Sweet Corn & Asiago Tarts

A black pepper spiked tart shell filled with a concoction of grilled sweet corn and slivers of sharp asiago. I served it alongside a grilled salsa verde. It’s been awhile since I’ve baked a veggie tart, in fact, it’s been awhile since I’ve baked anything. But with the latest break in the heat, I’ve jumped…

Peach Galette

All those wonderful summer fruits are coming into season, and I couldn’t resist the peaches last week. I’ve been craving summer fruit pies lately, but I’ve also hit a wall of lethargic laziness (I would blame it on the heat, but that’s really just an excuse). I didn’t feel like committing to baking an entire…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice-Cream Sandwiches

I’m keeping my obsession with chocolate-chip cookies running strong with this summer time treat. Chocolate chip cookie ice-cream sandwiches are the perfect end to a hot fun(sun)-filled summer day. One of the best parts about these ice-cream sandwiches is that you can make a large batch in advance and store them away in your freezer…

Kouign-amann

Kouign-amann, sometimes referred to as a Breton Cake in deference to it’s origins, Brittany, is one of the most delightful pastries I have ever come across – caramel crusted bread, laminated with pockets of buttery sweetness – who could resist? I think the best way to describe kouign-amann is as a cross between a croissant…

Sourdough Blueberry Muffins

I added some leftover sourdough starter to my standard blueberry muffin recipe and… voilà! Waste not. Want not. With flour being such a precious commodity these days, I’ve been looking for creative ways to use up the drabs of my sourdough starter that don’t make it into my bread. I think I’ve hit upon a…

Pita

I posted a pita recipe a few years ago, but in the intervening years my pita game has improved, and as pita has been one of the latest hard-to-find grocery items, I figured it would be a good time to revamp my pita making methodologies.  Pita are surprisingly easy to make once you get the…