Category Archives: Savory Stuff

Blogging-inspired Mother’s Day dinner

Everyone knows that you are, if possible, obliged to provide some sort of meal for you mom on mother’s day. Flowers are an acceptable substitute, but taking her out to brunch or cooking her dinner is ideal. This, apparently, is supposed to compensate/show appreciation for all those years that she slaved over a hot stove cooking meals that you may or may not have appreciated ... Read More »

Perfect Ciabatta

This loaf is one of the finest I’ve produced in recent memory. The interior was moist and chewy and the exterior was wonderfully crisp. It tasted so perfect. I think the reason that the texture turned out so well is probably the fact that it received only the barest minimum of kneading during its rises, hence there was very little risk that I would over- ... Read More »

More on soft pretzels

A while ago I posted about making soft pretzels and posted the recipe. I didn’t take any photos that time, so when I made a batch up today I snapped a few shots. They are super easy and very tasty. I ate a few and froze the rest. Reheated pretzels aren’t as good as fresh ones if you use the microwave, but as far as ... Read More »

Clotilde’s Broccoli Cornmeal Upside Down Cake

Tonight I baked this fabulous Broccoli and Cornmeal Upside Down cake from Clotilde to serve with some leftover bbq ribs. It was really delicious, with a very satisfying crisp crunch to the cornbread. I would make it again in a heartbeat – tasty, easy and oh-so-photogenic. Read More »

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