Sourdough Sesame Bagels

I feel like January is becoming my bread month – just like February seems to be dedicated to chocolate. There is just something about being stuck at home, while Winter is raging outside, that calls to my inner baker. It’s also a slight brake from all of the sugar we’ve been pilling on during the…

Sourdough Rye

I’m getting back into my post Holiday baking with this lovely boule of sourdough rye bread. The addition of caraway seeds is optional, but I highly recommend the addition of orange zest. It adds a slight fruitiness to the bread that nicely compliments the bitterness of the rye and the tang of the sourdough. For…

Sourdough Pretzel Bites

I made a batch of these bites last week for some election night nibbles, and I realized I haven’t yet shared this recipe with you. I cranked out hundreds of these last year, during the 2019 wedding season, as late night snacks. At this point, I can almost bake them in my sleep! This is…

Fresh Dill Crispbread

More DILL! Last week it was dill pickles and dilly beans, this week I sandwiched fresh dill into my fennel crispbreads. I used my pasta machine to get these nice and thin, and I folded in the dill using the same method one would use for creating handkerchief pasta. I used my wild yeast starter…

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…

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…