Category Archives: Breads

Before sliced bread, there was flour.

Before sliced bread, the Cubs won the World Series. I keep hearing this as a reference to how long it’s been. Well, things change. The Cubs are on top again, and I’m learning about flour. Continue reading

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Roasted Chicken Bouchées (aka: succulent roasted chicken in a flakey pastry cup!)

I’ve been a little distracted… I’ve been remiss in my food blogging, although I’ve been cooking up a storm! I appreciate everyone who continues to follow my blog, despite the hiatus, and I promise to be more prolific moving forward. The good news … Continue reading

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Perfect Buttermilk Biscuits

Flakey buttermilk biscuits are a Southern favorite. If you’ve been following my blogs, you know I didn’t inherit strong cooking genes. My sweet Southern grandmother, bless her heart, made biscuits (naturally!) but they were “Cat Head biscuits” – meaning if you threw them at … Continue reading

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Anytime is the right time for Brioche!

Classic french brioche. Slightly sweet with a soft biscuit-like center and a crispy crust, it’s unlike any other dough. Of course, it’s also packed with butter and takes serious time to make. But that’s true of anything worth enjoying, isn’t it?  Love doesn’t … Continue reading

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Salmon en Croute with Parsnip and Apple Risotto

This particular Salmon en Croute is my own creation, and a variation on Michel Roux’s Salmon Coulibiac. Instead of using mushrooms and white rice, I’ve made risotto with roasted parsnips and apples. First, the brioche dough. 70 ml tepid milk 15 … Continue reading

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Pains au Chocolat

Croissant dough takes, as my son would say, “a minute”. For those of us older than 40, “a minute” means serious time.  It’s not your everyday dough. Christmas breakfast calls for something special, though, so 3AM did not seem an … Continue reading

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Beef Wellington with Béarnaise Sauce

I’ve always loved the idea of Beef Wellington – lovely, tender beef wrapped in pastry. Seems ideal, doesn’t it? One problem: I don’t like mushrooms (one of the key ingredients). I’ve never liked them. They taste like dirt and they’re … Continue reading

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Spicy Filled Naan Bread

“Naan” is a term used for various flat breads common in Western, Central and Southern Asia.  This particular recipe includes a mildly sweet and spicy filling that turns a simple flat bread into a sweet treat. I made half a … Continue reading

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