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    Bundtwich Party Sandwich and a Father’s Day Feast (with Recipes)

    This giant party sandwich, or “Bundtwich” is made for sharing! Layers of your favorite sandwich toppings are all assembled on a scratch-made white bread bun that has been baked in a bundt pan.

    Father’s Day is coming up, and I’ve been cooking up a new menu for an all-around crowd pleasing feast. This giant party sandwich, or “Bundtwich” is the main attraction, and just perfect for the occasion. Not only is it a delicious sandwich piled high with deli meats and cheeses, it also makes a pretty great party centerpiece. Just look at it! Also, the special dads in my life are true sandwich connoisseurs, so this was a no-brainer.
    So, what’s a Bundtwich? Plainly, it’s a giant ring-shaped sandwich made by baking bread in a bundt pan and then slicing it horizontally to fill with various sandwich ingredients. Reportedly, it was invented in 1986 by Dorothy Dalquist, wife of bundt pan inventor and Nordic Ware founder H. David Dalquist. It has since been made popular by Pillsbury, utilizing their canned breads to make the bundt-shaped sandwich buns. Much as I love a shortcut, this bundtwich bun is made using a scratch-made Amish white bread recipe. It’s sturdy and slightly sweet, which makes it perfect for splitting and stacking on all kinds of savory deli meats, cheeses, and dressings. And it’s not too hard to make – promise!

    Feasting Ahead
    Along with the big, beautiful, bundtwich, there are appetizers and sides linked in this post – in case you need help making your own Father’s Day spread. Although there are some heavy, meaty items on the menu that are widely considered “Dude Food”, I think the appeal is much wider. The fare is meant to feed your guests well. And any of these would be right at home at a family reunion, potluck, picnic, birthday – you get the idea.
    Or if you’re totally up for the Father’s Day theme – complete with adorable Necktie Wreath (pictured) – then you can find Rachel Nelson’s DIY right here. It’s a no sew project to boot!
    But first – let’s make a bundtwich bun.

    Make the Dough
    Start by mixing up warm water, sugar, and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. After 5 minutes, when the yeast is activated, add in bread flour a little at a time until a shaggy dough forms. Then, switch the the dough hook. Mix, adding just enough flour to form a cohesive soft dough. Knead for about 7 minutes. For more visuals, see the video just above the recipe card in this post.
    Let the dough rise until doubled, which takes about an hour.

    Shape the Dough
    Knock the air out of the dough. Then, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and pat it down, keeping its circular shape. Use a 3″ cookie cutter or pastry ring to cut a hole in the center of the dough.

    Put it in a Bundt Pan and Bake
    Place the dough in a greased and floured bundt pan, threading the hole in the bread over the bundt pan’s center tube. Use your fingertips to lightly tamp the dough down evenly. (Kind of like poking focaccia, but not as forceful.) Then, cover the pan and let rise until the dough reaches the top of the pan. About 45 minutes.

    Bake and Butter the Bun
    Bake the dough for 35-40 minutes, or until an instant read thermometer tests to 190°F (mine baked in 36 minutes). Turn the giant bun out onto a wire rack and brush it with melted butter. Not only does this add flavor, but it removes excess flour from the loaf. I chose to sprinkle the top with some sesame seeds (and you can too!) – bake for 5 more minutes to toast and set them.

    Add Your Favorite Fillings
    Prep the bun: Cut it in half and set the top aside. Use a fork to remove some of the middle of the bread to hollow it out. This makes more room for all the fillings. And save the bread scraps! They make excellent breadcrumbs.
    Begin your fillings with some mayo or other dressing to keep the sandwich bread moist and flavorful (I also like blue cheese dressing on my sandwiches). Next, fill the hollow with shredded lettuce, or other veggies. I’m a self proclaimed ‘Two Salad Sue’ so I topped mine with even more greens, some leaves of romaine.

    Create a Sampler Bundtwich
    Add a variety of meats and cheeses for the ultimate party sub sampler. Here I’ve assembled a trio of Black Forest ham, roast turkey, and roast beef deli meats. Also three cheeses: Swiss, Colby jack, provolone. Of course, you can simplify it with only one type of meat and cheese. The curation is all up to you!

    Add red onion and tomato – and anything else you’d like, such as a shake of Italian seasoning, oil and vinegar – to your party bundtwich. Let your favorite sandwich shop sub be your inspiration.

    This Bundtwich is large and in charge! It’s both a tasty sandwich and party centerpiece. It will feed at least a dozen guests, or 8 very hungry people with big appetites.

