TWD: Baking With Julia: Croissants

From Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking With Julia, comes this recipe for that famous French pastry – croissants, even though France is not where croissants originated.  This week’s recipe is actually two recipes.  First, the making of croissant dough.  Second, turning that dough into croissants.  The contributing baker for this recipe is Esther McManus.  Here is … Read more

TWD: Finnish Pulla Braid & A Cookbook Giveaway!

It’s Tuesdays With Dorie and this week we baked Finnish Pulla from Dorie Greenspan’s cookbook, Baking With Julia.  From Wikipedia:  Pulla (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpulːɑ]) is a mildly-sweet Finnish sweet roll or dessert bread flavored with crushed cardamom seeds and occasionally raisins or sliced almonds.  Prior to last week if you asked me what I knew about … Read more

TWD: Cranberry Walnut Pumpkin Loaves

NOTE to self:  Read the entire recipe before making promises to family and friends there will be homemade bread for dinner. This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe is an absolutely perfect bread to make in the fall.  Pumpkin, not only flavors this yeast bread, but adds a beautiful orange-y fall color too! The raisins and … Read more

TWD: Baking With Julia, Popovers!

It’s Tuesdays With Dorie and today’s recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s book, Baking With Julia, is (drum roll, please) … POPOVERS!  I don’t know why but I cannot write or say POPOVERS! without putting an exclamation point at the end.  I think it is just how the word sounds.  I’ve never made a POPOVER! before.  I … Read more

1 Year Blogaversary Cookbook Giveaway!

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