12, 2015
Guinness Beer Bread with Molasses Butter - an Irish twist on a classic! | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Question: Can you have too many different beer bread variations in your recipe arsenal? Wait; I actually have an answer for that already: HECK NO.  I’ve done classic beer bread (please ignore the old photos that I’m so not proud of), cheese and chives beer bread, and honey and beer cornbread, but I’m definitely not done yet. […]

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Classic Banana Bread

February 25, 2015
Classic Banana Bread - an easy recipe for perfectly sweet and tender, no-frills banana bread. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I know that there are probably like 100 x infinity recipes for banana bread out there, but the way I see it, it’s one of the things that you should totally have a solid, reliable, go-to recipe for in your repertoire. It’s right up there with classic red velvet cupcakes, classic gingerbread man cookies, and classic mojitos; they’re […]

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Pesto Swirl Bread

January 15, 2015
Pesto Swirl Bread - A fluffy loaf swirled with basil pesto and sprinkled with sea salt. | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Whoever came up with the idea of swirl bread deserves a medal. When you take something that’s already fantastic (homemade bread) and swirl it with something else that’s pretty fantastic itself, you just KNOW that the results are going to blow your mind. (Or your tastes buds? BOTH.) So I’ve done the cinnamon-swirl thing and a chocolate […]

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Sweet Potato Rolls + a ThermoWorks DOT Giveaway!

November 16, 2014
Super-soft and pillowy bread rolls that are easy to make and perfect for serving a crowd.

SO. If you keep up with my constant stream of food-obsessing on Instagram – (hi and you’re awesome!) – you probably saw these rolls make an appearance the other day. It was a total case of spur-of-the-moment baking that turned into something I had to share ASAP. So once again, my bread-loving self is going to […]

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Garlic Naan

November 13, 2014
Garlic Naan - There's nothing better than this soft, pillowy naan served warm with a bit of butter or a hot meal.  | www.brighteyedbaker.com

I have a love affair with bread. I wish I could convince everyone to bake their own – at least once. There’s really not much better than homemade bread, warm and fresh from the oven (or in this case the stove), slathered with butter or just enjoyed on its own. If you haven’t experienced that, […]

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Let’s Get Cookin’: Open-Faced Fried Egg and Avocado English Muffin Sandwich

November 1, 2014
Open-Faced Fried Egg and Avocado English Muffin Sandwich - breakfast made quick, easy, and delicious | www.brighteyedbaker.com

Longest recipe title EVER. I know. This is one of those things that doesn’t really have a name, so instead I just had to string together all the major components into one super-long description/title. This is why my recipes come in the form of written posts and not videos ——–> me saying “Open-Faced Fried Egg and […]

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