Flavor of the Month: Bread Winner

Little compares to a slice of bread fresh from the oven. To do the treat justice, top it with dense European-style butter and something sweet and sticky.

Home cooks can bake loaves of bread with ease using the Average Joe Artisan Bread Kit (breadkit.com), a product of Roanoke, Indiana. Created for the novice, this no-knead, one-rise bread-making setup comes handily packaged with all of the necessary kitchenware and ingredients, as well as recipes and tips.

F.R.O.G. Preserves

This sweet spread from Bloomington’s Dillman Farm (dillmanfarm.com) combines orange marmalade with fig, red raspberry, and ginger preserves.


From Brendle Honey Farm (9801 Fall Creek Rd., 517-0484).


Smooth and rich, this vibrantly yellow butter from Normandy packs hints of hazelnut. Available at Goose the Market (2503 N. Delaware St., 924-4944; goosethemarket.com).

Photo by Tony Valainis.

This article originally appeared in the April 2012 issue.

See Trisha Lindsley’s blog post at The Dish about her own bread-making experience.