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Southern Biscuits

Life is so much busier than it used to be. I apologize if this comes across as whining — I don’t mean it to, I’m just trying to re-adjust. My working at Geneseo as Web Communications Manager is the first time in almost a decade that I’ve had a 9 to 5 job (well, 8 […]

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Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins

Thomas has nothing on me. And certainly nothing on Nicole, who developed this recipe. In the convenience of your own kitchen, you can whip up cinnamon-raisin English muffins — from scratch — in about an hour. (And most of that is sitting around, waiting for the yeast to do its thing.) Your kitchen can be […]

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Pan de Sal

A couple of weeks ago, I got an email from Dorothy, a blog reader, asking me to test out a recipe for Pan de Sal. Pan de Sal is a traditional Filipino roll, usually eaten for breakfast and, despite its name, is on the sweet side. I’ve never made these before, so I wasn’t quite […]

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Chocolate Bread

Almost a year ago, I came upon this recipe for Chocolate Bread. Why did it take me so long to bake it? God only knows. But I finally did, and it was worth the wait. While the final product is supposed to be have a “feathery yet rich texture,” mine was denser, with a tighter […]

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The Daring Bakers Take on Pizza

Our host for this month’s challenge is Rosa of Rosa’s Yummy Yums. In honor of Sher, who was to be her co-host for this month, Rosa went with Sher’s challenge idea: Peter Reinhart’s basic pizza dough. I had a lot of fun with this challenge. Shane, my friend Nancy and I gathered in the kitchen […]

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Daring Bakers — Lavash Crackers & Baba Ghanoush

Our DB hosts this month, Shel of Musings from the Fishbowl and Natalie of Gluten A Go Go, challenged us to make lavash, a type of flatbread, and a vegan dip of our choosing. Although we were given the option of baking the lavash without gluten, I went for gluten. The recipe came together fairly […]

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Salad Pizza

Shane is a person who can eat salad for dinner. As in, that’s all he eats as his main — some greens tossed with red onions and a few tomatoes, dressed with oil and vinegar and perhaps a few hunks of goat cheese. I am not that kind of person. For me, a salad as […]

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Daring Bakers & The Danish Braid

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: what I love most about the Daring Bakers is that each month’s challenge pushes me beyond my comfort zone and forces me to question my notions of baking and what I can do. Preconceived notions about this challenge?1) Making a laminated dough is difficult.2) I don’t […]

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Real Honest Jewish Purist’s bagels

A caraway and sea salt bagel with a wild garlic cream cheese schmear. There are three types of food I’m very particular (if not snobby) about:1) Pizza (NY style Neapolitan)2) Lasagna (mine)3) Bagels I’m not sure many people have had genuine bagels. (Mmm… genuine bagels.) They’re not perfectly round, their consistency is not like other […]

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Cheesy Bread Bakers & the Gruyere-Stuffed Crusty Bread

You know what’s irresistible? Homemade bread fresh from the oven, and stuffed with ooey-gooey melted cheese. How do I know this? Because the Cheesy Bread Bakers — Helen, Ivonne, Kelly, Lisa, Mary, Sara, Stephanie and me — gave the French Pastry School’s Gruyère-Stuffed Crusty Loaves recipe (found by Mary on the King Arthur Flour blog) […]

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