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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 […]

Roasted Rhubarb, Buttermilk, and Brown Sugar Scones

Roasted Rhubarb, Buttermilk, and Brown Sugar Scones

When I got it into my head that I wanted to make rhubarb-buttermilk-brown sugar scones, I did what I normally do in such situations: I began scouring the internet for a basic buttermilk scone recipe that I could adapt. After a bit of searching, I […]

My Mother’s Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

My Mother’s Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I once read an article about starting a food blog that included some advice on content, including the entreaty: “Ask yourself, does the internet really need another banana bread recipe?” I read that sentence somewhat abashedly. Even at that early stage in this blog’s development, […]

“Carrot Cake” Cinnamon Rolls with Maple-Tahini Cream Cheese Icing

“Carrot Cake” Cinnamon Rolls with Maple-Tahini Cream Cheese Icing

It started when, somewhere on the Internet, I saw a photo captioned “Tahini Cream Cheese Frosting.” Those intriguing words immediately made me think of the Smitten Kitchen carrot muffins with tahini glaze. But they also made me think of the Smitten Kitchen carrot cupcakes with […]

Country Loaf with Discard Sourdough Starter

Country Loaf with Discard Sourdough Starter

This is not a post for people who have never made sourdough bread before. If that’s you, and you’re interested in learning to make sourdough bread, I recommend Tartine Bread, which is the book that really got me started on my sourdough adventure. Indeed, the […]

Apple and Rosemary Focaccia

Apple and Rosemary Focaccia

One reason I became a practicing lawyer, rather than an academic, is that I like being given problems to solve rather than having to come up with the problems myself. I think I generally do best when I am given a specific challenge to guide […]

Browned Butter Brioche Scrolls with Tahini Caramel, Pistachios, Halva, and Dark Chocolate

Browned Butter Brioche Scrolls with Tahini Caramel, Pistachios, Halva, and Dark Chocolate

I own, let’s say, a fair number of cookbooks, and I have spent many many hours joyfully perusing my collection. From most books, though, I’ve probably actually made only three to five recipes. Sweet, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh, is an exception. In the […]

Walnut-Halva Babka

Walnut-Halva Babka

This is a mash-up of two Ottolenghi recipes: The dough is adapted from the chocolate krantz cakes in Jerusalem (via Smitten Kitchen). The filling–crumbled halva + chopped walnuts + more walnuts whizzed with brown sugar, butter, tahini, and a bit of cinnamon–is inspired by the […]