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7 egg whites
pinch of salt
2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 250F and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Beat egg whites with salt until stiff.
Continue to beat while adding 1 & 1/2 cups of sugar 1 tablespoon at a time.
Beat until no longer …





1 & 1/2 cups AP flour
pinch of salt
pinch of sugar
2 Tbsp melted butter
3/4 cup warm water


Preheat oven to 425F (if you have a pizza / bread stone pop it in the oven)
Mix all ingredients until they come together.
Knead the dough until it becomes smooth
Cut …

Failure: German Wasser Brötchen

I tried to make German style breakfast rolls for brunch tomorrow. To put it nicely, I fucked them up. The key ingredient to failure in this case was covering the rolls with cling wrap on their second rise after shaping. The cling wrap pretty much mangled all of …

German Pancake

German Pancake

German Pancake
Real Simple Recipe
3 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
powdered sugar

Heat oven to 400° F.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs to combine.
Add the flour and whisk until smooth.
Add the milk, salt, and …

Granola Bar Bites

Granola Bar Bites

Granola Bar Bites
2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds)
1 cup shredded coconut, loosely packed
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2/3 cup honey
1/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 …

Candied Orange and Chocolate Biscotti

Candied Orange and Chocolate Biscotti
2 c. all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter at room temperature
2 large eggs

1 c. candied orange peel
1/2 c. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Sift together flour and baking powder
In another bowl mix …

Bread Pudding

bread pudding

Bread Pudding
4 c. chopped bread
2 c. milk
1 c. cream
3 eggs beaten
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. rasins
1/4 c. pine nuts
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg

Place bread crumbs in a bowl and cover with milk and cream
Soak for one hour
Preheat oven to 300
Mix eggs sugar and …

Shaping Bread

Here is a stop motion video of me shaping the buns from the previous post.

No Knead Buns


No Knead Bread Dough
3 c. lukewarm water (about 100º F)
1 1/2 tbsp yeast
1 1/2 tbsp salt
6 1/2 c. all purpose flour

* for those of us without 1/2 tbsp measures .5 tbsp = 1.5 tsp

Mix together all ingredients in a 5 quart container
Let rise at …

Failure: Tuscan Bread

tuscan bread
Pretty… pretty shitty.

I already twittered about my tuscan bread failure so this is a little late. Over the weekend I made my first loaf of bread. I followed the recipe in Bread Bakers Apprentice…