Category — Bread, Biscuit, + Dough Recipes

(recipe) The Actual, Literal BEST Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

In this carb-deprived 2018 dystopian landscape, there is one bread product I can’t live without – a tall, flaky, buttery biscuit. Do you know how many bad biscuit recipes are out there? I do because I’ve tried like 100 of them. I tried duck fat and lard and butter and milk and buttermilk and no buttermilk and everything in between.

the actual, literal BEST buttermilk biscuits

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August 15, 2018   2 Comments

{recipe} Easy Homemade Cruffins with Vanilla Custard Filling

You’ve probably heard of cronuts by now, but are you hip to cruffins? Yes, hot on the heels of the hybrid croissant-donut that became the notorious cronut, we now have a custard-filled croissant-muffin mashup called a cruffin. If you’re like me, and don’t fancy standing in a long line to get one, I have good news for you: you can make these beauties at home pretty easily by using frozen croissant dough.

cruffin recipe

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May 12, 2015   1 Comment

{recipe} Buttery Cheese and Asparagus Scones

Sounds weird, right? When have you ever had asparagus in your scones? But once Spring rolls around and asparagus is in season, I try to find ways to put it in everything–even a buttery, flaky scone laced with shredded cheddar cheese. So good!

asparagus scones

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March 2, 2015   No Comments

{recipe} Upside Down Banana Bread

I am a huge fan of all things upside down, and this recipe is no exception. A caramel-y, buttery layer of banana slices atop a moist and delicious banana bread – what could possibly be better?

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September 8, 2014   4 Comments

{make this} Chocolate Cinnamon Babka Recipe from Wise Sons

I love eating at Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen here in San Francisco. (Their location in the Jewish Museum downtown is a great pit stop for tourists, and I often recommend it.) So I was super excited to see that they had shared their secret chocolate cinnamon babka recipe publicly!

chocolate cinnamon babka recipe

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July 10, 2014   No Comments

{recipe} Blueberry Buttermilk Scones

I am going to come out and say this right up front: blueberries are probably my least favorite of all the berries. And yet, when they are properly baked into a scone, they are just terrific. How to explain it? Who really cares? All I know is that I made a double batch of these scones recently and they were gone a lot faster than I care to admit.

blueberry scone

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February 26, 2014   4 Comments

{recipe} Hearty Beef Shank Stew with Parmesan Dumplings

I pinned a recipe for beef stew with parmesan dumplings on Pinterest about a year ago, and every time I see the photo, it has a Pavlovian effect on me – I start to salivate. I am not sure why it took me so long to actually try it, but I finally did and was not disappointed.

beef stewe

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February 3, 2014   1 Comment

{recipe} Chai-Spiced Persimmon Scones

Last fall, my friend Garrick made a delicious cocktail involving fresh persimmon juice and Chai-infused bourbon. (Yes, he is an over-achiever, why do you ask?) These scones are inspired by that flavor combination – and they taste like all the good things about autumn in one flaky, buttery package.

persimmon scones

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November 21, 2013   1 Comment

{recipe} Strawberry Chipotle Cobbler with Cornmeal Biscuit Topping

My grandma used to make the most delicious cobbler from all of the Oregon berries that grew in her garden. It was sweet and jammy with big, fluffy biscuits baked on top. It’s harder and harder to find that type of cobbler, today, as most people seem to favor something cake-ier or more crumbly. But making the old-fashioned buttery biscuit topping is still my favorite way to make cobbler.


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August 9, 2013   1 Comment

{make this} Blackberry Scones from Big Sur Bakery

I have experimented with a lot of scone recipes, and the results are in: this one from the Big Sur Bakery Cookbook is the best, hands down.


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July 17, 2013   No Comments