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whole-wheat monkey bread

Sunday, September 3, 2017

One must know how to be quiet in all the languages and everywhere, always allowing the leaves to fall, fall, allowing them to fall, fall. * The house is quiet again. The constant laughter, pitter-patter of feet, splashing of pool water, and occasional bickering has been replaced with the sound of measuring cups scooping out flour, rolling pins on cold stone, and the mixer paddle clunking against stainless…

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sweet dough recipe

Thursday, July 20, 2017
sweet dough

  Sweet Dough From my book, The Vanilla Bean Baking Book PRINT RECIPE Dough 4 large eggs, room temperature 3/4 cup whole milk, warm (100-110F) 1/4 cup honey 4 cups (568g) all-purpose flour 2 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast 2 teaspoons salt 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks | 142g) unsalted butter, room temperature, cut into 1-inch pieces Grease a large bowl. In a large liquid measuring cup, combine the…

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danish dough

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Danish dough

Easy Danish Dough From my book, The Vanilla Bean Baking Book Notes: The dough does need to rest overnight in the refrigerator, so plan accordingly. It’s important for the Danish dough to come to room temperature before you roll it out, or the butter will not incorporate correctly. This dough can be frozen, but doesn’t rise quite as nicely as when it’s fresh. If the dough is not used…

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pumpkin-spice braided brioche knots

Monday, November 2, 2015

It’s chilly today, but the sun is peeking out from behind its entourage of cloud cover. The oven is preheating, and my to-do list has so many items on it; every time I glance at it my mind goes black and can’t figure out where to start. Distractions everywhere are whispering to me. It’s so cozy on that couch. Maybe you could play Farms and Castles just one…

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giant cinnamon bun with brown butter icing

Monday, October 5, 2015

I apologize for the space in between posts. I’m sort of stumbling through life right now – my manuscript is due shortly, and I’ve been working on a few side projects as well that have kept me very busy. The second my littles get on the school bus until the moment they get home, I am baking, writing, testing, re-testing, panicking, reassuring myself, still panicking, photographing, typing, and…

baking breakfast

breakfast pizza

Sunday, October 23, 2011

You’re probably thinking ‘Really? You’re trying to pass this off as breakfast?’ And my answer is ‘Yes, I am.’ Does my breakfast consist of some kind of bread and cream cheese every morning? Yes. Do I sometimes throw some fruit in there so I don’t feel guilty? Yes. Do I ever wish I could change things up and make something more exciting? Yes. So here you go: breakfast…