Category Archives: Bread Binder

The doughy, crusty goodness of Tadka breads

Braid up for World Bread Day – Seeded Braids

In honor of bread, on this World Bread Day, we braided up seed-stippled, squashy, doughy ropes to make lovely plait-like loaves, which, when toasted and slathered with soft swirls of butter and our popular Red Hot Pepper Jelly, took us … Continue reading

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Crusty Corn-a-cups for the Connoisseur – Upside-down Cornbread

On a purely esthetic level, crimson and green slices of deliciousness entice the vision, like appliqued motifs on yards of crisp organdy. On a deeper level, the crustiness of cornmeal ingrained with earthy spices, the sweet-sourness of yogurt coupled with … Continue reading

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Southern Biscuits Spiked With Spice

There’s something intensely satisfying about breaking the cold edges of butter into flour, whether one is an avid baker whose fingertips are well-worn with the feel of this gravelly, floury mixture, or an eager newbie who wishes to break that … Continue reading

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Store-bought Smashers – Stuffed Savory Doughnuts

Though we’re ardent fans of the iconic Krispy Kreme doughnuts, there are times when only hot and spicy will do. These Store-bought Smashers come easily together with frozen peas and biscuit dough from a can. Fry them up to deal with … Continue reading

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Bonkers over Buns – Pull-apart Pav

Whether you call them Pav or Pull-apart Rolls, you could use them to mop up a teekhi bhaji (spicy curried veggie)or dunk torn chunks into a meaty stew, you could slit and char them on a tava (griddle) slicked with Amul butter (India’s favorite butter) or just … Continue reading

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Bonkers over Buns – Seed-Spangled Beauties

Buns are a crackerjack package for the bread lover – with the crust, crumb, toppings, as well as portion-control built right in. There’s none of the waiting that cooling down an entire loaf entails, nor the agony of cutting it … Continue reading

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It’s My Loaf! Multigrain Bread Tune-up

Kitchen science could be as labyrinthine as any other, if not more. Persnickety recipes that are so exacting in their requirements that they throw cold water on the cook who dares to substitute an ingredient or take a wee shortcut … Continue reading

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Pop’s Peppery Chili

Next to jazz music, there is nothing that lifts the spirit and strengthens the soul more than a good bowl of chili ~ Harry James On the stove, simmering in a saline broth are fluffy pods of supple-skinned beans bearing … Continue reading

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Beat The Beast With..Masala Foccacia Bread

The Tadka cook is well-seasoned, adept at using every trick in the book to transform commonplace ingredients into lip-smacking delights. She is not above giving a helping hand to idlis with baking soda, fluffing up her cakes with baking powder or … Continue reading

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