Category Archives for Olallie Cafe recipes

Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake • Mother’s Day • Handmade Accordion Book

On one Mother’s Day many years ago, my sister and I ordered our mother a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Although unoriginal and basically thoughtless, the idea might have been somewhat good had we not used mom’s credit card to pay … Continue reading

07. May 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, craft, Desserts, Holidays, Mother's Day, Olallie Cafe recipes, Vegetarian | 62 comments

Prosciutto & Gruyère Croissants

Last summer, my sister and I escaped to NYC for 36 hours. We packed in a show, some good shopping, and a lot of good eating including breakfast at Eataly and dinner at Momofuku. I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this … Continue reading

26. March 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Cheese, Lunch, Must Have Recipes, Olallie Cafe recipes | 68 comments

Torta Caprese — Flourless Chocolate Almond Torte

On Christmas Eve my mother served this torta caprese — a flourless, chocolate-almond torte originating from the Isle of Capri — for dessert. If this is any indication of how it was received, not a single person sitting at the … Continue reading

05. February 2013 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Gluten-free, Must Have Recipes, Olallie Cafe recipes | 35 comments

Chez Panisse Almond Torte

Some of you know my sister Lindsey. Some of you have only read about her here and thus only know about her penchant for crust-based dishes — pies and quiches in particular — and her love for Peeps and leftovers. … Continue reading

14. December 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Fall, Must Have Recipes, Olallie Cafe recipes | 40 comments

My Mother’s Peasant Bread: The Best Easiest Bread You Will Ever Make

When I tell you that, if forced, I had to pick one and only one recipe to share with you that this — my mother’s peasant bread — would be it, I am serious. I would almost in fact be … Continue reading

07. November 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Olallie Cafe recipes | 1,737 comments

Double Chocolate Cake, Fair Trade Cocoas, & A Giveaway from Lake Champlain Chocolates

Nearly a decade ago, a pan of brownies emerged from my oven that changed everything. Before discovering this recipe, I couldn’t stash enough brownie recipes away, particularly those sounding most outrageous, the ones loaded with chocolate, the more varieties the … Continue reading

30. October 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Desserts, Fair Trade, Gifts, Must Have Recipes, Olallie Cafe recipes | 153 comments

No-Knead Oatmeal Toasting Bread

Before heading to the beach last week for a little vacation with the family, I spent some time in the kitchen preparing a few items to pack along: granola, granola bars (which, unfortunately, were inedible) and this no-knead oatmeal toasting … Continue reading

07. July 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Bread, Olallie Cafe recipes | 92 comments

The Bran Muffin To End All Bran Muffins

Many of you already know of this bran muffin, a Nancy Silverton creation served at the widely adored La Brea Bakery. Made with toasted wheat bran, freshly grated orange zest, and simmered and puréed raisins, it is one of the … Continue reading

20. June 2012 by Alexandra Stafford
Categories: Baking, Breakfast, Olallie Cafe recipes, Vegetarian | 32 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

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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