Dec 2, 2020

Marbled Rye Bagels

 These marbled rye bagels, with their wonderful hearty flavor, are the perfect vehicle for deli meats, smoked salmon, and delicious cheeses. 

Marbled Rye Bagels

I love bagels. I've posted lots of bagels here, including New York Water Bagels, Egg Bagels, Asiago Cheese Bagels, and Onion Bagels. Bagels are a wonderful bread with lots of tradition. They are typically made from a lean, stiff dough. 

Nov 30, 2020

Cranberry Orange Muffins | #MuffinMonday

 These cranberry orange muffins are a wonderful breakfast treat. The batter is flavored with orange juice and orange zest, and the muffins are filled with chopped cranberries. 

Cranberry Orange muffins with fresh cranberries

I'm always drawn to cranberries in muffins because I love the tartness of the cranberries balanced with the sweetness of the muffins. Some of my favorites include sourdough cranberry muffins and sourdough date nut cranberry muffins

Nov 29, 2020

Puff Pastry Tomato and Goat Cheese Pizzettes

 These puff pastry tomato and goat cheese pizzettes are little flavorful two-inch rounds of tasty deliciousness. 

Puff Pastry Tomato and Goat Cheese Pizzettes on plates

These little puff pastry tomato and goat cheese pizzettes are only about two inches across, are super light, and are wonderful as appetizers.

Nov 25, 2020

No Knead Rye Bread

This no knead rye bread is a great way to try your hand at baking with rye. It can be a tricky flour to work with, but this no knead recipe for rye bread is easy. 

Easy no knead rye bread

This bread is hearty and delicious, but still light enough for sandwiches. You can make this bread with or without caraway seeds, which give this bread a more "deli rye" flavor. 

Nov 22, 2020

Parker House Rolls

 These Parker House Rolls are soft and fluffy, and wonderful served with your holiday dinner. 

Parker House Rolls cooling

 I've always wanted to try making Parker House Rolls. They are an American classic, originally recorded in the Fannie Farmer Boston Cooking School Cookbook, published in 1933. The rolls are soft and airy, and most of all, buttery.

Nov 21, 2020

Colombian Chicken and Potato Soup (Ajiaco)

Ajiaco, a chicken and potato soup from Colombia. It's typically served in a clay pot accompanied by avocado, crema, capers and corn on the cob. 

Chicken and potato soup

Ajiaco is a specialty of Bogotá, and typically includes three kinds of potatoes, including papas criollas, which are small yellow potatoes. They are hard to find outside of Colombia, so small Yukon gold or Dutch baby potatoes are good substitutes. 

Nov 20, 2020

Double Ginger & Grapefruit Cakes | #CakeSliceBakers

These double ginger and grapefruit cakes start with super gingery cakes with a touch of grapefruit zest which are then topped with a sweet/tart grapefruit curd buttercream. 

Double Ginger & Grapefruit Cakes

The double ginger cakelets are super moist, plus, they stay fresh and moist for several days in an airtight container.