    Here’s the entire spread – complete with some easy sides, appetizers, and desserts. Following is a rundown of some menu items – with some favorite recipes from the Sprinkle Bakes archives linked.

    Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread
    This super scrumptious and EASY Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread is made with ready-made pizza dough from the grocery store. Each little pizza dough nugget is stuffed with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni. The original recipe is baked in a bundt pan, but it’s just as easy to make them in a muffin tin. Instructions for making them into muffins is in the recipe’s notes right here.

    Jalapeno Poppers
    Delicious and and oh-so snackable – these Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers are real crowd pleasers. They’re not hard to put together, and you can assemble them a day ahead and store them in the refrigerator. So cheesy! Remove the jalapeno seeds for less heat, or keep them in for a real kick! One of our favorite appetizers, ever.

    Blondies and Brownies
    My dad loves peanut butter anything! So these a pan of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies is a must! They’re so chewy and satisfying. Or, for the beer enthusiast in your life, try my Five Ingredient Guinness Brownies which are so fudgy in their centers with crackled tops. The Guinness flavor is subtle, and somehow, makes the cocoa in the brownies taste even more chocolaty!

    A Few Convenience Foods
    To maximize the spread and shortcut the work, consider getting a couple of things ready-made from the grocery store. Pigs in blankets and potato skins from the freezer section just need a short bake in the oven. Salsa and chips and mixed nuts are party favorites, and simply need to be plated.

    I like to serve a couple of special beverages, aside from sweet tea (house wine of the south) and pitchers of ice water. Bottles of dad’s favorite beer, and mixed drinks such as well-garnished bloody mary cocktails will get the party started. For those who don’t imbibe, I often serve bottled soft drinks such as Mexican Coca-Cola and root beer.

    This Bundtwich is endlessly customizable! It’s so easy to switch up with your favorite sandwich dressings and fillings. I think an Italian themed bundtwich would be delicious, dressed with pesto, provolone, and salami. How about a Philly cheesesteak version? Or a vegetarian version loaded with crunchy veggies, greens and cheeses? I’m totally up for all of them!
    The real MVP of this dish is the scratch-made white bread bun. It holds everything together beautifully. The recipe will yield one bundt bun, or can be made into two 9×5 inch loaves. If you’re just hankering or some really good, lightly sweet white bread.
    Publisher note: From a small online publisher to freelancers and publishers for larger kitchen-centric blogs – If you are mining my blog for content ideas, please wait a few weeks to publish your very similar content so it’s not so obvious. That said, I’m truly grateful for anyone who chooses to read my blog, and I understand that online creators inspire each other. Sincerely, -h.
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    Bundtwich Party Sandwich

    Heather Baird

    This giant party sandwich can be endlessly varied to include your favorite deli meats and cheeses. The scratch-made white bread is a very basic recipe but really delivers on flavor – and, when baked in a bundt pan, it has all the structure needed to hold many savory sandwich fillings.The amounts of deli meats, cheeses, and dressings listed in this recipe are suggestions. Add more or less according to your taste or guest list. The bread recipe can also be baked in two 9×5 inch loaf pans. See the recipe notes for instructions and bake times.

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    Prep Time 30 minutes minsCook Time 36 minutes mins2 hours rise time 2 hours hrsTotal Time 3 hours hrs 6 minutes mins

