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Category Archives: Baking
A Lifetime of Muffin Evolution
It has occurred to me recently -again- that we as Americans do not have much of an understanding of history – at least not in the European sense, and certainly not at all from the Asian perspective. We tend to … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Comfort Food, Food, Our Favorite Dishes Tagged Bran, Bran Muffins, molasses, raw bran, Splenda, Whole Wheat Molasses Bran Muffins, Wyatt Earp 24 Comments
A Baker’s Journey: Bread, Time, and Nuts
There was a time when I thought I’d like to have a bread blog – that was about 5 years ago – at the time, I was enamored with anything bread, and of course, there was a ton to learn. … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Food Tagged almond milk, club rolls, coconut milk, low yeast breads, nut milks, Pre-ferment, slow rise bread 23 Comments
Consistency vs Improvement: a Baker’s Dilemma?
It’s been some time since I did a bread post – not that this is a bread blog – I’ve never said that, mostly because I’m pretty much a generalist – and if I had a bread blog, I’d soon … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Food Tagged Baker's yeast, free form breads, preferment, proofing tub, wet dough 15 Comments
What Makes Pie Crust So Challenging?
OK, here’s the way I think – sometimes I think there’s a unseen world around us where our pets are actually hosts for the spirits of those we once shared love with, and who are now departed – and then … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Food, Fruit Tagged cast iron pie pan, Culinary Institute of America, NPR, pie crust, ricotta cheese pie, simple pie crust 11 Comments