Amanda Fails to Bake: Pita Bread

pita bread cut up on plate

Okay. Somewhat fails to bake pita bread. What I made was completely edible, it just wasn’t totally right. I mentioned in my last post that I was interested in trying the Mediterranean diet for the rest of the summer (minus cakes, of course). What better way to get started than making my own pita bread! One thing is for certain—there are million different recipes online. Like so many. How was I even to choose? Pita bread is pretty fascinating. It’s bread,[Read more]

Cheesy Tomato and Garlic Focaccia Bread

Mediterranean foccacia bread recipe

Focaccia or Nocaccia? I’m not sure. I just know that I had it in my head that I wanted to make focaccia bread for the first time. Whether or not I actually did it is anyone’s guess. Perhaps a bread maker with more experience can chime in. I can tell you one thing—this is the best bread I’ve ever made. Ever. So I’m pretty proud of that. Another thing to mention: no bread machine or stand mixer required! That’s right,[Read more]

Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread

peanut butter cup banana bread slices

Oh, hello. Is your mouth watering yet? A week or so ago I had some bananas leftover that were right on the brink of possibly starting their own fruit fly colony. And as every good banana bread maker knows, that’s when you mash them up to make banana bread! Years ago I found someone’s blog who had a recipe for Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup banana bread. I wrote down the recipe and then was never able to find the blog[Read more]