    Course Main CourseCuisine American

    Servings 12

    Equipment12 cup bundt panPastry brushinstant read probe thermometer
    Ingredients  White Bread Bun2 cups warm water 110°F2/3 cup granulated sugar1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast1/4 cup vegetable oil1 1/2 teaspoons fine grain salt6 cups bread flour1/4 cup salted butter melted1 tablespoon sesame seeds optionalSandwich Fillings1/2 cup mayonnaise1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce such as romaine or iceberg10 whole romaine lettuce leaves3/4 lb. Black Forest ham deli meat3/4 lb. roast turkey deli meat3/4 lb. roast beef deli meat6 slices Swiss cheese6 slices Colby jack cheese6 slices provolone cheeseRed onion to taste (I used 10 rings 1/4-inch thick)2 medium tomatoes cut into 1/4-inch slices
    Instructions White Bread BunIn the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the warm water and sugar. Stir until dissolved. Stir in yeast. Let stand 5-7 minutes, or until yeast is well bloomed with a foamy, bubbly appearance.Add the oil and salt. Mix briefly. Turn the mixer on low and add 4 cups of flour. Mix until a shaggy dough forms. Replace the paddle attachment with the dough hook. Turn the mixer on low and add more flour a little at a time. You may not have to use all of the flour (I used about 5 1/4 cups).When a cohesive soft dough forms cleans the sides of the bowl (but may stick a little in the bottom of the bowl) turn the mixer to medium speed. Knead for 7 minutes with the dough hook. Remove dough to a greased bowl and turn over once to coat. Cover with a piece of plastic wrap that has been lightly misted with cooking spray.Place the bowl in a warm place to rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down the dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Use a 3-inch wide round cookie cutter to stamp a round hole in the center of the dough.Grease and flour a large 12 cup bundt pan (or use flour-based baking spray). Place the dough into the prepared pan, threading bundt pan center through the hole in the dough. Use fingertips to lightly press the dough evenly into the pan, kind of like poking focaccia, but not as forceful (see video for action). Cover the pan with a piece of plastic wrap that has been lightly misted with cooking spray. Transfer the pan to a warm place to rise until it comes to the top of the pan, about 40-45 minutes.Preheat the oven to 350°F.Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the bread is fragrant. The bread is done when it reaches 190°F on an instant read thermometer (insert the thermometer into the deepest part of the well in the bundt pan). Let cool in the pans 5 minutes, and then turn out onto a wire rack. Brush with melted butter. Sprinkle on sesame seeds if desired. If using sesame seeds, bake the bread for 5 minutes more in the oven to toast the seeds, and to set them on the bread.Allow the bread to cool completely before filling.Assemble the SandwichUse a large serrated knife to cut the bread loaf in half horizontally. Remove the top. Use a fork to remove some of the middle of the bread to create a hollow in the loaf. Spread half of the mayonnaise over the bottom half of the loaf, and spread the other half over the cut side of the loaf top.Fill the hollow with shredded lettuce, then top with romaine leaves. Place Black Forest ham over 1/3 of the sandwich, followed by roast turkey over another 1/3, and then the roast beef over the final 1/3 of the sandwich.Arrange Swiss cheese over the ham, Colby jack over the turkey, and provolone over the roast beef. Top with red onion and tomatoes. Place the bun top over the tomatoes and press down lightly.Cover the sandwich with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. This can be made a few hours ahead of serving, but should be served the same day it is assembled.
    NotesWhat to Expect: A giant, delicious sub-inspired sandwich with all the fixings. The bread has a light but obvious sweetness, which is nice alone, but it disappears once the entire sandwich is assembled with all those savory fixings. 
    Flour Amounts: As stated in the recipe, you may not need to use all the flour in the dough. Add just enough to make a cohesive soft dough that isn’t sticky. 
    Cutting the Sandwich: You’ll want to skewer each sandwich piece as you slice it, so individual servings don’t fall apart. So be sure to pick up some long party picks to use for serving.
    Bake as 9×5  Loaves: After the first rise, deflate the dough. Knead briefly, just a few turns, then divide in half. Shape the dough into loaves by flattening each piece into a rectangle, then folding/rolling it into thirds, until a rectangular loaf shape is achieved. Bake the loaves in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes. 
    Amish Bread Recipe: The Amish white bread recipe I used is from allrecipes with my shaping methods adapted for bundt pan baking. 

    Keyword Amish bread recipe, black forest ham, bundtwich, bunt pan sandwich, colby jack, deli cheeses, deli meat, giant party submarine sandwich, party sandwich, provolone, roast beef, roast turkey, swiss cheese, white bread recipe

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    7 Sensational Sandwich Breads

    Tired of the same old slices? Upgrade your sandwiches with these seven bread recipes that will transform your next meal from ordinary to extraordinary. From soft-textured sourdough to soft slider buns, we have the perfect canvas for your dream sandwich.

    The large, open crumb that’s characteristic of ciabatta bread comes from a high hydration level in the dough as well as a poolish, which is a type of preferment (a fermentation starter or, sometimes, a “mother dough”) that gives bread a slightly nutty flavor and thin crust. Pile these rolls high with salami, provolone, and other Italian ingredients for perfect panini! 

    Both Tampa and Miami have long fought to be named the birthplace of pan Cubano, or Cuban bread, and there’s no denying the appeal of this delectable bread. With a crisp outer crust and incredibly soft crumb inside, a warm, fresh-baked loaf of Cuban bread is an experience in and of itself. However, when filed with your favorite sandwich toppings and pressed, this bread reigns supreme.

