Posts Tagged ‘food’

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Bonus baking blog – Afghan Biscuits

June 26, 2020

We are on vacation so posting has been light, but I did want to share this recipe.  I read about Afghan Biscuits  – on Gastro Obscura – and I looked up the recipe.  These biscuits (cookies) are apparently a New Zealand specialty.  I had never heard of them.  Now that I have made them (twice) they have become one of our favorites, too.

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Baking blogging

April 23, 2020

Everybody knows that homemade pita bread is far better than what you can get commercially – at least around here.  This week I attempted to make my own pitas.  The recipe and instructions were easy.  The dough was beautiful and easy to work with. The pitas only take 3 minutes per side to bake. What I neglected to calculate was that I was making 8 pitas and each of them has 2 sides – so, you get the idea. By the way, they were wonderful and I will make them again.

Waiting to be rolled out

I used Chef John’s recipe.

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What’s my new recipe?

February 17, 2020

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Eating more fiber?

December 5, 2019
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Hooray!

November 26, 2019

Cuties are back in the market!

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What did I see this weekend?

October 28, 2019

We went to the apple orchard, but there was so much more . . .

So many Apple Fritters

Pies, dumplings . . .

and donuts, and, and, and . . .

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Why am I looking forward to Saturday?

September 12, 2019

The second Saturday of September is Pie Day in Pie Town, New Mexico.  This small community (population 186) has earned a reputation for offering excellent pies for sale.  It started as a crossroads community – a stop for people traveling west – and is now popular with tourists. This Saturday is Pie Day.  I would like to stop by the Pie-O-Neer cafe where they serve pie, “that’s it.” It sounds like my kind of place.  Here is a story about the town at Cowboys & Indians magazine.

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What am I bakery blogging?

June 17, 2019

I have a new favorite bakery – it is at my house.  This is a puff-pastry, mixed berry galette I made yesterday.  I defrosted too much puff pastry so I had to make cherry turnovers, too.

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What am I celebrating today?

March 28, 2019

Today is Something on a Stick Day

When I was a Girl Scout, we cooked out a lot.  We made campfires and sit-upons.  Occasionally, we had a treat that involved wrapping biscuit dough around a (cleaned) stick and baking it over the campfire.  When the biscuit was done, it was peeled off the stick and then stuffed with jam.  I remember that they were incredibly delicious.  I have not had one since I was eleven.  Imagine my surprise to find a recipe for biscuits on a stick in a book of recipes of Norwegian baked goods when I was last at the public library.

Here’s the recipe (but I think we used Bisquick):

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What am I baking on Pi Day?

March 14, 2019

Seattle-based pie baker Lauren Ko has a multitude of non-edible inspirations that influence her creative pastry designs, including textile patterns, architecture, and string art. These elements are woven into her colorful, and often geometric, fruit pies and tarts topped with thin, undulating strips of apples, precisely placed pomegranate seeds, and triangles of radiating strawberries. Often Ko will color a portion of her dough with natural food dyes like beet butter to add even more color to the finished dessert. You can learn step-by-step instructions for how Ko creates her enticing sweets in this video made by Tasty, and follow the evolution of her pies on Instagram.

from Colossal

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