• Baking Recipes,  Bread-making,  Experiments & experiences,  From the books,  Yeasted breads

    Le Croissant Challenge

    Things have been positively toxic at work. I didn’t have any time at all to write and fix my process photos for this post on top of everything else. I’ve been wanting to write about my first experience with croissant-making for a long while, and between my first try and this writing, I’ve been able to repeat this recipe at least once more already. Never did I expect that I would be able to create such lovely and delicious croissants! This particular recipe is taken from Sarabeth Levine’s book Sarabeth’s Bakery: From My Hands to Yours, which I talked about at length in this post because I was so impressed…

  • Baking Recipes,  Bread-making,  Cookies,  Dearly Dreaming Dorie,  Experiments & experiences,  From the books,  Yeasted breads

    {Dearly Dreaming Dorie} Of things fair and golden

    The first thing I ever baked when I got my copy of Dorie’s book (not counting the recipe I found online before I actually bought her book), if I’m not mistaken, was her Lenox Almond Biscotti. It caught my attention because, for one thing, I hadn’t made biscotti in a while, and for another, they looked luscious from the photo. And really, I haven’t found anything made with cornmeal that I hadn’t liked to some degree. I’m fairly determined to bake through Dorie’s book, mostly because I’ve been pleased with all the recipes I’ve made so far (most of which I haven’t gotten around to writing about yet, but I promise…