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Category Archive for 'baked goods'

If you’ve been following my tweets (and you should, if you want more updates than this blog is currently providing), you know I’ve been on a several-month quest for the perfect granola and granola bar recipe. It’s been a frustrating quest. For granola, I like it not too sweet, clumpy, and with lots of nuts [...]

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Bread In a Bucket

We interrupt the monthly ice cream series to introduce a new obsession: bread. We bought the book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois, which explains how to make high-moisture dough in large volumes so that you can make bread at a moment’s notice. No kneading is necessary; simply [...]

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National Bundt Day

Today is National Bundt Day! This post is inspired by Mary, the Food Librarian, who loves Bundt cakes. I was in the mood to make something with pumpkin, since it’s the season. I decided on the Pumpkin Spice cake. Easy to put together– moist, pumpkiny and spicy, and not too sweet. It got the Lipby [...]

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Biscuits!

If you’re ever wondered what a 500-degree oven is for, it’s for cooking these little beauts: I haven’t made ‘em since…  oh gosh, probably since my previous life as a Victorian housewife.  But I made ‘em this morning.  The recipe I use (this time around anyway) derives from “Harriet’s Southern Biscuits” out of Jeff Smith’s [...]

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Snickerdoodles

Being the cookie junkie that I am, I can’t believe that this is the first post about cookies that I’ve written for this blog. Well, better late than never. I am asked to make this cookie every year around the holidays. This is Lipby’s favorite. I love anything with cinnamon in it, so it’s one [...]

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English Muffins

[updated 8/8/2010: edited, and now with photos!] It took me a while to actually follow through on the comment from this post, but I finally made my own English muffins. The dough for English muffins is softer and stickier than your usual bread dough. During the second rise, you form the muffins and let it [...]

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Orange-Almond Polenta Cake

This is a delightfully light and fluffy cake with the pleasant taste of oranges and a hint of almonds. It’s also super-easy to make. I am slightly disappointed that it doesn’t have the consistency of baked polenta– it has more of a cornbread consistency, but lighter. I’m sure I could tweak the recipe to make [...]

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This recipe was passed along to me by my sweetie Dragonia.  It’s definitely not the sort of thing Jack and I usually eat around the House of Cards, but I was intrigued by the use of nutmeg in conjunction with bruschetta-like ingredients, and it made for a nice change-up.  Depending on your own culinary history, [...]

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Pepperoni Bread

I had the urge to bake cookies for the holiday party at work, but was afraid other staff members would feel the same way and then there would be a glut of cookies. Not that I think that’s a bad thing, mind you, but in the interest of providing a more balanced set of foods [...]

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Kumquat Nut Bread

Lipby and I went to Florida this past winter to visit his parents. We arrived, coincidentally enough, during the Kumquat Festival, and we just had to go. We all took a shuttle bus into Dade City, and were treated to kumquats, whole and in various preparations. Lipz and I bought a huge box of meiwa [...]

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