Spanish Tapas: Chocolate Toasts with Apricot Jam | #SundaySupper

Cinnamon Raisin toasts, smeared with apricot jam, and topped with melty chocolate for a quick dessert.

Spanish tapas ready in under 15 minutes - Cinnamon Raisin toasts, smeared with apricot jam, and topped with melty chocolate for a quick dessert! I can be lazy. Maybe you know what I mean. The 'I-need-a-dessert-in-less-than-15-minutes' kind of lazy. Are you with me? Some folks might just label that as desperate, but I'm sticking with lazy. Somehow that's better (in my mind) than broadcasting my chocolate habit on the internet, and plastering it all over social media. So when ...

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Einkorn Parmesan and Garlic Rolls | #BreadBakers

Soft savory dinner rolls filled with garlic, Parmesan cheese, and basil.

Soft savory garlic rolls made with Einkorn flour, and filled with garlic, Parmesan cheese, and basil. Ever since I posted my Cheddar Einkorn Crackers with Garlic with the #BreadBakers a few months ago, I've been baking with Einkorn flour. Our theme that month was ancient grains, and although I approached the topic with some trepidation, it ended up being an educational experience that changed the way I bake. If this wheat is new to you, Einkorn was the first wheat grown by the first farmers ...

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Cheesy Beer Bread with Quinoa, Millet and Jalapeño Peppers

Cheesy Beer Bread with Quinoa, Millet, and Jalapeño

Moist cheesy beer bread baked with cooked quinoa and millet for extra nutrition.                                                                 This week’s theme for Food Network’s FN Dish blog is cheese. I would be helpless in the kitchen without cheese, so it was challenging to decide what to make. Cheese has brokered many vegetarian – carnivore tussles in our kitchen. When I want to make farro more appealing to the Carnivorous Maximus’ palate, I add cheese. Likewise, Parmesan cheese has ...

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Fig and Anise Bread (Overnight Method)

Fig and Anise Bread

FIG AND ANISE BREAD Baking yeasted bread is easy, but it can be one of the most intimidating things to tackle if you've never done it. My first time, I almost convinced myself I couldn't do it at all. I was in culinary school, in my early 50's, struggling to keep up with all the much younger students in my class. I shoved baggy sleeves of an ill-fitting chef's jacket up past my elbows, only to have them immediately slump back down over my knuckles, as I re-read for what felt like the 11th ...

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Whole Wheat Roasted Garlic Naan

flatbreads, whole wheat roasted garlic naan

High Altitude Baking: Tender flatbreads perfect for pizzas, sandwiches, dipping or sopping savory sauces. Naan is a member of an extended family of flat breads, but while it looks on the surface to be similar to its cousin, the pita, it's thicker, and much more tender thanks to the addition of yogurt in the dough. Naan is a traditional Indian bread perfect for sopping up curry sauces, but is also ideal for everything from ...

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Mamma’s Orange Rolls: #SundaySupper

Orange Refrigerator Rolls slider

My great-grandmother's recipe for melt-in-your mouth orange sweet rolls with hints of cinnamon and cardamom. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza, this is the time of year we celebrate the circles of family, friendship, and community. We revisit childhood memories and Christmases passed, and create new ones to treasure. We exchange gifts with people close to us, to thank them for being in our lives and contributing to who we are, and who we are becoming. A few ...

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Boozy Pumpkin Bread

Boozy Pumpkin Bread Slider

Moist, old-fashioned pumpkin bread loaded with spices and topped with a sugar crust. Welcome to my new blog home!! I'm very excited about it, and hope you enjoy the new digs. I'm still re-orienting a bunch of the photos and getting all my recipes integrated into recipage, so please be patient with me while I get this done in the evenings (in between gift wrapping, holiday get-togethers, and ...

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Easy Whole Wheat Boule with Fennel Seed

Whole Wheat Boule with Fennel Seed

Easy whole wheat yeasted bread flavored with fennel seed. Yeasted breads and I were not instant friends. There was no spark. No pull of attraction.  No camaraderie. But in school, you don't get to choose:  "Susan, meet yeasted bread recipe. Find a workspace and go to work". As any of you know who went to culinary school, your day is a blur of speed, technique, shared equipment, and ...

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