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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Holiday Angel Cake




Just for fun: A festive angel food cake that's easy to make, with flavors of hazelnut, almond and cherry.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Panettone!





Panettone!  Tall, crisp Milanese brioches, studded with homemade glazed chestnuts, golden raisins and citrus peel.  Fragrant, tender and with a flavor you can only get by using 100% natural leavening. Perhaps the best thing I've ever baked.  I'd like to share some photos and thoughts on the project.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Alsatian Holiday Cake




This year, try making Kugelhopf, the light brioche cake from Alsace.  This yeasted coffeecake makes an excellent holiday present.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Choucroute Garni Two Ways



The joys of making your own sauerkraut, and a couple of variations on choucroute garni. This is great Winter food, whether paired with traditional pork garnishes, or smoked turkey (above).

Friday, December 3, 2010

Taint Season: Mini Cheddar Loaves





Individual loaves with sharp, clothbound cheddar in every bite!  Quick enough for a weeknight dinner, and right for any occasion.