Category Archives for Baking

Butterscotch Budino Ice Cream

This is what happened. My husband, who dislikes butterscotch, went out of town. I took the opportunity to make butterscotch budino, a dessert I discovered at Pizzeria Mozza several years ago, one that (along with the pizza) inspired many a … Continue reading

07. June 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts | 24 comments

Tipo 00 Flour — Worth Paying For Shipping

A series of fortuitous events in the past few months have led to a number of wonderful discoveries: an ingredient — Tipo 00 flour; a technique — minimal handling of dough; and a reward — the best pizza I have … Continue reading

31. May 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Pizza, Vegetarian | 115 comments

Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute IPA, Light Brioche Burger Buns, and Preparing for Memorial Day

A couple of friends of ours take beer drinking very seriously. Never is their freezer not stocked with frosted pint glasses, nor their fridge with craft beers. If you drink beer at their house, they insist it be in a … Continue reading

22. May 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Drinks | 25 comments

Dead Easy Steak Marinade

It’s always nice when dead easy produces damn delicious. This little marinade — equal parts Worcestershire sauce and olive oil combined with a healthy sprinkling of lemon pepper — is a good one to have on hand this time of … Continue reading

16. May 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Entrees, Grass-fed Meat, Meat | 24 comments

Lemon-Thyme Shortbread, C4C Gluten-Free Flour, Kerrygold Butter

Have you ever spotted Kerrygold butter at your super market? Inexplicably in the cheese section? And wondered if it were any good? Well, it is. My mother brought me some this weekend. She spoils me, still, at age 30. Along … Continue reading

03. May 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Gluten-free, Olallie Cafe recipes | 21 comments

Rhubarb Buckle, Revisited

Ok, I think I’ve got this. An old recipe for blueberry buckle printed in the “Letters” section of the July 2004 issue of Gourmet magazine led me to just the crust I had longed for after making my first buckle … Continue reading

27. April 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts | 30 comments

Rhubarb Buckle

In the wonderful world of bottom-crusted crumb-topped baked-fruit desserts, buckles are new to me. And I’m a fan. I love how the crispy top melts into the stewed fruit, which all sinks into the base. And I like that I … Continue reading

20. April 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts | 19 comments

Tartine-Style Asparagus & Spring Onion Croque Monsieur

Yesterday morning, a little self-intervention led to a most-delicious discovery. This is what happened. After finding myself once again scouring the internet for Tartine’s croque monsieur recipe, clicking on fruitless links I had clicked on before, and seeing myself heading … Continue reading

13. April 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Cheese, CSA, Eating Locally, Lunch, Vegetarian | 39 comments

Tiropitas

The trouble with working with fillo dough, for me at least, is that right when I’ve found my rhythm — right when the brushing-spooning-folding-sealing process becomes one fluid motion — the filling runs out. And because making dozens of tiropitas, … Continue reading

06. April 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Hors d'oeuvres | 13 comments

Mrs. Myers’ Banana Bread

It likely comes as no surprise that many fond memories of childhood sports center around food. From the orange slices at half time, to the post game treats, to the end-of-season celebrations, food visions rival the victories, the losses, the … Continue reading

08. March 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Breakfast, Olallie Cafe recipes | 76 comments

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