Category — Bread, Biscuit, + Dough Recipes

{recipe + recycling} Compost Bucket Berry Crisp: The Best Berry Crisp Starts with the Leftover Dregs of Another Crisp

What do you do when you have a bit of soggy, leftover fruit crisp or cobbler, but need to bring a new fruit crisp to a party? Why, you mix it all together and get a crisp that’s even better than the sum of its parts: the crisp within a crisp. Frankencrisp? Crisp-ception? I’m going with the compost bucket crisp, because that’s where the old crisp would have ended up – and that would have been a travesty.


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June 26, 2013   4 Comments

{how to} Easy Homemade Cronuts

Have you heard about the cronut craze that’s sweeping the nation? Here’s the story in a nutshell: some guy in New York took the fried, glazed goodness of a donut and introduced it to the flaky layers of a croissant. They had a baby and behold, the cronut was born. And people are out of their minds over it. Like, spending $40 to buy one black market cronut out of their minds.


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June 7, 2013   3 Comments

{recipe} Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

This was one of the most popular recipes on my old site, but I haven’t made it in years so I thought they deserved another go. Now I’m wondering: what took me so long? They are just fantastic.

cinnamon roll

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June 3, 2013   No Comments

{recipe} Blueberry Breakfast Cake

I know what you’re thinking: cake? For breakfast? I say yes, yes, unequivocally yes. If it helps, you can think of it as a giant blueberry pancake. It’s just the thing for a lazy summer Sunday, and is so full of berries that it’s practically health food.


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May 16, 2013   No Comments

{recipe} Brown Butter Berry Shortcakes

We have been getting the most gorgeous strawberries from a local farm stand out near Petaluma. In fact, we bought a 3-pack on Sunday morning and they were gone within a few hours. We stopped back at the stand for a full flat that afternoon, and after eating, sharing, and cooking pounds and pounds of strawberries for 24 hours – by Monday night they had all somehow disappeared.

One of the best things to come out of this strawberry extravaganza was these brown butter shortcakes. With the strawberries baked right into the fluffy, slightly sweet biscuits, all you need is a little ice cream or whipped cream and you’re good to go.

brown butter shortcakes

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May 3, 2013   No Comments

{recipe} Buttery Cheddar and Scallion Scones

This blog has been on a serious sweet streak lately – and when I look back, I see I haven’t posted anything savory here since January! Let me get back in the good graces of those who love salt and butter more than sugar and chocolate with these delicious, flaky, buttery scones with cheddar and green onions.

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May 4, 2012   4 Comments

{recipe} Fluffy Duck Fat Biscuits with Chives

I have a sister who’s lactose intolerant – she just can’t do the cow’s milk dairy. So I try my best to make things that she can eat and we can all enjoy. Ergo, duck fat biscuits with chives. Regardless of your relationship with lactose – these are a winner.

Duck fat is perhaps the finest fat there is, and in biscuits it really sings. I found a recipe (British, naturally) and did some adaptation and experimentation to get it just right. Since the original recipe called for milk, I substituted sheep’s milk yogurt which provides a little tang and is still fully allowable for those who can’t handle bovine products. You can serve these with tomato jam, some fresh honey, or just a big pat of butter.

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October 12, 2011   1 Comment

{cuckoo for crocker balls} Betty Crocker’s Bisquick-Dependent Sausage Cheese Balls

And now I present an old-fashioned recipe  from the inimitable Miz Crocker that manages to combine sausage, cheese, and Bisquick in a pretty delicious (yet a tiny bit disgusting) way – a BALL.

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October 27, 2010   2 Comments

{recipe + craft} The Gingerbread Casbah

And now for something completely different: the GINGERBREAD CASBAH.


The gingerbread casbah came into being because every year, we throw a themed Christmas party for around 100 of our closest friends. Since we just took a honeymoon to the Middle East, we thought we could try out some new tricks at a Middle East-themed Christmas party. After all, that is where the whole Christmas thing started, right? An evite full of bad puns later (“we are Beiruting for you to come”, and so forth) we had our “Christmas at the Casbah” party ready to go, and all we needed was an impressive centerpiece.

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December 23, 2009   18 Comments

{recipe} Swinetastic Cornbread

I have been really busy lately, but one of the bright spots of my recent days was making this cornbread and then eating it all.


Cornbread can be too sweet or too mealy or too dry or too boring, but this cornbread is none of those things. I’m guessing it’s largely because of the copious amounts of bacon and bacon grease that go into it, but there could be other reasons. I like it warm out of the oven or lightly toasted. With all the fat in it, even I don’t need to put butter on it… and that’s saying quite a lot since I like to put butter on EVERYTHING. But it’s not solely enhanced by the pig products- it’s rounded out with caramelized onions and a measure of parmesan cheese just for the heck of it. So swine up your cornbread- one bite and you will wonder why you have spent all these years eating stupid regular non-porked cornbread.

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December 6, 2009   2 Comments