Breaking Bread with Father Dominic
This series is devoted to the art and heart that goes into bread making. A Benedictine monk of Saint Bede Abbey in Peru, Illinois, Father Dominic shares his genuine passion for making bread. Bread is more than just a hobby for Father Dominic. Through his stories and recipes, viewers will appreciate how the actual making of bread can bring together families and friends, the role bread plays in many cultures prevalent in America, and how bread connects us as a society.
Breaking Bread with Father Dominic Previous Broadcasts
Tea Time (Episode #211)
KQED Channel 9: Sat, Dec 9, 2000 -- 12:06 PM
Slow down and enjoy some special breads that are the perfect accompaniment to a nice cup of tea. Recipes for this episode include classic Scones, Irish Soda Bread with a delightful orange twist and Lemon Raisin Muffins. Featured Bread Break: An inside glimpse at the soothing world of tea at the Wenham Tea House in Wenham, Massachusetts.
- KQED Channel 9: Sat, Dec 23, 2000 -- 1:00 PM
Super Sandwiches (Episode #203)
KQED Channel 9: Sat, Oct 7, 2000 -- 1:00 PM
You might have all the ingredients for a good sandwich, but Father Dominic maintains that the essential element is the bread. Father Dom bakes classic Pumpernickel, Cibatta and a French twist on Panini. Featured Bread Break: The Missouri Botanical Garden's "Jazz At The Garden" series, a perfect occasion for a picnic.
Snack Breads (Episode #206P)
KQED Channel 9: Sat, Oct 28, 2000 -- 1:00 PM
Everybody loves tasty snack breads. Father Dominic makes Garlic Mustard Pretzels, Cheddar Chive Breadsticks and a delicious English Muffin Loaf. Featured Bread Break: New York City's Ess-A-Bagel, a Manhattan favorite for the king of snack breads.
- KQED Channel 9: Sat, Dec 9, 2000 -- 1:51 PM
Pizza Revisited (Episode #205P)
KQED Channel 9: Sat, Oct 21, 2000 -- 1:00 PM
Can Pizza be explored in just one half-hour? We think not. Father Dominic introduces some interesting deep dish and gourmet pizza pies. Father Dominic also makes Pizza Cups, individual deep-dish pizza made in giant muffin tins that are great to serve at birthday parties for the kids. Featured Bread Break: Denver's Little Italy, hosted by Father Dominic's Uncle Bob, a Denver native.
- KQED Channel 9: Sat, Dec 9, 2000 -- 12:42 PM
Out of Africa (Episode #204)
KQED Channel 9: Sat, Oct 14, 2000 -- 1:00 PM
Father Dom explores a few of some of the more exotic bread traditions of Africa. Viewers are introduced to Ambasha, an Ethiopian spice bread, and spicy Kenyan Sambosas. Father Dominic will showcase an original bread recipe that was inspired by a southern favorite sweet potatoes. Featured Bread Break: The Africa Fest held in St. Louis, Missouri celebrates the rich heritage of African Americans.
Multigrain Revisited (Episode #202)
KQED Channel 9: Sat, Sep 30, 2000 -- 1:00 PM
From Artesian to Banana Crunch Bread, the popularity of multigrain breads keeps growing. Father Dominic will introduce more multigrain bread recipes as well as touch on baking for people with celiac disease (wheat intolerance), and the alternative flours that are available. Featured Bread Break: The story of St. Vincent's Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania and their still operating 19th century mill.
Mardi Gras (Episode #213)
KQED Channel 9: Sat, Jan 6, 2001 -- 1:00 PM
For most people, Mardi Gras conjures up images of colorful pageants and collecting beads. With Father Dom, we think of breads. A variety of ethnic traditional breads including Fassnachts (German doughnuts), King Cake (a Spanish version), Bliny (from an old Russian recipe) and Muffalatta are baked. Featured Bread Break: Mardi Gras bread traditions in New Orleans.
Kids in the Kitchen (Episode #210)
KQED Channel 9: Sat, Nov 25, 2000 -- 1:00 PM
Father Dominic introduces breads that children will enjoy making, including suggestions on how to include them in measuring, mixing and kneading. Kid-friendly recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner breads will be explored. Featured Bread Break: The Baking Boot Camp for Kids at St. Louis' Kitchen Conservatory.
