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Hokkaido Milk Bread Doughnuts with Yuzu Cream

Hokkaido Milk Bread Doughnuts with Yuzu Cream

Confession: I had the vision for these doughnuts before I had ever made a loaf of Hokkaido Milk Bread. However, once I finally got around to trying the recipe in Cynthia Chen McTernan’s wonderful cookbook, A Common Table, it confirmed my instinct that the dough […]

Maple-Almond Sunken Apple Cake

Maple-Almond Sunken Apple Cake

Choosing what to bake is always a tug-of-war between my eagerness to try new recipes and the comfort of returning to old favorites, perhaps with a small twist or two. I made the Smitten Kitchen sunken apple and honey cake for the first time a […]

Rustic Ombré Apple Tart with Honey Frangipane

Rustic Ombré Apple Tart with Honey Frangipane

I hosted Thanksgiving dinner for the first time this year. I did it all, and I went traditional. Turkey. Stuffing. Sweet Potato Casserole. Apple Pie. The apple pie was in fact a salted apple cider caramel apple pie, with a fancy herringbone lattice crust. It […]

Cranberry Hazelnut Crumb Bars

Cranberry Hazelnut Crumb Bars

These cranberry hazelnut crumb bars are one of those thrown together, “let’s find a way to use up random impulse-purchased ingredients” recipes. They’re extremely easy to make, and extremely delicious. They also can be made ahead and travel well. The recipe is the result, as […]

Apple, Sage, and Gruyère Scones

Apple, Sage, and Gruyère Scones

When I was a child, I held the firm view that fruit and cheese did not go together. (Cheese + crackers = perfect snack. Apples + cheese = gross.) Clearly, my tastes have evolved. I now can think of no better healthy snack than a […]

Pear, Manchego, and Caramelized Onion Pizza with Sourdough Discard Crust

Pear, Manchego, and Caramelized Onion Pizza with Sourdough Discard Crust

So, I realize that this pear pizza the third sourdough discard recipe to appear on this blog, but, what can I say, I have a lot of discard starter to use up! Constantly. Also, when someone proposes an intriguing recipe collaboration, I have trouble saying […]

Whiskey-Ginger Apple Pie

Whiskey-Ginger Apple Pie

I’ve admitted that sometimes my recipe ideas begin with an aesthetic vision. I now will admit that they also sometimes begin with a snappy recipe title. The original name for this whiskey-ginger apple pie was “double rye apple pie.” And, yes, I thought of the […]

Sourdough Discard Crackers with Herbs and Edible Flowers

Sourdough Discard Crackers with Herbs and Edible Flowers

In my continuing quest to find ways to use up my discard sourdough starter, I stumbled across a recipe for sourdough crackers on the Love & Olive Oil blog. To be clear, the recipe called for ripe starter, not discard starter, but, as my bread-making […]

Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake with Blackberry Curd and Mascarpone Buttercream

Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake with Blackberry Curd and Mascarpone Buttercream

Over the past year, I have occasionally gotten Instagram comments or DMs asking me if I sell my baked goods anywhere. My response has always been “LOL I’m just a home baker.” Which I am. But, for some reason, when I received a message a […]

Red Currant-Vanilla Panna Cotta Tart

Red Currant-Vanilla Panna Cotta Tart

There is already a rhubarb panna cotta tart recipe on this blog. Yes, this is another panna cotta tart. And yes, it’s another PINK panna cotta tart at that. But, after I posted a picture of this red currant-vanilla panna cotta variation on Instagram, someone […]