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Gluten-Free Brioche Rolls

Gluten-Free Brioche

Today I gave myself permission to let go of responsibilities and deadlines and just play in the kitchen.  I started the day thinking I would pull out my sourdough starters and give them some love but I ended up going a different direction entirely.  At some point this morning I was reminded of a gluten-free brioche roll recipe I had seen on the Cup4Cup Gluten-Free Flour website.  Since I still had most of a bag of the Cup4Cup flour (I first talked about and used this flour in this Sweet Potato Bread) and a fresh supply of my favorite Kerrygold butter, I decided to go ahead and try the brioche roll recipe.  Just because. Continue reading →

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Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Bread with Pecans and Tart Cherries

Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Bread with Pecans and Cherries

I love quick breads.  They’re easy to make, the recipes can easily be changed up to fit your mood, and pretty much everyone loves them.  I know I haven’t met a quick bread I didn’t like.  So when I saw a recipe for a Sweet Potato Cranberry Quick Bread pop up on Facebook yesterday from a new-to-me food blog called Beard & Bonnet, I had to investigate a little further. Continue reading →

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Baking with Almond Flour: Grain-Free Banana Bread

Grain-free Banana Bread

This is the second installment in my unofficial Baking with Almond Flour series that I didn’t know would be a series until today.  This afternoon I made some delicious banana bread with almond flour instead of wheat flour.  It’s wonderful!  Phil has unfortunately had a hard time adding grains and dairy back to his diet and for now still feels best on a pretty strict Paleo diet.  I’m experimenting with this grain-free baking mostly for him since these tasty treats are very calorie-dense and don’t fit into my Need to Wear a Wedding Dress Soon Diet Plan very well.  It’s hard for me to stop at just one tiny piece of banana bread! Continue reading →

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Apricot Cream Scones

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Here’s a favorite scone recipe that I’m pulling forward from the first year of my blog.  This one features dried apricots in place of the more traditional currants.  The slightly tart bursts of apricot are a wonderful addition to the rich, tender cream scone.  I hope you enjoy this blast from the past, which was originally published on December 13, 2006. Continue reading →

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Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

MIni Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Muffins

Praline Pumpkin Cake with whipped Cream Frosting

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread

Pumpkin Maple Sourdough Cake

Sweet and Sour Grilled Pumpkin

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Spice Scones

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll

Pumpkin Doughnuts and Doughnut Holes

It’s time for pumpkin recipes again!  Click any of the photos above to be taken to the recipe.  Enjoy!

 

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Homemade Hot Dog Buns

Homemade Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns

Yesterday I had a craving for grilled hot dogs.  It doesn’t happen often, but when a craving for a childhood treat comes on, sometimes it’s very difficult to shake.  So, yesterday afternoon I decided we would grill hot dogs for dinner.  The problem was that I didn’t want to eat store-bought buns.  I don’t eat bread as often as I used to and if I was going to splurge and eat a hot dog bun (or two), I wanted them to be good ones.  The obvious choice was to make some from scratch, but I only had a few hours and most of the bread I make at home takes much longer than that.  I needed to find a recipe that was both delicious and quick, so I turned to my trustworthy baking friends on Twitter and asked for recommendations. Continue reading →

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How to Make Sourdough Bread

Fresno Sourdough

It took a week to get to this point, but today I have two loaves of delicious fresh sourdough from my new starter.  If you’re just tuning in and want to learn how I created my sourdough starter, begin here.

Even though I’ve been making sourdough bread from scratch for over 5 years, it still amazes me that something so delicious can come from only 3 ingredients:  flour, water, and salt.  I didn’t use any special equipment to make this bread – it was mixed and kneaded by hand and baked in a home oven on a regular sheet pan.  Anyone can do this. Continue reading →

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How to Make a Sourdough Starter: Day Seven

Sourdough Starter Day 7 Morning

I can’t believe it’s been a full week since I started this sourdough experiment.  I can now say that I have a brand new fully active sourdough starter – the first I’ve created in Fresno.  I’m excited to bake with it and see how the flavor compares to my other two starters that have been traveling around with me for a while. Continue reading →

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