    Using mashed potato in the dough creates a tighter crumb structure while also giving the rolls extra moisture and a soft texture. These pillowy rolls absorb all the flavors of your patties and toppings for your ultimate burger.

    You probably envision sourdough bread as a crusty, chewy boule, but this version is a richly flavored, soft-textured loaf. It’s the perfect bread for your ultimate grilled cheese. Another option is to rub fresh garlic on a slice of toasted sourdough and top it with perfectly ripe tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and fresh basil. Or enjoy the most wonderful slice of toast simply slathered with butter and sprinkled with flaked salt.

    Sliders get their name from United States Navy sailors who would say that their small size lets them “slide down” easily. Sour cream adds fat and moisture to the dough and helps create short gluten strands, which means a tender, rich bread. Try them topped with pulled pork.

    We love this Rye Sandwich Bread loaf because of its unbeatable texture, deep rye flavor, and versatility. It can be baked in a standard loaf pan, a Pullman pan, or hand-shaped into a rustic batard or boule. This kind of versatility makes a perfect starter loaf for the timid baker!  LEGGI TUTTO

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    Pina Colada Poke Cake

    Pina Colada Poke Cake is the perfect Memorial Day dessert, or serve it at any summertime potluck or picnic. With flavors of coconut, pineapple, lime, and rum, it’s refreshing chilled and serves a crowd!

    Here it is! My go-to dessert for Summer 2024. It’s a refreshing chilled confection that tastes like a tropical vacation. It is uncomplicated, baked in a 13×9-inch pan from which you’ll also serve it. Poke cakes are all about perforating the cake all over with a fork, then adding a flavorful soaking syrup that keeps the sponge moist and delicious. This cake’s syrup is a sweet coconut-lime drench, with a touch of rum flavor (extract or the real thing – you choose!). Just as the title implies, it is inspired by the classic piña colada cocktail.

    Make the Pineapple Cake Batter
    First, whisk together flour, leaven, and salt in mixing bowl. Then, combine some eggs, sugar, vanilla, and oil in the bowl of an electric mixer. Alternate the flour mixture with a 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple (in its own juice), until a consistent batter forms.
    If you’re a studied cake baker, then you already know how moist oil-based cakes can be. And with the addition of crushed pineapple? This is one moist and tender cake!

    Pay Attention to the Bake Times
    Bake this cake for 45 minutes, then tent the cake with foil. This helps the cake bake through without over-browning the top. Bake 10-15 minutes longer, or until a toothpick tester comes out clean.
    Tip: Spritz the foil with a little cooking spray in case it touches the top of the cake. My foil tent sagged onto the cake’s surface and pulled a little of the browned top away when I removed it (see following image). Not that it matters, because it does get covered up. But if you have perfectionist tendencies, you’ll be happier with the end result.

    Poke Holes in the Baked Cake
    Use a fork or the handle of a wooden spoon to poke holes all over the warm cake. The fork is my preference, as it perforates the cake’s crumb all over, and helps every single square inch soak up some delicious coconut-lime syrup. Now. About that syrup.

    Put the Lime in the Coconut
    It’s SO flavorful and delicious! And this is thanks to Cream of Coconut, a product specifically for Pina Colada cocktails and wet cakes such as this one. I used and recommend Coco Lopez brand. It is a sweet syrupy canned coconut product that should not be confused with coconut cream or coconut milk. Be sure to get the right canned coconut!
    Combine the cream of coconut, the juice of one lime, and rum extract (or rum) in a bowl. Whisk together until well combined and then slowly spoon or pour the mixture over the warm cake.

    Make the Coconut Pudding Layer
    In a large mixing bowl, beat together vanilla instant pudding mix, heavy cream, and coconut extract. Whip until well combined and thickened. The mixture may look slightly grainy – this is normal.
    This creates a thick, billowy topping for the cake. Get it on there immediately, as the starch in the pudding mix will begin to firm quickly. Spread evenly with a rubber spatula.

    Follow up with some sweetened whipped cream. Which is just heavy cream, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract. Spread it evenly over the coconut pudding topping. Refrigerate until the pudding and whipped cream are set, at least 2 hours. All those layers of tropical flavor? Just, wonderful!

    Make it Pretty
    Add some maraschino cherries with stems, coconut chips (or flake coconut) and some fresh lime slices before serving. The cake can be made a few days ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator without the garnishes. Or, if you must decorate the cake ahead of time, add only the cherries and coconut. The lime slices will weep juices and the rinds will dry out, so add them just before serving.

