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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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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chocolate babka

In the Seinfeld episode “The Dinner Party,” Jerry and Elaine missed out on the last chocolate babka at a NYC bakery. They were both so distraught and struggled to find a better confection to bring to their friend’s dinner party. That is literally the only thing I knew about Chocolate Babka and, trust me, it was convincing enough to do some…

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auspicious baking company

IT’S SUNDAY at 8 a.m. Most people are preparing for church or in bed, hung over. Me? I was racing to Skidaway Road. “Catch us at the bake house early as last week we SOLD OUT,” Kaytlin Bryant warned. I pulled into a parking lot crammed with cars at 8:15 a.m. Parents with babies, socialites,…

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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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Rum Runners Bakery

THE Savannah food scene has certainly transformed over the years. Chefs are introducing modern takes on Southern classics and diversifying the city’s repertoire. However, it’s not just the new restaurants that are making changes, some that have been here for decades have shifted with the times as well. Savannah Rum Runners Bakery and Café (click…

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spaghetti alla carbonara & rosemary artisan bread

Hurricane Matthew. We have lived in Savannah for a year and have heard that the last huge storm was in the 1970’s. “Savannah is due for a hurricane”, they would say. Well, it’s here. We are apparently experiencing a historical event. Listen, we left town the second our area had a voluntary evacuation. Give me…

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banana-coconut bread pudding & salted caramel sauce

What do you make when you’re going to a picnic or backyard bash and need to feed a crowd of sweet-toothed maniacs? This banana-coconut bread pudding and salted caramel sauce is the answer. With a creamy custard center and crispy buttery edges, you can’t go wrong! This indulgence can be served gooey and warm or…

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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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