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…

Matt’s Birthday Brownies

Multiple brownies and bars will definitely be on the menu at Rebel Girl Bakery. So I’m on the hunt for the best of the best. To get me started, I made these for my husband’s birthday, thus the name. And until I find a better one this is the top of the recipe pile. MATT’S…

Christmas Dinner Revisited

Sometimes I need to take a break from baking and rebel to do some cooking. In addition to a yummy Garlic-and-Herb Mascarpone Roasted Chicken (that I forgot to take a picture of … so sue me … we were hungry), I also made some rustic, comforting veggie dishes, including: Crunchy Roasted Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kale with…

Frosted Butter Cookies

As I’m working on my business plan and strategy for Rebel Girl Bakery that I’m planning on opening in 2018, I’ve been testing lots of recipes while I plan the menu and offerings. Being Rebel Girl Bakery, I want to test and play with classic recipes … embracing tradition as well as changing them up…

Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook and Buttermilk Biscones

If I ever make it to Savannah, Georgia, I am definitely going to stop in at the Back in the Day Bakery. I just discovered this bakery, their cookbooks as well as their famous Buttermilk Biscone. (And a little detour from my hunt for the perfect, traditional buttermilk biscuit.) This husband and wife baking team,…

Me and My Boys Bakery: Pretzels and Cinnamon Rolls

This first weekend in October called for more recipe testing for Me and My Boys Bakery. Both of these turned out well and will be added to the growing menu that now includes Parmesan Puppy Pretzels and Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls in addition to the Barkscotti and Peanut Butter Blueberry Scones.   PEANUT BUTTER CINNAMON…

Potato Chip, Coconut, Chocolate Chip Cookies

What to do with leftover potato chips? Add them to cookies, of course. These cookies are the perfect blend of sweet and salty. The potato chips are just subtle enough to give the cookies small caramelized-like flecks of sweet and salty bites with the slightest crunch. POTATO CHIP, COCONUT, CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES INGREDIENTS 2 cups…

Me and My Boys Bakery: Scones and Barkscotti

I hope to launch Me and My Boys Bakery in the Spring,  so this Fall/Winter will involve a lot of recipe testing and planning. As a lifelong dog lover and owner, I’ve seen my fair share of cutesy dog treats, not that there is anything wrong with that, but I wanted to create something different…

Another Day, Another Biscuit. Part 4

The quest, and obsession, to find the perfect biscuit recipe continues. These are flaky and have beautiful layers. I like the combination of different flours, fats and milks. FLAKY BUTTERMILK BISCUITS INGREDIENTS 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour 1/3 cup bread flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, chilled 3…

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…