Yeast Breads

Starter and Hooch

Starter and Hooch

I thought it might be nice to make my own sourdough starter. I’ve had a recipe for sourdough pizza on my pinterest “to do list” board for quite a while. So It seemed like this was the right time to get started on a starter…. and the internet made it seem soooooo easy. One part […]

Photos of Making Croissants

Photos of Making Croissants

Last week, while I was eating much better than I am this week, I took the time to put together some croissant dough. It looked to me like it would be much like making quick puff pastry. Roll, fold, roll, refrigerate, wait, repeat. And in many ways it was. However, croissant dough has yeast in […]

Raisin Focaccia & Del’ Oliva Olive Oil

After making a few batches of oatmeal raisin cookies, I had some leftover raisins. So….I thought this might be a good time to try out the Raisin Rosemary focaccia in the Art and Soul of Baking. Unfortunately, I didn’t have quite enough raisins or rosemary. But, that didn’t stop me. I went over and started […]

Challah for my Mama

This past Mother’s Day I felt inspired by the Daring Bakers’ challenge to make Challah for my Mama. Who I typically don’t call mama, I generally prefer, “mother,” “ma,”or “mamacita” as you can see here on her mother’s day card. And yes….I still make cards for my mother. In my opinion, certain holidays require homemade […]