Melon Pan Toast

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*This post is brought to you by Little Northern Bakehouse. Tomorrow is National Toast Day!  A few weeks ago Little Northern Bakehouse reached out to me about collaborating on a toast project to celebrate National Toast Day.  Their bread is gluten-free and vegan (woohoo!), a hard combo to come by, so I thought it would […]

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Orange Cardamom Bread + Things That Make Me Smile

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Orange Cardamom Bread Makes 1 large loaf, or 2 regular size loaves 5 1/4 cups white bread flour 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 tablespoons, rounded, instant yeast (my favorite is SAF Instant Yeast) 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 3/4 cups warm water (120 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit) 1/4 cup fresh […]

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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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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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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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Semi-homemade can save the day

As a home cook and foodie my tastes and sources of inspiration are eclectic. If you eat at my house you are bound to be sampling dishes from around the world and from an endless list of resources (Internet, cookbook, blog, my own crazy concoctions . . . you name it!). One of my absolute […]

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