    This Pina Colada Poke Cake just screams summertime! I love how simple it is to bake up and assemble in a 13×9 inch dish. Everyone that tastes it loves it – and it makes a big cake! So if you have a summer family reunion or potluck, this may serve you (and your guests) well.
    Related recipe: Pina Colada Cupcakes

    Pina Colada Poke Cake

    Heather Baird

    The flavors of pineapple, coconut, lime, and rum all come together in this chilled sheet cake. Pineapple cake is soaked with sweet coconut-lime syrup with just a touch of rum. It’s layered with coconut pudding and sweetened whipped cream. Cream of Coconut, such as Coco Lopez brand, is a sweet syrupy canned coconut product that should not be confused with coconut cream or coconut milk. Be sure to get the right canned coconut! You can most often find it in the cocktail mixers aisle at the grocery store.As written, this cake does not have alcohol. If you prefer real rum in the soaking syrup, replace the rum extract with 2 tablespoons of rum.

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    Prep Time 30 minutes minsCook Time 55 minutes mins2 hours chill time 2 hours hrsTotal Time 3 hours hrs 25 minutes mins

    Course DessertCuisine American

    Servings 12

    Equipment13×9 baking dishColorful cocktail umbrella picks (1-2)
    Ingredients US CustomaryMetric Pineapple CakeNonstick cooking spray for the baking dish3 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon fine grain salt2 cups granulated sugar3 large eggs2 teaspoons vanilla extract1 cup vegetable oil I like sunflower oil20 oz. crushed canned pineapple in juice 1 large canCoconut Soaking Syrup15 oz. cream of coconut 1 can such as Coco Lopez3 tablespoons fresh lime juice from 1 lime1 teaspoon rum extractCoconut Pudding Layer3.4 oz. vanilla instant pudding mix 1 small box1 1/2 cups heavy cream2 teaspoons coconut extractWhipped Cream Layer and Garnishes1 1/2 cups heavy cream1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract10 maraschino cherries with stems patted dry1/3 cup thick cut coconut chips or sweetened flake coconut toasted6 lime slices optional
    Instructions Pineapple CakePreheat the oven to 350F. Lightly spray a 13×9 baking dish with nonstick cooking sprayIn a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, add the sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and oil. Mix well to combine.Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the canned pineapple in juice. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and mix again briefly until well combined. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.Bake the cake for 35-40 minutes, until well browned on top but not yet set in the middle.Tent the cake with a large piece of aluminum foil to prevent over-browning, the bake again for 15 additional minutes, until the cake tests done with a toothpick inserted near the center.Remove the cake from the oven and remove the foil. Poke holes all over the cake using the tines of a fork. Let cool until warm, about 20 minutes.Coconut Soaking SyrupPlace the cream of coconut in a large bowl. If it has separated in the can, stir it together until consistently creamy (a few lumps are okay, or see notes for removing lumps).Add the lime juice and rum extract. Whisk together until well combined.Spoon or pour the syrup over the warm cake slowly, so that the syrup penetrates into the perforations. Set aside.Coconut Pudding LayerIn the large bowl of an electric mixer (I used a hand mixer) add the dry pudding mix and the heavy cream. Beat on low speed until combined, then increase the speed to whip the mixture to soft peaks. Add the coconut extract. Beat again until thick and billowy. (Mixture may appear slightly grainy – this is normal).Immediately scoop the pudding onto the cake and spread evenly. Refrigerate while you prepare the whipped cream topping.Whipped Cream Topping and GarnishesPlace the whipped cream in the large bowl of an electric mixer (again, I used a hand mixer for this). Whip until slightly thickened. Sprinkle in the confectioners’ sugar as you mix. Add the vanilla extract and beat until stiff peaks form.Dollop the whipped cream over the coconut pudding layer and spread evenly, leaving about 1/2 inch of the coconut pudding layer showing around the edges. Chill the cake in the refrigerator until ready to serve.Before serving, add the maraschino cherries and coconut. Arrange the lime slices on top, if using.Add a fun drink umbrella to complete the theme! Serve during warm weather months for picnics and potlucks – or anytime you crave a tropical treat.
    NotesWhat to Expect: This is a moist, tropical-tasting cake that is twice topped with cold creamy coconut pudding and whipped cream. It tastes fantastic chilled and improves upon refrigeration, so it can be made a couple of days ahead of serving. It has 13×9 pan simplicity and feeds a crowd!
    Get the Right Pineapple: Be sure to get the canned crushed pineapple in its own juice, and not in heavy syrup.
    Get the Right Coconut: Also, a second reminder to get the right canned coconut product. The Cream of Coconut product is often found in the beverage aisle at the grocery store near the cocktail mixers. It is sweet and syrupy.
    Separated Cream of Coconut: Upon opening the can, it may be separated, which is normal separation of fat solids from liquid. Just stir it together before using in this recipe. You may also microwave it for 30 seconds to 1 minute to melt any lumps of fat back into the liquid

