Tag: baking

  • Everybody must get sconed

    My notoriously bad puns just keep popping up here. I can’t seem to help it.  Before Passover starts next week, I’ve been trying to get all the urges to cook with leavening out of my system. Maybe this played a part in the weeks of anise cookies, or the slew of bread baking, or the […]

  • The Great Italian Cookie Caper – Part I

    A few weeks ago I had outlined the reasoning behind the Italian Cookie Caper. This winter has been an anise-flavored frenzy of cookie baking. I have made around 8 or 9 different versions of anise cookies since sometime in mid-January. I’ve studiously examined different recipes from books and online sources. I’ve combined and mixed different […]

  • Biga, not just better

    So I’ve already given you a preview cartoon-teaser of the starter that I’ve been making. I thought a picture might be even more helpful. Isn’t the little starter just adorable? I can’t wait to see what type of bread he turns into! The starter is really quick and takes less than 5 minutes to make, […]