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Strawberry Peach Bread and Strawberry Lavender Jam

Strawberry Peach Bread and Strawberry Lavender Jam
Comments : 3 Posted in : Breads and muffins, Breakfast/Brunch, gifts, Recipes on by : salernos
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I know it’s been a long time, I’ve moved to a new job in Dallas so I’ve been mostly without my kitchen (or any kitchen at all for a while) and suffering some serious withdrawal symptoms.  I really miss my big kitchen and all my cooking supplies that just don’t fit in my apartment here.  I’m going back and forth though, so
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The Daring Cooks' Challenge: Char Sui and Char Sui Bao (charred BBQ Pork plain and in buns)

The Daring Cooks' Challenge:  Char Sui and Char Sui Bao (charred BBQ Pork plain and in buns)
Comments : 9 Posted in : Breads and muffins, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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Our Daring Cooks’ December 2011 hostess is Sara from Belly Rumbles! Sara chose awesome Char Sui Bao as our challenge, where we made the buns, Char Sui, and filling from scratch – delicious! This challenge was a resounding success receiving the highest award from the taste testers at each step of the way.  First the
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The Daring Bakers' Challenge: Povitica (really great nut swirl sweet bread)

The Daring Bakers' Challenge:  Povitica (really great nut swirl sweet bread)
Comments : 8 Posted in : Breads and muffins, Dessert, gifts, Recipes on by : salernos
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This was another challenge I could totally appreciate – a great sweet bread with nuts, cinnamon and sugar swirled throughout!  As a special bonus, this one is pretty good for a workout – lots of kneading and rolling but totally worth it.    Thanks so much to Jenni of The Gingered Whisk where you can find her beautifully photographed
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Best Thin Pizza/Flatbread Dough

Comments : 13 Posted in : Breads and muffins, Food photography, Pasta/Pizza, Photography, Recipes on by : salernos
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No news here, I still love pizza and having recently spent some time with my brother and sister-in-law who have a real outside wood fired pizza oven I just had to do one more pizza post (not the last I’m sure).  Getting the oven ready is quite a process involving several hours of loving attention,
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Daring Bakers' Challenge: Nutella, chocolate, honey caramel, almond and blueberry croissant

Daring Bakers' Challenge: Nutella, chocolate, honey caramel, almond and blueberry croissant
Comments : 6 Posted in : Breads and muffins, Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert, Recipes on by : salernos
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This is a challenge I could really appreciate!  Freshly baked croissants, using Julia Child’s recipe.  What could be better?  Although I love them I’ve never attempted these before and I have to admit it takes a while, mostly just waiting for them to rise though so the actual work wasn’t bad.  Of course, I had
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Banana muffins: a classic must have recipe

Banana muffins: a classic must have recipe
Comments : 5 Posted in : Breads and muffins, Dessert, Quick and Simple, Recipes on by : salernos
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Sometimes you just have to go with the classics – a great banana muffin recipe perfect for those last few (too) ripe bananas.  This recipe is basic, moist and quick.  I made a double batch because I had lots of ready bananas – one batch was regular muffins with no topping and one was minis
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The Daring Baker's Challenge: Baklava with homemade dough

The Daring Baker's Challenge: Baklava with homemade dough
Comments : 2 Posted in : Breads and muffins, Dessert, gifts, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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This month’s Daring Baker’s Challenge was one I was looking forward to but unfortunately, due to an unexpected but exciting event (my sliders were chosen as one of the top 5 in the LA Times Battle of the Burgers so I was invited for photos and a visit to the test kitchen in Los Angeles)
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Daring Baker’s Challenge – Coffee Cake – Lime Cream with Coconut and Pizza

Comments : 3 Posted in : Breads and muffins, Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert, Food photography, Pasta/Pizza, Photography, Recipes on by : salernos
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The March 2011 Daring Baker’s Challenge was hosted by Ria of Ria’s Collection and Jamie of Life’s a Feast. Ria and Jamie challenged The Daring Bakers to bake a yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake.  Since the recipe conveniently makes enough for two coffee cakes, I made a sweet (lime cream and toasted coconut) and savory (pizza of
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Lemon Basil Olive Oil Muffins – taste great and relatively healthy

Comments : 2 Posted in : Breads and muffins, Breakfast/Brunch, Food photography, Photography, Recipes on by : salernos
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So far I’ve been dismal in my attempts to be more healthy but today I made progress and it wasn’t even painful.   Don’t worry, I’m not up to tofu yet and my “no carb left behind” lifestyle will surely take time to reform but I’m making baby steps.  These muffins are really good and
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