Oh yes, Happy New Year! I wish I had some cool sparkler recipes or something else that is festive. Instead, I’m going to talk about this recipe, a union of two awesome things: cinnamon rolls and muffins. I’m a big fan of cinnamon rolls. Unfortunately, they take forever and though there are overnight recipes out there, it’s really hard for me to remember to do anything the night before. Yes, there is my bagel recipe that needs to be started overnight, but honestly, I usually forget most of the time. And then I’m disappointed. read more »
Bagels have been on my baking bucket list for a long time. Well, they would be on my bucket list if I had actually thought one up. I keep reading bagel recipes on different blogs, but they have weird things like malt syrup or other such things and I really didn’t feel like going out to get that kind of stuff. I finally found a recipe that wasn’t too fussy–you could use all purpose flour, honey, whatever!
I really love bagels. My favorite part of going to get bagels is that sometimes you get lucky and get the warm bagel! I really feel like I’ve won the lottery. I’m sure I could just ask them what time they usually put out bagels, but it’s so much more fun to try and guess. The other day we went and got bagels and someone actually toasted their warm bagel. Blasphemy! read more »
Sometimes I read about people doing things like making their own cream cheese or whatnot and I think to myself “that’s crazy!” Then I realize that if you had told five years younger me that I’d be making pita bread, taking pictures of it and then posting it on a blog, I would’ve called you crazy. I suppose one person’s crazy is another person’s normal. I’ve always wanted to make donuts. In fact I made an attempt at donuts before and quite frankly, they sucked. I think we still ended up eating them all, but I knew I needed a do over. read more »
This is the second dish I made for my Mother’s Day Brunch. I can’t even begin to describe the awesomeness that is this bread. It’s of course from Joy the Baker. She’s up there with Ina Garten as someone who I wish I was friends with so that they would make me awesome things and I could go over and eat them. read more »
I tried my hand at making a loaf of bread a while ago and failed miserably. It was dense and ugly and completely fell apart after I sliced it. I put it in the freezer to ‘save’ it and finally threw it away quietly months later when it was nearly unrecognizable. Since then, I’ve had much more success with yeast, but never attempted another loaf. Over time though I got much better at figuring out how to work with yeast and other bread doughs. I think it was around the time I made the pita bread that I felt like I could get the hang of it. I was kneading the dough and after the exact 8 minutes it came together and was suddenly this gorgeous, elastic ball. Often times when I try and make something new, I read the instructions, but at some point, I get it ‘right’ and suddenly everything seems to make sense. read more »
All around the internet, there are these wonderful New Year’s posts reflecting on the New Year and providing some gorgeous photos and recipes. I have hummus and pita for you. To be fair, I did make this for the small gathering I had last night, but neither of these are glamorous “ring in the New Year!” types of foods. On the other hand, I had successfully made pita bread earlier this week, so I went for round two last night. It tasted awesome, but I haven’t gotten to the point where the pita poofs up gorgeously and I can use it for sandwiches.