bread

popovers

popovers

Bread is probably my favorite part of any meal (besides dessert obviously), and yet it is often the one part of any meal that gets the most neglected in my kitchen.  There was my baguette baking adventure not too long ago (which, I am ashamed to admit has not yet been repeated, despite their freezability), … more

corn muffins

corn muffins

Cornbread is one of those things where I am convinced there must be a Yankee somewhere in my bloodline (similar to the way my general indifference to sweet tea does).  Cornbread in the south is savory, and often cooked in a cast iron skillet.  There is cornbread with bacon, and cornbread with jalepeños, and cornbread … more

brioche bread

brioche bread

How many times will I have to learn the same cooking lesson? (I suspect many more).  I was all ready to make brioche bread on Friday afternoon, and so on Thursday night I said to Gerrit, “I better read this recipe to see what I need to do ahead of time.”  And when I said … more