    Keyword 13×9 cake, butter rum extract, Coco Lopez, coconut whipped cream, cream of coconut, crushed pineapple, fresh lime juice, instant pudding mix, July Fourth desserts, lime slices, maraschino cherries, Memorial Day dessert, pina colada cake, poke cake, summer cake, tropical cake

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    Deep-Dish Pizza Bread

    Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C)Using a paring knife, cut ¼ inch off top end of garlic, keeping cloves intact. Place garlic, cut side up, on foil. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon (5 grams) oil, and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon salt. Wrap in foil.Bake until deep golden brown, about 40 minutes. Unwrap garlic, and let cool completely. Squeeze pulp into a small bowl, and mash with a fork. (You should have about 2½ teaspoons or 25 grams roasted garlic paste.)In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, place ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon (195 grams) room temperature water and 3 teaspoons (15 grams) oil. Add roasted garlic paste, flour, parsley, 1½ teaspoons (4.5 grams) salt, rosemary, and yeast. Beat at low speed for 4 minutes; scrape paddle and bottom and sides of bowl. Beat at medium speed until dough pulls away from sides of bowl and forms a smooth, slightly sticky ball around paddle, 3 to 4 minutes, stopping to scrape sides of bowl and paddle. (Dough should be elastic enough to not tear when gently pulled.)Oil a medium bowl. Place dough in bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place (75°F/24°C) for 1½ hours, folding dough in bowl every 30 minutes. (To fold, use wet or oiled hands to reach under one side of dough; gently stretch up, and fold over center. Repeat 3 more times around bowl.) (Dough will double in size.)Brush a 6-cup charlotte cake pan with remaining 2 teaspoons (10 grams) oil. Turn out dough into prepared pan, and using greased fingertips, gently stretch dough to completely fill pan. (If dough is tight and will not stretch completely, let stand for 5 to 10 minutes and then try again.) Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place (75°F/24°C) until dough fills pan about halfway, 30 to 45 minutes.Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).Bake until top of dough starts to brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted in center registers 205°F (96°C), 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Leave oven on. Invert bread onto a baking sheet. Top with Pizza Sauce and cheese.Bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Top with basil leaves. Let cool on pan for 5 to 10 minutes.For topping: In a small bowl, stir together tomatoes, basil, and oil; spoon onto cheese. Serve immediately. LEGGI TUTTO

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    World Baking Day: Editor’s Picks & Reader Favorites!

    Today is a day to celebrate all things baking—it’s World Baking Day! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a curious beginner, there’s no better excuse to get your hands covered in flour and create some delicious magic.
    To inspire your baking adventures, we’re pulling out all the stops! Some of our editorial team members are sharing their all-time favorite recipes from the pages of Bake from Scratch. Plus, we’re revisiting some of our most popular creations from the past few years, as determined by you, our amazing readers!
    Get ready to roll up your sleeves, preheat your ovens, and celebrate World Baking Day in the sweetest way possible!
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    Nancy Meeks, Editorial DirectorMimicking the crisp, flaky texture of croissants, these Croissant French Bread loaves are everything you love about puff pastry without the intensive time and labor. The layers of buttery goodness rise throughout the length of the baguettes, creating a golden-brown crust meant for tearing and sharing.

    Kile Pointer, Graphic Designer Made up of a layer of chewy, lightly crisp dough, a melty blend of cheeses, sautéed vegetables, sausage, pepperoni, and homemade Pizza Sauce, this is a pizza that eats like a multicourse dinner. Although locals of the Windy City may argue whether this pizza is a knife-and-fork ordeal or a handheld meal, we say that as long as you enjoy every bite, you’re doing it right.

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    Mangonada Recipe

    The Mangonada is a spicy-sweet frozen concoction of mango, lime, and chamoy that originated in Mexico. It comes together quickly in a blender for those hot days when a chilly treat is necessary!

