Spiced Apple Walnut French Toast

  Back home, the brisk chilliness of the house in the fall is that familiar feeling that welcomes me first thing on a weekend morning. It features all of the possibilities of a comforting and soul-warming breakfast, one that is at its most divinely delicious. Comforting sweet eats are the gifts that we wait patiently for…

Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls

It’s supposed to be Autumn now.  You know how I always talk about how excited I was for the chilly weather, the changing leaves, and wearing sweatshirts? Well, the weather is not cooperating. And as all my October feels start rushing over, with hopes of a breeze of chilly weather, I figured I’d bring autumn…

Le Cordon Bleu: 4-Day Traditional Bread Making Workshop

As I watched Chef Olivier’s calm, competent hands transform 4 simple ingredients into an array of different breads, treating each one with so much love, like every piece of dough was his little “bébé”, I couldn’t help but stand with a smile on my face at the thought of being in the presence of such great talent and passion.

Day 10 of 12 Days of Baking: Christmas Classic Mincemeat Wreath

Let’s start off with a brief history lesson. I have always been fascinated by the fast that this fruity, Christmas dessert staple had the word “meat” in it. Reading on about it, its history is something somehow joyful to read. Long before Nigella introduced salted caramel to the nation, the English had a fascination for…

Day 5 of 12 Days of Baking: Almond Ginger Biscotti

Christmas is almost around the corner, and I am sure this weekend you will be busy with last minute baking, and shopping. It’s going to be madness out there if you are out shopping, but in the kitchen, you can control the madness if you choose a few great recipes to make, for example, this…

Sour Cream Raisin Buns

Fall pulls me toward comfort food. I want the classics, but nothing compares to the comfort of warm bread to. Soft, chewy, warm bread. These buns have a subtle sour flavor profile. A very slight crust develops on the outside but the middle stays perfectly soft and pillow-y.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Brioche Loaf

It’s not officially Fall until you’ve made some sort of pumpkin dessert.  It is almost a rule that if you have a baking blog, and it is Fall, you pretty much need to have at least one recipe with pumpkin in it. Comfort food means different things to different people. For some, it’s a big dish…

Mini Brioche Wreaths & Two Fillings

Every once in a while, you need to take a moment to pause. To sit and reflect on what you want to accomplish, where your heart is, and what matters most to you. A few weeks ago, I found myself skipping work (yet again). Sitting in bed, with a copy of a Le Cordon Bleu booklet and…

Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites

I had my first pretzel when I was nine years old during the summer we visited my Aunt in Germany. It was a little kiosk in the middle of a park that smelled of bread and butter. The pretzels where warm, soft and chewy, with the bits of salt crushing between your teeth, and the…

10-Minute Glazed Doughnut Holes

We’ve reached that time of the year when the conversations anywhere you go revolve around one thing, and one thing only: I need to get bikini body ready! Well news flash, if you’re still not there yet, it’s too late, and it’s not happening, so let it go. Now that that’s out of the way,…