Herb Breads (Episode #209)
KQED Channel 9: Sat, Nov 18, 2000 -- 1:00 PM
The herb garden at Saint Bede Abbey has proved to be an inspiration for all sorts of bread creations. Father Dominic shares with viewers recipes for an Italian Onion Herb Baguette (a favorite at the Abbey's Medieval Faire), Dill Bread and rolls using sour cream and chives.
A Fresh Start (Episode #201)
KQED Channel 9: Sat, Sep 23, 2000 -- 1:00 PM
Father Dominic reviews all the things that can go wrong with a loaf, and demonstrates how to fix them. Featured Bread Break: The world of a young deaf man in Los Angeles who's entered a baking apprenticeship.
Coffeecakes (Episode #207P)
KQED Channel 9: Sat, Nov 4, 2000 -- 1:00 PM
Who can resist fresh baked sweet coffeecakes and breads in the morning? Father Dominic introduces a basic dough that may be used three different ways to make breakfast breads that are sure to delight the eyes as well as the palate. Featured Bread Break: The Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, who's baked goods are renowned among the local townsfolk.
- KQED Channel 9: Sat, Dec 9, 2000 -- 1:16 PM
Brioche Four Ways (Episode #212)
KQED Channel 9: Sat, Dec 30, 2000 -- 1:00 PM
Brioche is a buttery dough rich with eggs, and extremely versatile. Father Dominic will demonstrate how to use this marvelously flexible dough in four different recipes from a large classic brioche loaf to a variation on Beef Wellington using a pork roast and ham pate. Featured Bread Break: The Teton Ridge Ranch in Tetonia, Iowa, where " dudes" are treated to great cookin' by an ex-Marine.
Breakfast Breads (Episode #106)
KQED Channel 9: Sat, Sep 16, 2000 -- 1:00 PM
Father Dominic shares a few of his recipes for breads that complement the breakfast table, including a butter pecan batter bread with a cinnamon sugar topping. This program also provides an easy recipe for hot cross buns. In the taped segment, viewers journey to a small Missouri river town to visit the Blue Owl Inn, which is famous for its breakfast rolls.
- KQED Channel 9: Sat, Jan 27, 2001 -- 1:00 PM
Beyond Tortillas (Episode #208P)
KQED Channel 9: Sat, Nov 11, 2000 -- 1:00 PM
Father Dominic introduces viewers to the array of delicious yeast breads found in Latino communities. Learn how to make an orange flavored Pan de Muertos for the Day of the Dead, start crusty Cuban bread in a cold oven, roll some Panecillos, and cut out Father Dom's own Lizard Pepper Bread. Featured Bread Break: Gilbert's Bakery in Miami's Little Havana.
- KQED Channel 9: Sat, Dec 9, 2000 -- 11:32 AM
Basic Bread and Beyond (Episode #101)
KQED Channel 9: Sat, Sep 2, 2000 -- 1:00 PM
This episode focuses on the basics of bread making, including materials, equipment, basic techniques of mixing dough and forming loaves. Viewers will learn about how a special protein in wheat flour makes it trap the carbon dioxide from the yeast to make bread rise, and why kneading is good for the body and soul.
- KQED Channel 9: Sat, Jan 13, 2001 -- 1:00 PM
Monastery Pizza Night (Episode #103)
KQED 9: Sat, Sep 9, 2000 -- 1:00 PM
Ever wonder what monks do for recreation? Father Dominic explains that once a week the Abbey has a "haustus": a sharing of food, drink, spirited discussions and card playing -- and "Papa Dom's homemade pizza." Viewers will learn the basics of pizza dough and how making it in advance produces a better crust. In the taped segment, we introduce viewers to the Turano family from Chicago, Illinois. More than 40 years ago, Mariano Turano left Italy with his wife and three boys for Chicago in search of his dream. He began selling breads he baked to other Italian families door to door. Today, with his three sons staying in the business, Turano breads and pastries can be found around the country.
- KQED Channel 9: Sat, Jan 20, 2001 -- 1:00 PM
- KQED Channel 9: Sat, Sep 9, 2000 -- 1:00 PM