with Greg Patent, Award Winning Cookbook Author

Bread

Portuguese Sweet Bread: Part 2

Portuguese Sweet Bread: Part 2

My last post described how Portuguese Sweet Yeast Bread dough is shaped into rolls at the Kona Historical Society’s stone oven on Hawaii’s Big Island. Baker Lewis Draxlir and his wife, Carla, are masters at the task. The photo above shows the shaped rolls in […]

Portuguese Sweet Bread: Part 1

Portuguese Sweet Bread: Part 1

Every Thursday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. visitors to the Kona Historical Society’s brick oven in Kealakekua on Hawaii’s Big Island can experience and participate in the baking of Portuguese Sweet Bread. It is a happy occasion bringing together people from all over the […]

HULA BISCUITS

HULA BISCUITS

I all of a sudden got this hankering for a southern biscuit with my bacon and eggs the other day and thought, hey, I’m in the south, the southern end of the big island of Hawaii, so why not make southern biscuits with a Hawaiian […]

Cornish Spamwich

Cornish Spamwich

Two stories today. One about the power of yeast and the other about a gift of food during World War II. Both come together in a sandwich. But first, something pretty to look at. When I first wrote about Cornish Splitters in 2011, I found […]

Pop, Pop, Popovers!

Pop, Pop, Popovers!

While we’re on the magic of air in baking, let’s consider the popover, those amazing mountainous puffs of crustiness and egginess. To make them you beat eggs, milk, and melted butter into flour and salt, pour the cream-like batter into deep pottery or metal cups, […]