    Recently I made an impulse purchase of 8 pounds of fresh honey mangos – with no real plans for them. Aside from just eating them. I couldn’t help myself! Mostly because the price was right and ripe mangoes are so sweet and juicy on their own. It’s hard to improve upon eating them out of hand. But honey mangoes (Ataúlfo) are especially good – less fibrous than other varieties. Which makes them ideal for blending up with some mango nectar, lime, and a little spicy chamoy. With just a few ingredients and a blender, you can have the spicy-sweet sensation known as the mangonada.
    Mangonadas can be enjoyed a few ways. Blend up the ingredients with no sugar added for something akin to a sweet-spicy smoothie. Or, add a little cane sugar or other natural sweetener for a more dessert-like treat. Another way to enjoy them is cocktail-style, with a splash of tequila.

    Mangonada Origins
    The mangonada is a beloved Mexican street food and chilly treat, often enjoyed during scorching summer weather. It’s a mango-based frozen beverage layered with chamoy sauce—a savory, spicy, and tangy Mexican condiment—and topped with fresh mango chunks.  Additionally, the drink is often garnished with a tamarind candy straw, which is a plastic straw covered with tamarind paste and rolled in chili powder. It is sweet, sour and hot all at once, and complements the fruity mango flavor.
    Although mostly attributed to origins in Mexico, it should be mentioned that a Hispanic couple from Chicago claim to have invented it in the 2000’s, inspired by a childhood treat. You can read more about that here. 
    Ready to try it? Let’s go!

    Prep Your Mangoes
    Begin with ripe fresh mangos. They don’t have to be honey mangoes. Use what looks, smells, and feels ripest. Ripe mangoes will smell fragrant and feel soft under gentle pressure from your thumb. You’ll need about 4-5 mangoes to get the 1 lb. of chunks needed for this recipe. Cut them lengthwise on either side of the pit, so that you have two equal sized pieces of mango. Then, score each piece into squares using a knife on the cut (flesh) side without cutting through the skin. Then, invert the mango pieces, pushing the skin side upward and exposing the squares of mango flesh. Next, just trim them off the skin with a knife. (See video for this action!)
    Frozen diced mangoes may be used to remove this step, but they may not have the same brilliant color and ripe flavor that fresh mangoes have.

    Into the Blender
    In the pitcher of an electric blender, combine the prepared frozen mangoes, freshly squeezed lime juice, mango nectar, and a cup of ice.

    Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy, ensuring all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated. You can give the mixture a taste here, and if it is too tart, you may add in a little cane sugar or simple syrup to sweeten it up. (See blog notes for simple syrup recipe.)

    Rim Your Glasses
    Chamoy sauce is key for this recipe – the exact ingredients can vary, but typically chamoy recipes include a combination of fruit, such as apricot, mango, or plum. Also in the mix – chili peppers like guajillo or ancho. And lime juice, salt, and sugar. Some people make their own. But since I’m nowhere near qualified to make an authentic chamoy, I’ll rely on good old Tajín brand. As well as their chili-lime seasoning.
    Place chamoy and chili lime seasoning in two small shallow dishes. First dip a glass in the chamoy, then dip into the seasoning.

    Layer with Chamoy Sauce in Glasses
    Pour a small amount – about 1/2 to 1 tablespoon – of chamoy into the bottom of each glass. Add the pureed mango mixture to fill the glass half full. Add in another spoonful of chamoy. Fill the glass to the top with the mango mixture.

    Add a Tamarind Candy Straw
    Add a tamarind straw to each beverage. These are made with tamarind paste mixed with sugar, chili powder, and other seasonings to create a sweet, sour, and spicy candy coating on plastic yellow straws. When placed in a drink, the tamarind straw gradually softens, infusing the beverage with its flavor – or you can just nibble on it! The kind I purchased doesn’t really function as a drinking straw until you clear the tamarind paste from inside the straw – and there’s a bunch up in there!

    Garnish the Mangonadas
    Top each Mangonada with fresh, juicy mango chunks. Drizzle on a little extra chamoy and shake on a touch more chili lime seasoning. Done and done!

    Make it a Cocktail
    As I mentioned earlier, Mangonadas can easily be transformed into a cocktail. Simply add a splash of your favorite tequila or vodka to the blender pitcher, along with the other ingredients before pureeing. More on this in the recipe notes.

