strawberry + chocolate swirl no-knead brioche

Need a weekend baking project? Brioche bread is tender, buttery and subtly sweet. It’s the perfect bake for a long day and the best part, it’s a low maintenance bread that doesn’t require kneading. I had this delightful homemade strawberry and rose jam left over from my Cardamon + Honey Linzer Cookies last week. After…

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japanese milk bread rolls

Japanese milk bread rolls are soft, plush and airy, like the world’s best pillow. Often referred to as Hokkaido milk bread, the texture is attributed to a simple technique involving a roux “starter,” known as tangzhong. The roux is mixed into the final dough, producing tender bread, without fail. Speaking of fail. Two Christmases ago…

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yeast-raised doughnuts + chocolatey glaze

Donut judge me for posting a doughnut recipe a meer few weeks after the New Year. These yeast-based doughnuts are fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Dipping them in a cocoa glaze was the wisest thing I have ever done. As for the random sprinkles, who needs a reason to celebrate? All…

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no knead crusty bread

It’s the holiday season, which means baking is a MUST. When it’s cold outside and the family is gathered around, fresh baked bread is an important staple on the table. This crusty bread is the easiest no fuss loaf you’ll ever make. The two highlights of this recipe are that there is no kneading and…

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overnight cinnamon rolls + browned butter frosting

Cinnamon rolls exude nostalgia. In my home they were made for special occasions, Thanksgiving/Christmas morning or birthday breakfasts. Just a few months ago my mom was visiting for my 30th birthday and I requested these as my birthday cake. As I kid, I did not realize the labor that went into making homemade cinnamon rolls,…

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crusty 4-hour weekend baguette + 10-minute marinated olives

It’s a cozy weekend. Maybe it’s laundry day or spring cleaning season, but you have time. Time to make magic with flour and yeast. Fresh scratch-made bread is one of those baking feats that brings a sense of pride. In just 4-hours, simple pantry staples become three hearty and crusty loaves. Pulled out of the…

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from pantry staples to street pretzels (and beer cheese)

Look at these salty twisted babies. Their so golden, soft, spongy, pretzely.  Pantry staples-flour, yeast, salt, sugar and butter-become a beloved street food snack in a snap. The scratch-made and hand-twisted dough will not only wow those scarfing them down, but you’ll be pretty darn impressed too. Do you ever obsess over what you’re going…

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mediterranean bread

It’s been awhile since I have written an informal post for one of my own creations. Today marks the one year anniversary of two big changes in my life; working full-time as a Behavior Analyst and becoming a Food Writer for a local newspaper. Anyone who has a full-time job knows that it soaks up…

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[everything] rye bagels with molasses

It’s the freakin’ weekend. When the weekend strikes everything in me begs for brunch. The hubs and I always have breakfast in bed with a creamy cup of coffee in hand on Saturdays and Sundays. While he loves eggs and hot sauce, my personal favorite breakfast staple is lox and bagels. There is something about…

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cast iron skillet buttermilk corn bread

It’s almost the 4th of July and just about everyone is looking for simple and fantastic sides to bring to their friend’s barbeque. This moist cast-iron buttermilk corn bread is what you have been looking for. If you’re searching for incredibly easy and tender BBQ ribs to go with this side, click here for my…

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breakfast pizza | sunny-side up egg, sun-dried tomato, spinach & honey goat cheese

Spiced Lavender Mocha. Brunch done right. Soon after moving to Savannah, I realized that brunch is a big deal.  Everyone here brunches. Last Sunday I brunched at the Aussie Savannah Restaurant, The Collins Quarter (click for website). As we sat around the table, we talked about home brewed espresso and then quiches. My friend explained…

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Rosemary Artisan Bread

  In his book “Cooked”, best-selling author and food advocate Michael Pollan closely examines the effects that the elements (air, water, fire, and Earth) have in food preparation. Now Netflix has developed “Cooked” into a four-part documentary series that inspires cooks with stunning cinematography and a message to appreciate the cooking process. In the Air…

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