foodie mcfooderson

a home cook with notions & an appetite

ad hoc brioche

I’ve made the ad hoc brioche a few times and it’s actually very easy.  What with all the eggs and butter, it’s nearly impossible to end up with anything but … Continue reading

September 11, 2011 · 1 Comment

king arthur flour spiced peach muffins

One of the best things about our CSA with Wayward Seed is the fruit share.  Every week, we end up with pounds of the stuff.  Even splitting the bounty with … Continue reading

August 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

bon appétit’s yukon gold cinnamon rolls

Potato breads and I have not typically gotten along.  Until Bon Appétit ran their recipe for Yukon Gold Cinnamon Rolls in their March 2009 issue.  Seeing as how husband loves … Continue reading

August 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

alton brown’s homemade soft pretzels

When I view an episode of Good Eats everything always seems like a great idea during that half hour.  And then there are those episodes where I really, really, really … Continue reading

August 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

alton brown’s cream of the crop cornbread

Having just made a rather large batch of Alton Brown’s Better-than-Granny’s Creamed Corn, it was only natural to use part of the goodness to move onto his Cream of the … Continue reading

August 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

artisan baking – craig ponsford’s ciabatta

This is the most complicated bread that I’ve made to date – and the one that’s made me think, “I’m a FREAKING bread maker!” This was intimidating mostly in that … Continue reading

August 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

flatbreads & flavors georgian cheese boat breads (adjaruli khachapuri)

Flatbreads and Flavors by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid represents a dream job for me (and probably most of us) – travelling the world and sampling authentic cuisine so you … Continue reading

July 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

king arthur flour popovers

Popovers are a little bit of magic.  It’s bread that rises, but none of it comes from a traditional leavener or yeast.  It’s all done through the power of steam … Continue reading

July 19, 2011 · 1 Comment

king arthur flour cinnamon swirl bread

Two books came to my rescue when I got serious about wanting to succeed with bread.  The first is an obvious choice: The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion.  The second … Continue reading

July 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

bread…the early failures

Bread has not been an easy road.  It still isn’t.  Instead of completely re-creating the failures, I thought some fun highlights might be more exciting.  And why even highlight the … Continue reading

July 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

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