    Mangonadas are smooth and creamy, and somehow the tangy, salty chamoy makes the mango taste even sweeter! It seems like everyone has a different way to make them, but all have the same basic components. I kept this recipe very simple. You should be able to find everything you need at the grocery store in the international aisle, or for purchase online.
    Hopefully you’ll find this recipe helpful, as it comes just in time for enjoying a cold beverage in hot weather. We already have summer temps here in the south, so I think I’m going to need another 8 pounds of fresh mangoes soon!
    Related recipe: Mango Raspberry Lassi Ice Pops

    Mangonada Recipe

    Heather Baird

    This Mexico-born sweet sip is the perfect way to beat the heat when temps rise and a chilly treat is necessary! Made with fresh mangoes, lime juice, mango nectar, chamoy, and chili-lime seasoning, it all comes together in the blender in a snap. This is often served as a smoothie-like treat with no sugar or alcohol added, which is how I prefer them. However, you can find variations for sweetening the mixture, along with instructions for turning your mangonada into a cocktail, in the recipe notes.

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    Prep Time 15 minutes minsTotal Time 15 minutes mins

    Course Dessert, Snack, Street FoodCuisine Mexican

    Servings 4

    Equipment8 oz. glasses (4)
    Ingredients US CustomaryMetric 16 oz. frozen fresh mango chunks2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice11.3 oz. mango nectar 1 can, such as Jumex1 cup ice3 tablespoons chili-lime seasoning such as Tajin Clásico1/2 cup chamoy sauce such as Tajin, plus more for garnishes2 mini tamarindo straws optionalFresh mango chunks from 1 mango
    Instructions Place the frozen mango chunks, lime juice, 1 cup of the mango nectar, and ice in the pitcher of a blender. Blend until smooth. Add the remainder of the mango nectar through the lid hole as you blend. When the mixture is smooth and has a thick, sorbet-like consistency, it is ready to use. This should take about 2 minutes.Place two shallow dishes side by side. On one plate, add some chamoy, and on the other add the chili-lime seasoning. Dip the rim of each 8 oz. glass into the chamoy, then into the seasoning.Add a little chamoy (1/2 to 1 tablespoon) into the bottom of each of the glasses; fill half full with the mango mixture. Add another spoonful of chamoy, and then fill the glass to the top with the mango mixture. At this point, you can swirl the layers of mango and chamoy together with a spoon, or leave them with distinct layers.Add a tamarind straw to each glass, if using. Top each mangonada with fresh mango chunks, an extra drizzle of chamoy, and a little more chili-lime seasoning.Enjoy immediately as a remedy for hot weather, or for any sunny gathering.
    NotesPrepackaged Frozen Mango Chunks: You can absolutely use frozen mango chunks from the freezer section at the grocery store. However, it’s really difficult to judge the ripeness of the product. If you find your frozen mango chunks are tart, blend in some cane sugar or simple syrup to taste.
    Increase the Sweet: As I mentioned, cane sugar is a wonderful, natural sweetener to use to sweeten this beverage. Blend in a little sugar at a time, tasting between blending, until it suits your palate. Or you can add simple sugar, which incorporates easily into the mixture. To make simple sugar, add 1 cup of boiling water to 1 cup of sugar. Stir until the sugar is melted. Then use as a drink sweetener.
    Make it a Cocktail: The general rule for cocktails is 1.5 to 2 oz. of alcohol per 8 oz. drink. So for this recipe which makes four 8 oz. servings, you could blend in up to 1 cup of tequila or vodka. But as always, you should add this to your taste and preference.
    **This recipe was developed from research across several different websites and a travel magazine. Although attributed to origins in Mexico, it should be mentioned that a Hispanic couple from Chicago claim to have invented it in the 2000’s, inspired by a childhood treat. You can read more about that here. 

    Keyword chamoy, chili lime seasoning, easy mangonada recipe, fresh lime juice, fresh mangoes, honey mangoes, mangonada recipe, mexican cocktail, tajin, tamarind straws, tequila, vodka

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    Ciabatta Rolls

    The large, open crumb that’s characteristic of ciabatta bread comes from a high hydration level in the dough as well as a poolish, which is a type of preferment (a fermentation starter or, sometimes, a “mother dough”) that gives bread a slightly nutty flavor and thin crust. Pile these rolls high with salami, provolone, and other Italian ingredients for perfect panini!  LEGGI TUTTO

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    Honey-Wheat Bread

    Using a combination of all-purpose and whole wheat flours gives the bread a tender crumb and a subtle toasty, nutty flavor. With a sweetness that doesn’t overwhelm, this versatile bread is a great base for all kinds of sandwiches, whether a grilled cheese, turkey and Swiss, or classic peanut butter and jelly. LEGGI TUTTO