Pita Bread

PITA BREAD Recipe barely adapted from The World Encyclopedia of Bread and Bread Making. 225 grams unbleached bread flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt 140 milliliters warm water (about 120-130 degrees F) 7 grams / 1/4 ounce active dry yeast 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil In a small bowl, sift together the flour and salt.  In […]

Irish Soda Bread

(photo credit: Mum) (photo credit: Mum) IRISH SODA BREAD Recipe barely adapted from the fine folks over at America’s Test Kitchen. 435 grams / 3 cups unbleached all purpose flour 125 grams / 1 cup cake flour 35 grams / 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/ 2 teaspoons cream of tartar 1 1/2 […]

Vegan Cinnamon Swirl Pancakes

So I’ve got a couple of things I want to talk with you guys about today.  Daft Punk and these chummy pancakes. Let’s talk about Daft Punk first. So I’ve known about Daft Punk for quite a while (upon a smidge of researching, I found that they’ve been around since the 1990s), but for the […]

Cinnamon Rolls

Christmas came and I must say, it was pretty spectacular.  It was simple, but I like simple.  Just us and our lovely little animals enjoying each other’s company while enjoying Christmas specials (A Christmas Story!), munching on special treats (cinnamon rolls, anybody?), and staying up into the wee hours of the morning knitting Christmas gifts.  […]

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie has never been a really traditional thing in our house, and neither have pumpkins (aside from carving a couple around Halloween and then roasting the seeds).  So last year I decided to make a pumpkin pie, and it was really good.  So I then started experimenting and trying to make a “whipped pumpkin […]

Pie Crust Part I

We’re almost halfway through November and it is officially pie season. An oft feared and neglected element of pie is the crust, the shell that encapsulates a creamy custard, juicy fruits, or a dense yet fluffy puree.  Pie crust is to a pie what bread is to a sandwich, quite critical.  A proper pie crust elevates […]