Colloquially known as an “Indian taco,” the fried dough loaded with savory or sweet toppings—and a complicated history—is gradually becoming available outside of powwows and art markets.
Jorge Rojo, chef-owner of Ro-Ho Pork & Bread in San Antonio, left the practice of law behind for the crusty exterior and cushion-soft interior of the birote sourdough bread typical of his hometown, Guadalajara in the Mexican state of Jalisco. The 46-year-old’s early study in baking was of the practical,
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 1 3/4 cups warm water 1/2 cup active sourdough starter (see recipe, below) 5 scant cups unbleached all-purpose flour or bread flour 1/2 cup powdered milk 2 teaspoons sea salt or plain salt 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
LocuStreet Bakery, San Antonio
Treebeards does lunch. Not the hasty post-modern “Let’s do lunch” but the leisurely traditional “Will you join me for lunch?” Inside the flagship Market Square location (315 Travis) in Houston, ceiling fans waft a breeze across baskets of fresh produce while customers queue up to peruse the possibilities: shrimp étouffée,
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup vegetable oil 5 cups grated cheddar cheese (about 1 pound) 5 cups yellow cornmeal 1 1/2 cups creamed corn 1/2 cup chopped white onion 1/3 cup sliced jalapeño peppers 6 tablespoons sugar 2 eggs 2 1/3 cups milkPreheat oven to
Jalapeño Jack Spoon Bread2 cups whole milk 1 cup stone-ground cornmeal 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 teaspoons baking powder 4 whole eggs 1 large onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, diced 2 shallots, diced 2 fresh medium-sized jalapeños, diced 4 ounces jalapeño Monterey Jack cheese, shredded 1/4 teaspoon saltPreheat oven to
1 small potato, peeled, cooked, and mashed 1 cup grated Muenster cheese 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Dash cayenne to taste (optional) 1/4 cup milk or 1 beaten egg yolkPreheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine potato with cheese and butter. Sift dry
Dough2 envelopes dry yeast 1/2 cup warm water 7 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon rind 2 large eggs 6 tablespoons sweet unsalted butter 2 tablespoons brandy 3 1/2 cups (or more) all-purpose flourTopping6 tablespoons sweet unsalted butter 6 tablespoons sugarSprinkle yeast over warm water in large mixing bowl,
This spring, Texas’ leading white-bread maker was ordered to pay a fine of $10 million and settled a lawsuit for another $18 million. Why does the company have to cough up so much dough?
Upper-crust bakers in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin are turning out heavenly handmade loaves that make store-bought seem stale by comparison.
In theory and in practice, bread pudding is what you do with leftover bread—it’s poor folks’ food. But not this bread pudding. The dauntingly rich and absolutely delicious dessert is the specialty of pastry chef Melissa Bailey, who with her husband, executive chef Benjamin Bailey, heads up the kitchen at
Custard 2 cups plus 4 tablespoons heavy cream 2 cups plus 4 tablespoons whole milk 15 eggs 2 cups sugar 2 tablespoons vanilla extractPlace ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Strain and refrigerate until ready to use.Cinnamon Sugar 2/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamonCombine ingredients in a
Hilltop Hotel Farm’s Flowerpot Bread4 four-inch clay flowerpots Nonstick cooking spray Wax paper 32 ounces bread dough To prepare pots, wash in dishwasher, spray with cooking spray, and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Repeat spraying and baking process 4 times, allowing to cool between each application.Spray inside of
Cornbread from Evan’s, Houston1/4 cup chopped yello onion 1 tablespoon butter 2 jalapeños, seeded and minced 1/2 cup fresh corn kernels 1/4 cup chopped pimento 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspooons baking powder 1 1/2 tablesppons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 1 tablespoon salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 cup shortening 2 cups buttermilk 1/4 cup caraway seeds 1 egg yolk 4 tablespoons milkPreheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together flour, sugar, salt, and soda. Cut in shortening, add buttermilk, and mix until