Hamburger and Hotdog Bun Recipe

I decided that my messed-with Peter Reinhart recipe was a little too weird to put up. Fortunately, my new favorite cookbook, Happy in the Kitchen has one that’s pretty darn good. I fiddled with it a tad of course (I can’t help myself), and here is the result. It works very, very well and makes […]

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How to Get a Head in Baking

Well the brioche turned out pretty darn OK yesterday. The crumb was tender, yellow and buttery and the shapes were good. Fewer of the little têtes flopped over than usual, and that was nice, but really beside the point. Personally, I get very irritated by bakers and baking instructors who call any brioche à tête […]

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Focaccia Debrief

Our neighbor girls (ages 8 and 11) are prone to wander by every so often, especially in the summer. The older of the two has a knack for showing up whenever focaccia is about to go in the oven. She peers at the sheet pan, wrinkles her nose and says: “So you’re making that snot […]

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