Category Archives for Baking

Kouign-Amann

Bon Appetit began running a column this month called The Project, in which they detail how to make involved dishes, ones that require ambition, energy, thought, dishes such as cassoulet or ramen or their debut project: kouign-amann, a buttery pastry … Continue reading

17. April 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Easter, Holidays | 28 comments

Lemon-Ricotta Cheesecake

Before making my mother’s lemon-ricotta cheesecake earlier this month, I hadn’t made a cheesecake in years. And I’m not sure why — it is the easiest dessert to make; it can be made a day in advance; it feeds many … Continue reading

15. April 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cakes, Cheese, Desserts, Easter, Holidays | 32 comments

Baked Ricotta & Wisconsin Cheese Giveaway

Can we talk about the Madness? Uconn upsetting Michigan State? Kentucky’s last-second 3-pointer for the win? The Wisconsin-Arizona overtime nail biter? I sound like I know what I’m talking about, right? I don’t. But thanks to theSkimm, I am up-to-date … Continue reading

01. April 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Cheese, Hors d'oeuvres | 149 comments

Vermont | Homemade Cultured Butter

I just spent a week eating cheese, making butter, growing sprouts, baking bread, snuggling with Golden Retrievers, visiting farms, driving through covered bridges, admiring snow-capped mountains and frozen lakes, and sampling microbrews while eating wood-fired pizzas. Could I have been … Continue reading

27. March 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Condiments, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads | 30 comments

Gluten-Free Peasant Bread

For the past year, the most frequent question asked on this blog is this: Can the peasant bread be made gluten-free? Everyone knows someone — a friend, an uncle, a cousin — recently diagnosed with Celiac disease who has had … Continue reading

21. March 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Gluten-free | 18 comments

What To Do with Those Preserved Lemons? Pizza, Orzo

A little over a year ago, I made Kesté’s lemon pizza, whose beguiling combination of smoked mozzarella, sliced lemon and fresh basil defied all conventions and challenged my ideal of pizza. When I first began experimenting with preserved lemons, this … Continue reading

27. February 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Pasta, Pizza, Side dishes, Vegetarian | 35 comments

Mollie Katzen’s Chocolate Eclipse

So you probably have your Super Bowl menu all lined up. Chips and dips, sliders and smokies — your bases are covered. But have you thought about dessert? No? Phew. Because I’ve got just the thing: Mollie Katzen’s Chocolate Eclipse, … Continue reading

31. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cakes, Desserts, Holidays, Vegetarian | 40 comments

Sheet Pan Mac n’ Cheese

Before Thanksgiving this past year, I experimented with baking stuffing on a jelly roll pan. Many of you, I imagine, understand the thought process: Why limit the best part of the stuffing to a single layer? Why not make the … Continue reading

28. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Entrees, Vegetarian | 41 comments

Croque Monsieur with Poached Eggs

Soooo, I know it’s January 7th, and I should be eating kale and tofu and sipping on homemade kombucha, and I probably should not be interrupting your New Years’-resolution-dining regimen with visions of béchamel-slicked toast layered with black forest ham, … Continue reading

07. January 2014 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Entrees, Lunch, Meat | 44 comments

Cinnamon Rolls with Pearl Sugar

There was no need to fiddle with a recipe that needed no fiddling. I have made Molly Wizenberg’s irresistibly soft and sticky cinnamon rolls countless times always to rave reviews. But when I received a note from a friend over … Continue reading

13. December 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Holidays | 34 comments

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