matcha dusted overnight beignets

Happy March! It’s almost Saint Patty’s Day, so I wanted to send a little green with envy love your way. I present to you fluffy pillows of Matcha Dusted Overnight Beignets. The best part is that most of the leg work is done the night before, the fridge does the heavy lifting and these babies…

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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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handmade pasta carbonara

Every New Year’s Day I create homemade pasta. This year was no different. There is something so soothing and rewarding about getting your hands sticky with flour and eggs. Kneading dough is always rehabilitating. I love pulling the pasta through the machine, making it smooth and thin. It’s magical. For me, pasta making is a…

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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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fresh pasta dough

Fresh made pasta is truly magical. Eggs and flour become a swirled bowl of comfort in no time. It’s a canvas for any amalgamation of sauces, meats and veg. It’s the pantry staple that everyone has but doesn’t think about. This minimalistic dough brought my family together every single Sunday.  For me, it’s so memorable.…

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free-form nectarine galettes

This is the simple end of summer/beginning of fall treat that you have been waiting for. Forget everything you know about the challenges of pie crusts. The buttery and flaky crust is a 10-minute no-fuss dream-come-true for bakers (or wanna-bes). This recipe is so versatile that you can add any type of fruit into the…

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Fresh Fruit Tart with Basil Pastry Cream & Fig Glaze

It’s Spring Time! Fresh fruit is abundant and you are looking for a chic dessert to bring to your next Backyard Bash. This is it! Impress your fabulous friends or snobby neighbors with this Fresh Fruit Tart with Basil Pastry Cream and Fig Glaze. Sounds fancy.  Looks frilly.  But this dessert is a cinch to…

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Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

You’ve feasted on brick-oven pizza and grazed on home-baked pizza, but have you ever noshed on Grilled Pizza? I’m not talking about cooking pizza on a pan in the grill, that’s lame. This homemade pizza dough sears directly on the sizzling grill grate, scoring golden brown grill marks. Savory barbeque sauce is topped with juicy…

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