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…

Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook

Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook by Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu features recipes and stories from 100+ of creative and inspiring women in food. From pastry chefs, food stylists and bakers to editors, bloggers and farmers, many amazing women from different talents and backgrounds contributed recipes to this project. Also if you are craving more from…

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…

Persian Love Cake

As I was browsing through “The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen,” by Yasmin Khan and came across the Persian¬† Love Cake, I knew that was going to be the first recipe that I had to make. It was as delicious as it was beautiful. PERSIAN LOVE CAKE INGREDIENTS 7 oz unsalted butter 2/3…

The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen

I love cookbooks that have great recipes that introduce me to new flavor combinations as well as those that share great stories. “The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen,” by Yasmin Khan delivers on all of these.¬† The book by British-Iranian cook Yasmin Khan weaves together stories and recipes that celebrate the land, life,…

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…