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Hello, Challah!

If there is anything there is seriously no shortage of in the bottomless pit of the Internet, it’s Challah recipes.  You find Challahs ranging from mildly dry bland quickly slap together loaves to fancy multi-egg and raisins, multi-stage productions with the rain-dance performed mid-baking, and everything in between.  To me, Challah is a very fine […]

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Dilly Cheese Popovers made with Krondild (Dill) Cheese by Castello

NORTH Festival: Dilly Cheese Popovers

[SPONSORED POST]. This post is written for the HonestCooking.com NORTH Festival 2013. Dill is one of my most favorite herbs, and I use copious amounts of it in my daily cooking.  If you open my fridge on any given day, rest assured, you’ll find a bunch or two of dill somewhere in there.  I like […]

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Semolina+Sesame+Spelt+Sourdough bread in a stone baker

One Woman’s Trash… Making Bread In a Stone Baker

If you’ve been following this blog, you should know very well by now that I am a big fan of home made bread.  I’ve been baking my own wild sourdough bread for a few years now (thanks to my friend Rimma, who showed me the light), wrote about it plenty, and took some pretty decent pictures. […]

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Sourdough Pumpernickel Baked In Cast Iron Combo

Cast Iron Combo Pumpernickel Photos

I’ve tried many breads now, and this one, despite its being a hybrid of conventional and wild sourdough, remains a staple in our household. I mostly baked it in a loaf pan, but I read about cast-iron-combo bread baking technique and always wanted to try it. We purchased the combo a couple of weeks back, […]

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Banana Muffins with Nuts and Raisins

Sweet Redemption. I Am Talking About Banana Muffins.

Yep. We overbought bananas. Again.  I think my family is secretly trying to force me into baking sweets.  Somehow we always have exactly three overdone bananas left — three is just enough for a banana bread.

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A herd of freshly baked Sourdough Croissants

Highly Addictive Substance Alert: Homemade Sourdough Croissants

This post was submitted to YeastSpotting on 2/3/2013 There is just something utmost special about croissants.  I don’t know if it’s the shape, the warm buttery aroma, or the lacy-flaky-feathery-melt-in-your-mouth-with-slightly-crunchy-tails texture, or all of the above, but when I come across croissants, be it at a grocery store, a bakery, or a street stand, I […]

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Focaccia fresh out of the oven

Making Focaccia — A Sure Fire Crowdpleaser

This post have been submitted to YeastSpotting As you already know, about a month ago, I have entered a bread-making phase of my life. I now own more than enough books on bread making than I care to admit, and aside from some fascinating Sitchin’s books, those are now a part of my nightly reading. […]

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