Rosemary Asiago Bagels

My latest foray into bagel baking involves a wonderful hunk of asiago cheese that’s been aged in rosemary – a stellar combination that can only be made better by wrapping it into a chewy circle of dough.  If you don’t have a local source of rosemary infused asiago cheese, as it’s not the most common of…

Rosemary Sourdough

These rosemary sourdough boules are my first baking project made with my new batch of sourdough starter – not to shabby.  I made my bread dough at the beginning of last week, but I did not get around to actually baking it until the end of the week.  The timing gap was not intentional.  I…

Spelt Sourdough Flatbreads with Honey Whipped Feta

We have a local restaurant that serves up a delightful honey whipped feta dish.  It’s smooth, creamy, and rich.  Tangy, sweet, and salty.  Completely inspiring.  My only problem with it is that it’s about a whomping ten bucks for about a tablespoonful of the stuff with an additional three bucks for a single piece of…

Rosemary Boule

This week’s bread recipe is a rosemary boule.  A boule, in the simplest of terms, is a rounded loaf of bread, and the fragrant rosemary melds beautifully with a basic white bread recipe.  I left the bread to proof overnight in the hopes of deepening the yeast and rosemary flavors.  Something to keep in mind…

Caramelized Onion and Brie Tarts

Onions caramelized until golden brown, studded with chopped rosemary, and layered with slabs of creamy brie, in a crunchy, warm, freshly baked tart shell. This recipe makes about 4 (4″) tarts or 1 large tart. Ingredients: 1 batch of homemade Pie Dough (this is a very versatile savory dough, that holds together well, and I…

Savory Plum Tarts

I have been eyeballing this recipe all summer just waiting for the black plums to be in season so that I could finally try it out.  The wait, by the way, was worth it.  Tart, sweet, savory, and spicy, these tarts check all of the boxes, in one word – mouthwatering.  The few changes I…

Rosemary Parmesan Gougères

I am still on the rosemary parmesan kick, and decided to try it out on gougères.  Gougères are essentially a savory rendition of the French creampuff or pâte à choux.   Most people hear pâte à choux or French pastry, and immediately equate it to a difficultly impossible situation that should not be attempted at any cost.  Do not let yourself…

Rosemary Parmesan Orecchiette

A couple of years ago my Aunt Kathy made a similar dish to this one – which I just loved.  Rosemary, pasta, and cheese: definitely, some of my favorites.  She said that she found the recipe in Martha Stewart Living, but a few weeks later, when I looked for it online, I could not find…