Category Archives for Baking

Cinnamon Rolls — Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day Style

I had no expectations for these cinnamon rolls. I’m still in disbelief in fact about how incredibly delicious they tasted. I mean, I knew the brown sugar and butter and pecans slathered in the pan and rolled into the dough … Continue reading

01. September 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Breakfast | 31 comments

Quintessential Coffee Cake

Psssssssst. Do you have a sec? I hate to disturb you while you’re working but I’m having people over for breakfast this morning, and I’m serving them this. It’s delicious. It’s just a classic coffee cake, but boy is it … Continue reading

18. August 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Olallie Cafe recipes | 41 comments

Pizza Margherita, Homemade Tomato Sauce, Homemade Ricotta

Oh my gosh, I have so much deliciousness to report to you all, I don’t know where to begin. I suppose it all started last week after Food 52 reminded me of Marcella Hazan’s widely adored tomato sauce recipe and … Continue reading

11. August 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Appetizers, Baking, Bread, Cheese, Entrees, Pizza, Sauces, dressings, jams & spreads, Vegetarian | 43 comments

Crème Fraîche Ice Cream in Almond Butterscotch Cookie Cups

This isn’t really my thing anymore. As delicious as they are, I certainly don’t need to eat my nightly scoop of ice cream out of delicate cookie baskets. I’m quite happy scraping right from the carton actually. So why have … Continue reading

29. July 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, CSA, Desserts | Tags: , , | 6 comments

Apricot & Almond Tart

I have no restraint. As I scraped every last morsel of frangipane from my mixer into the tart shell, I knew it was too much. There was barely room for the apricots. I should scoop some of this filling out, … Continue reading

14. July 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts | 6 comments

Buttermilk-Blueberry Breakfast Cake

I swear buttermilk is magic. I’ve dwelled on this before. Buttermilk seems to turn everything to gold. Super-moist, super-delicious gold. Anyway, I needed a simple, summery, breakfasty, cake-like-but-not-dessert-like recipe to make this morning. One of Ben’s friends had crashed here … Continue reading

29. June 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Olallie Cafe recipes | 1,505 comments

Buttermilk Scones — Tartine Has Done It Again

I love a good scone. More than a muffin these days. Even a really good muffin, like this one, which I made last weekend. Such a good recipe. If you haven’t tried that one yet, add it to your to-make … Continue reading

31. March 2011 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Olallie Cafe recipes | Tags: , , , | 34 comments

Oatmeal Muffins

My baby bro is really funny. Last month when he came to visit, I fixed him some breakfast, a bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon and sliced banana, my favorite way to start the morning. I took a risk making him … Continue reading

16. December 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Olallie Cafe recipes | Tags: , , , | 17 comments

Rosemary Shortbread + Cute Parchment Paper Packages

Careful. These are addictive. They’ve got that sweet-salty dynamic, but also a hint of rosemary, a savory touch that might lead you to eat ten of them, as you would a cracker. Try not to do that. Man these are … Continue reading

29. September 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Cookies, Desserts, Olallie Cafe recipes | Tags: , , , , | 24 comments

Nectarine Pizza with Fresh Basil and Reduced Balsamic

I ate this whole pizza tonight. All of it. By myself. Not one slice remains for me for my breakfast tomorrow. I tried to refrain. No dice. So, if you’re still in summer-bathing-suit mode, avert your eyes. This combination is … Continue reading

18. August 2010 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Eating Locally, Entrees, Olallie Cafe recipes, Pizza, Vegetarian | Tags: , , , , , | 52 comments

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