Here's an easy recipe for a creamy pumpkin cheesecake with a bit of brûlée crunch.Read More
I wasn't In Search of Lost Time, but I was looking for something new. I was in my kitchen - enjoying my afternoon antioxidants - when I recalled Grandma's Madeleine pans. But where were they? I knew I saw them somewhere?
Voila! In the deepest depths of my baking cabinet, below the flour sifter, under the full sheet, half sheet, pound, angel food, and cupcake pans, and even beneath a dozen glass pie plates, lay my Grandmother's unused Madeleine pans. Determined to bake a memory, I emptied my cabinet.Read More
Julia Child once asked, "How can a nation be called great if its bread tastes like Kleenex?" At a minimum, I can assume she wasn't referencing Italy, France, Russia, and presumably, middle-eastern countries where the bread is fragrant, and pliable, and as porous as it is textured. Well, no matter who she was talking about, the most important message the statement carries is that bread is supremely important. It counts; bread matters - big time.
And bread especially counts on Sunday, when a crusty loaf is required at my table. But there was a glitch this past Sunday: I forgot to mix my favorite Sullivan St. Bakery recipe on Saturday night. Compounding the problem, I had already poured myself a glass of wine, and I wasn't about to run to the store. I googled quick bread recipes and came across a ciabatta recipe that only required about 3 -4 hours.Read More