Dec 5, 2016

Mini Ciabatta Loaves

These Mini Ciabatta Loaves are deeply flavored from the dark brown and shatteringly thin crust. 

Mini Ciabatta Loaves, deeply flavored from the dark brown and shatteringly thin crust.

The dough for these mini ciabatta loaves is 92 percent hydration, which results in one of the lightest, airiest, and moistest loaves of bread. When you take them out of the oven, they sit there and crackle and sing for you for about five minutes! If you are a bread geek, you know exactly what I mean.

Dec 4, 2016

Bread Box Round Up for December 2016

Welcome to The Bread Box Round Up, a monthly collection of wonderful loaves, rolls, and flatbreads from food bloggers who bake bread!

The Bread Box Round Up - Breads from your favorite bloggers


I am so grateful for the bloggers who have shared their posts this year!

Dec 3, 2016

Save or Splurge? Recommended Gifts for Your Favorite Cook or Baker

Save or Splurge? Recommended Gifts for Your Favorite Cook or Baker

When I first got into cooking and bread baking (not very long ago), I started collecting kitchen tools, gadgets, cookbooks, pots and pans, small electrics, and various other things one might find at Sur la Table or Williams Sonoma. Remodeling our 1960s kitchen and the completion of my master's degree collided. 

Nov 30, 2016

Five Spice Turkey Noodle Soup

This Five Spice Turkey Noodle Soup is not your average turkey noodle soup. 

This Five Spice Turkey Noodle Soup is not your average turkey noodle soup.

I started this Five Spice Turkey Noodle Soup on the day after Thanksgiving. I simmered the Thanksgiving turkey carcass to develop an amazing stock, and then used the stock the next day to make this soup.

Nov 28, 2016

Banana Chocolate Espresso Swirl Muffins | #MuffinMonday

These Banana Chocolate Espresso Swirl Muffins are light and moist, and have a decadent swirl of espresso enhanced chocolate throughout the middle. 


These Banana Chocolate Espresso Swirl Muffins are light and moist, and have a decadent swirl of espresso enhanced chocolate throughout the middle.

The flavors in these banana chocolate espresso swirl muffins take muffin-osity to a whole new level. I promise you, if you bake them, they will disappear. Plus, you will be very popular.

Nov 23, 2016

Pumpkin Rolls with Salted Maple Butter

These pumpkin rolls with salted maple butter are over the top wonderful for a holiday dinner. They're also perfect for sandwiching leftovers the next day. 


These pumpkin rolls with salted maple butter are over the top wonderful for a holiday dinner. They're also perfect for sandwiching leftovers the next day.

You can pull the dough for these rolls together and set it aside in the morning to rise while you are assembling the rest of the holiday meal. You can even make the dough a day in advance, and let it rise in the refrigerator. The rolls themselves only take about 15 to 17 minutes to bake, which is perfect timing while your turkey or roast is resting.

Nov 22, 2016

Black and White Cookies | #CreativeCookieExchange

Black and White Cookies consist of a four inch diameter cake-like vanilla cookie thinly glazed with vanilla and chocolate icing. 


Black and White Cookies consist of a four inch diameter cake-like vanilla cookie thinly glazed with vanilla and chocolate icing.

Evidently, the question, "Who makes the best Black and White Cookie?" is hotly debated in New York, both throughout the state and all five boroughs of the city. Not being from New York, I did a little "research" on the interwebs, and came across lots of lively discussions about where to find the best Black and White Cookie.