Homemade croissants, once again.
Category: Baked Goods
Smoked Cheddar and Sour Cream Scones
Go back to basic with simple smoked cheddar scones.
Buckwheat Strawberry Buckle with Almond and Cashew Streusel
This is an enriched version of Blue Bottle Coffee's Strawberry Buckle cake. The original recipe uses all white flour, but I've really been enjoying adding buckwheat or rye flour to my bakes. If you're not sure about buckwheat flour, give it a try. It's nutritionally one of the better gluten-free ingredients, it has calcium, phophorus … Continue reading Buckwheat Strawberry Buckle with Almond and Cashew Streusel
Easy Spicy Focaccia with Scotch Bonnet Peppers
Paul Hollywood's focaccia recipe is a winner.
Orange Blossom Madeleines
The trick to the madeleine's characteristic bump is a chilled batter and cold madeleine pan. But bump or no bump, these classic shell-shaped teacakes are dainty and absolutely lovely with tea or coffee.
Easy Homemade English Muffins
Making English muffins from scratch is much easier than you think. You don't even need an oven. There are plenty of recipes out there that look promising (each with different dough consistency, method, fermentation time, etc...), including one I've bookmarked in my favourite bread making book (Bread Matters by Andrew Whitley), but today I present … Continue reading Easy Homemade English Muffins
A minor set back, but it's nothing the home baker can't overcome. The croissant journey continues. These are my airiest batch of croissants yet, but they're also the ones with the least layers. So, I can't help but feel a twinge of disappointment as I write this post. I sort of knew it wouldn't turn … Continue reading Croissants 1.4
Camembert and Cranberry Sauce Sweet Buns
Spring might be in the air, but don't tell my latest bread experiment that. Yes, cranberry season is long gone, and I felt a bit odd using them without the prospect of turkey dinners and mulled wine, but I couldn't help reaching for them anyway. So, here they are! Sweet cranberry fig sauce melded with … Continue reading Camembert and Cranberry Sauce Sweet Buns
Clafoutis is a casual and simple dessert from Limousin, south central France. It's a rustic dessert, eggy and dense, made of dark cherries baked in a custard. Despite its less than artful appearance, it's absolutely delicious and so stupendously easy--eggs, flour, milk, sugar, salt, almond extract are combined and the batter then poured over the … Continue reading Clafoutis
Kale and Chorizo Bread Pudding
The Super Bowl is over and you don't know what to do with all the garlic bread you made, obviously.