Nikuman—Japanese Steamed Pork Buns

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Nikuman Makes 8 buns For the dough: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup warm milk For the filling: 4 ounces ground pork 1/3 onion, finely chopped 1.5 ounces boiled bamboo shoots, finely chopped 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce 2 teaspoons […]

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Nutella Fruit Tartine

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Nutella Fruit Tartine Makes 1 serving 1 slice of bread 1 tablespoon strawberry or raspberry jam 1 1/2 tablespoons Nutella Fresh berries or banana slices 1. Toast the slice of bread. 2. Spread the jam over one side of the bread, then immediately spread the Nutella over the jam layer. 3. Top with fresh berries […]

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Pillsbury Crescents Ambassador + Greek Salad Pizza

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Months ago I saw a call in one of Pillsbury’s newsletters for the opportunity to become a Pillsbury Crescents Ambassador.  I thought, “Why not? I’ve always loved Pillsbury Crescents!”  So I went online and filled out the application, hit submit, and then promptly forgot about it.  About a month later, on June 14th, I got […]

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Cranberry Apricot Scones + A Giveaway!

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Cranberry Apricot Scones Adapted from Fruit Scones, p. 331, Jamie’s Food Revolution Makes 10 scones 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup dried apricots, cut into small pieces orange juice, for soaking 4 cups self-rising flour 1/2 cup butter 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 large eggs 1/3 cup milk, plus a little extra for brushing pinch […]

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Simple Sandwich Bread

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“You can do it” Sandwich Bread Adapted from Michael Ruhlman’s Everyday Sandwich Bread Recipe Makes 1 loaf of bread 20 ounces all-purpose flour 12 ounces water 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon active dry yeast 1. Combine all of the ingredients in the bowl of a standing mixer.  Using the dough hook, mix the ingredients on […]

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Simple Cheesy Æbleskivers + A Giveaway!

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE æbleskivers (little round Danish pancake-like pastries–read more about them here).  Last month I told you about my favorite food finds from the Foodbuzz Bloggers Festival, which included æbleskivers  from Aunt Else's Æbleskiver.  Chad Gillard, the president of Aunt Else's, and his wife were at the Foodbuzz bloggers festival making æbleskivers with their […]

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Simple One Hour Homemade Bread

Simple One Hour Homemade Bread Makes 2 loaves 5 1/4 cups white bread flour 2 – 4 Tbsp. sugar 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1 1/2 Tbsp. (rounded) saf-instant yeast 1 1/2 Tbsp. oil 2 cups warm water (somewhere between 100 and 115 degrees Fahrenheit) 1. Mix dry ingredients.  Add oil and water.  Mix for 1 […]

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Tibetan Flatbread, the Perfect Soup Dunking Bread

I am a dunker. How about you? When it comes to eating soup, I have to have something to dunk into the liquid to eat along with it. I love a spongy bread or biscuit that will soak up some of the soup liquid without falling apart. I recently saw an episode of Jacques Pépin's […]

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Katie Kinser’s French Bread

A few weeks ago my mom told me about some french bread she had tasted at a baby shower. She explained that her good friend Katie (mother of twins!) had made it for the shower and that I needed to try making it because it was so good. I recently got the recipe and made […]

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FM back in the kitchen: Chinese Green Onion Pancakes

In May of 2007 we visited Beijing, China. After visiting the Great Wall we stopped at a vendor and bought some green onion pancakes that reminded me a lot of crepes. The vendor made them on a big griddle and then topped them with spicy red chili sauce and a fried egg, and then folded […]

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