Cravings Blog

BYOB: Bring your own bread

Homemade Bread Day was Nov. 17, and Pier 22 Pastry Chef Felipe Silva shows how it’s done in a video made and produced at the downtown Bradenton riverfront restaurant.

With the video, Pier 22 wants to remind “restaurant goers that there are options for those that want to dine out without sacrificing quality – especially as it pertains to scratch-cooked meals and homemade bread,” according to a release from the restaurant.

Gluten-free options also are available at Pier 22.

Homemade bread is definitely an art. In this recipe from Taste of Home, you can see that it only takes a few staple ingredients to make a good loaf of bread. But finding the patience to let it rise properly always has been my struggle.

If there’s a baker in your life, gifting them with an excellent bread knife is a great holiday idea. No chef’s kitchen is complete without a solid bread knife.

Janelle O’Dea: 941-745-7095, @jayohday