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Garibaldi Biscuits

I would say that these take me back to my childhood in England, but I didn’t grow up in England. So perhaps they take me back to Sam‘s childhood in England. After all, I found the recipe for these delightfully simple shortbreadish cookies on her post here. The recipe is somewhat problematic because it gives measurements in both grams and ounces, but the measurements are ... Read More »

Homemade Butter

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What could be more enjoyable than creamy butter spread onto a nice piece of good bread? Homemade butter made from the best cream you can possibly find spread onto a nice piece of good bread. This morning was devoted to butter making. And by “devoted to” I mean to say that I poured some heavy cream into my stand mixer, put on the whisk attachment ... Read More »

Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic tastes really great. Garlicky, but without the sharpness of raw garlic. As an added bonus, the flavor doesn’t linger in the back of your mouth for hours after you eat it! Just rub a head of garlic with a little oil or butter, wrap it in foil and bake at 375F for 45 minutes. The cloves will be very soft and you can ... Read More »

Choux Pastry for Cream Puffs

Today was not the most exciting day in class due to the fact that I spent much of my time sitting around waiting. We made souffles and choux pastry. I’ve done souffles before, both at a chooking class and at home, so they were nothing new to me. We made cheese souffles with gruyere, which were not very interesting. I also found them to be ... Read More »

Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

I have been wanting to make macaroons for a really long time, so I bought some shredded coconut and put it in the fridge, where it has patiently been waiting. And, as you may have guessed from the photo above, it never made it to macaroons. These are Coconut Oatmeal Cookies based on a recipe from Maida Heatter’s New Book of Great Desserts. I bought ... Read More »

Potato Bread

Contrary to what the title of this post may have led you to believe, this post is about bread. Specifically, a bread I baked for making toast. And sandwiches, but that is not the point. When I was a kid, my father made me a sandwich every day to take to school in my lunch bag. He bought a loaf of bread over the weekend ... Read More »

Alice Medrich’s Cocoa Syrup

What combination could be more classic than vanilla ice cream  with chocolate sauce? Ok, I’m sure there are some, but this is one of the better ones. Having recently acquired some Valrhona cocoa powder, I knew that it would be put to good use when I saw Alice Medrich’s recipe for Cocoa Syrup in her book, Bittersweet. My immediate thoughts upon seeing recipe were of ... Read More »

We all scream for… Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Vanilla bean ice cream is a simple, classic flavor that you can never go wrong with. This basic recipe is not difficult to make and has a ton of vanilla flavor – thanks to two whole vanilla beans that go into the recipe! You may never go back to store bought ice cream again. Vanilla Bean Ice Cream 2 vanilla beans, split 3 cups heavy ... Read More »

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