Love Me Some Mini Loaves

I can’t get over how cute these little mini loaves are.  And these new takes on the classics of banana and zucchini are definitely keepers.  You can also make both of the recipes in a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Zucchini and Orange Marmalade Tea Cake Yields: 1 large loaf (9″x5″) or 12 mini loaves (4″x2…

Persimmon, Walnut, Golden Raisin Bread

My love of persimmons and having a few very ripe persimmons in the frig inspired this bread. PERSIMMON, WALNUT, GOLDEN RAISIN BREAD 9-inch loaf INGREDIENTS 1 3/4 cups sifted flour 3/4 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter and cooled to room temperature 2…

Grapefruit + Earl Grey Bread

I love to combine unusual and unexpected flavors. And I have wanted to start baking with tea. This Grapefruit + Earl Grey Loaf includes swirls of a light and tangy grapefruit batter with a delicately floral Earl Grey tea batter for a gorgeously fragrant, not-too-sweet loaf. GRAPEFRUIT & EARL GREY BREAD 5×9 inch loaf INGREDIENTS…

Pane Bianco

I have been feeding my two starters, Bob Marley and Peter Tosh for a few months so it is time to bake some bread. I used Peter Tosh to first make “Jim’s Biga” from The Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook. JIM’S BIGA Ingredients 70 grams room-temperature water (65-75 F) 10 grams refreshed fermented starter 100 grams…

Kabocha Squash + Cranberry Chutney Loaf

I love winter squash and using them in baking. One of my current favs is the kabocha. It is easy to use because you don’t need to peel it. I am starting to experiment with flavors and create my own recipes. This bread is the result … super moist and a perfect loaf for the…

Pan Bon: Pura Vida

So on our third and most recent trip to Costa Rica, I was introduced to Pan Bon. Pan Bon is a sweet, dark bread, that is one of the signature dishes from the Caribbean province of Limon. It is similar to a Fruit Cake. Definitely a warm and cozy bread that is full of spices…

Pizza Monday

If it was up to my husband, every night would be pizza night.  And who am I to disagree. Especially when there is not limit to the different flavor combinations and ingredients that are possible. Well that’s according to me … the husband would rather just stick with pepperoni.  That’s fine with me because then…

Blood Orange Beer Pound Cake

I love Blood Oranges! And I love baking with beer (though honestly, I can’t stand to drink it …. I’m more of a wine girl.) But I did find the perfect beer to combine with blood oranges …. Orange Groove from New Terrain Brewing Company in Golden, Colo. So this put me on a mission…

Bakers Gonna Bake More Bread

I love baking bread. It is an art and science that requires patience and passion. This was also the first time that I experimented with a few different recipes to create my own recipe. I baked a New Yorker Rye (batard) and a Corn Rye (boule). (see recipe below) This baking experiment started 7 days…

Let Them Eat Bread

Inspired by my staging last week in the Artisan Bread Classic Technique 3 Day Class at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, I decided to make some bread at home. Three breads, in fact: Tuscan Sweet Bread with Grapes Traditional Pumpernickel Bread  Traditional Challah    TUSCAN SWEET BREAD WITH GRAPES Yield: 1 flat loaf QUICK…