Archive for April, 2016

Gluten Free Graham Crackers

Recipe from Easy Gluten-Free Baking by Elizabeth Barbone, who has the most amazing gluten free baking recipes I have come across.

Dry Ingredients

1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder…

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Honey Graham Crackers


Graham Crackers (from Nancy Silverton’s Pastries from the La Brea Bakery (Villard, 2000) reprinted from 101cookbooks.
Yield: 10 large crackers (or 24 smaller crackers if you follow my method for cutting the crackers described above)
2 1/2 cups plus 2…

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Frozen Bread Dough Focaccia

baked focaccia with fresh rosemary and coarse sea salt

Sometimes you want fresh bread, but don’t have time to make it from scratch.  So this the opportunity to use commercially made Ready-Dough packaged by Bridgeford, easily found in the supermarket freezer…

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The Microwave: S’Mores Hit The Big Time

The gooey childhood delights composed of melted marshmallows and chocolate bars sandwiched between two graham cracker squares are one of the newest members of the creative home kitchen.

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A Glass for the Pot: Cooking with Wine

Wine is the world’s most common beverage, along with beer, these days. It is remarkably compatible with food, not only as an accompaniment, but as as a highly versatile ingredient as well since it blends so nicely with a myriad of foods. It has become a staple and can be added at the beginning of the cooking process, or at the end.

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Fast and Easy Focaccia Flatbread

Recently I was invited to an open house and wanted to bring bread, but didn’t have time to make it from scratch. So this was my opportunity to use Bridgeford Ready-Dough, easily found in the freezer department of all supermarkets. I had used the frozen ready-made loaves when I first started baking when I was still afraid to make a dough from scratch, but not since and was curious to see if it was still a good alternative to homemade.

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