We had a lazy Sunday! We were meant to clean the construction dust from Hilde’s little brother, Ola’s, house. When we arrived, it wasn’t ready for our bucket and mops, so we happily retired to making bread, watching Midsomer Murders, taking naps, and drinking buckets of tea. I made two loaves of a very plain… Continue reading Spelt bread, Cinnamon wreath, and Apple braid: Speltbrød, Klippekrans, Epleflette
This is what I did last night. I picked up a whole lot of plums from Costco, and I’ve been trying to find ways to use them. This, again a Martha recipe, was what I chose. It is a simple partially baked tart shell filled with the plums, which are then partially baked within, and… Continue reading White Bread and Plum Custard Tart
I grew up eating something that we called focaccia. It wasn’t really the squeaky, olive oil filled, inch and a half high, slack dough that real focaccia is. What I had was little margarita pizzas. The are delicious! Even now the combination of fresh mozzarella, garlic, tomatoes, and basil reminds me of happy times when… Continue reading Pizza: A simple food
Ah, home food! Ain’t I a lucky duck?! I grew up with this for breakfast. Light crepes with not-too-sweet mixed berries (or rosewater infused fresh strawberries in the summer), soft peaks of whipping cream, and a drizzle of real maple syrup. It actually doesn’t take that long; you can do most of the prep the… Continue reading Everyday Crepes
Yet another wonder from my Baking with Julia book, this deceivingly complex tart has a brioche crust and creme fraiche filling. It is brought to life by dried fruit poached in a dry white wine vanilla carmel, and covered with a carmel white wine zabaione. It is a pretty special dessert. Adam loved the richness… Continue reading Brioche Tart
“I simply cannot decide what to make!” There are so many wonderful bread recipes out there, sometimes I get confused and cannot decide which to make. This time I needed something to go with a split pea soup made with ham hawks. The soup was full of flavor, but was in need of something to… Continue reading Potato Bread from Heaven!
I haven’t been so attentive to my sourdough lately, so I had a lot that hadn’t been fed recently. I love this recipe because it calls for two whole cups of unfed sourdough. It is great when you need to use a lot up. The recipe made enough pancakes for my boyfriend and I to… Continue reading Easy Sourdough Pancakes