Whole-wheat flours (even pastry flour) absorb more liquid than white flours. You can use all-purpose flour for the whole amount, but use 4 cups total (instead of 3 1/2). Adapted from a recipe at Whole Foods. http://bit.ly/106FZVR
Don't worry: this is a breakfast semi-corn bread sans spiders - spider is the colloquial name for the cast-iron skillet it's baked in. It's worth buying a 12-inch cast-iron skillet if you don't already own one to make this breakfast treat for your overnight guests, your sweetheart, or your kids. It's a creamy corny meal in itself, with some juice and coffee or tea.
Originally from Jacque Pepin's La Complet Techniques but dough handling is completely different and this will fit in the most common loafpan size available. I suggest you double wrap whatever weight you have in foil to protect your bakeware. This can also be made in a kitchenaid mixer if your arms aren't up for the exercise!
A sweetish brown bread with no eggs or added fat. This is a quickbread, leavened with baking soda instead of yeast. As such, it will be moist but rather dense. Adapted from a recipe at allrecipes.com http://bit.ly/eNWPuZ
Another variation on this specialty of the Caucasus. Serve with a side salad, and it makes a full meal all by itself. This recipe (http://bit.ly/eT2ODq) was linked from the Wikipedia article (http://bit.ly/hZ8FuN). Time cited does not include rising time (90-135 minutes).
This delicious appetizer from Elizabeth David is topped with sweetly spiced lamb and tomatoes. Its roots are Lebanese and Armenian. It makes a fairly large pizza, enough for 8-10 as an appetizer or 4-5 as a main dish. Adapted from Caroline Russock's post at Serious Eats. http://bit.ly/eXBGsS
This recipe comes from King Arthur. I made minor changes to reflect more generic ingredients. According to them, the best bread for thin-slicing is called pain de mie, a butter- and milk-rich loaf baked in a special lidded 13" x 4" x 4" pan. The lid ensures that the baking bread won't expand too much, keeping it very close-grained-and thus totally non-crumbly, and easy to slice. You can use all all-purpose flour without the whole wheat.
A great way to use up leftover chip dip - onion, ranch or other flavor. The fat in the dip makes the bread soft and luxurious. If the dip you're using is very wet, you may need to add more flour. If your dip is salt-free, you may need to add more salt. Adapted from a recipe by Debbie Currie at Serious Eats.
A fruit-laden bread, traditional for Chanukah, from the Alsace-Lorraine region on the French/German border. Slice it thin and serve with excellent butter or a creamy cheese. Adapted from a recipe in _Quiches, Kugels and Couscous_ by Joan Nathan, as published by Caroline Russock at Serious Eats. http://bit.ly/h76Ysw