Posts Tagged ‘bread’

Steamed buns with BBQ beef short ribs

April 24th, 2017

What’s pillowy-soft on the outside, and deliciously meaty on the inside? If you guessed these steamed buns, stuffed full of hearty barbecued beef short ribs and refreshing vegetables, you’re correct! I had the privilege of sampling a bottle of Jay Ducote’s Louisiana BBQ sauce, and decided to try my hand at making steamed buns. The […]

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Cinnamon Swirl Bread with Raisins & Cranberries

February 11th, 2017

It’s been extra snowy of late, and rather than venture out into the cold today, I’m cozying up at home to bake this delightful loaf of bread. Laden with raisins and dried cranberries and swirled through with ribbons of fragrant cinnamon sugar, it’s the perfect antidote for a case of the mid-winter blues. Cinnamon Swirl […]

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Apple Cranberry Croissant Bread Pudding (in the slow cooker!)

February 11th, 2016

Ah, hibernation weather. We’ve had an incredibly mild – even record-breakingly warm – winter this year, but now it seems as though we’re finally hitting a cold snap! When that happens, I break out my slow cooker. Hamilton Beach was so kind as to send me one the year before last, and I’ve been making […]

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Marbled Beet Braid

April 21st, 2015

Some foods are humble. Some are simple. Some are down-and-dirty, reserved only for late-night satisfaction. This beet braid is none of those things. It’s a dramatic loaf that loves to be the centre of attention. It will steal the attention of anyone around, and elicit multiple “What is it?”s. I’ve long loved the infectious nature […]

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Smoked Duck Breast, Mushroom & Grape Flatbread

October 2nd, 2014

I’ve been on a flatbread kick lately. It’s the perfect easy meal – you can make the dough in advance, and keep it in the fridge for a few days until you need to use it. The topping possibilities are endless too, and can be adapted easily to whatever you have in the fridge. My […]

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Jalapeño Sausage Cornbread Muffins

November 30th, 2013

These little muffins are great for serving at breakfast, or even alongside ribs and coleslaw. A little nugget of sausage, tucked inside, counters the subtly sweet cornbread. Jalapeño Sausage Cornbread Muffins 4 breakfast sausages 1 jalapeño pepper 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup cornmeal 2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp baking powder 1 cup heavy cream […]

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Keep on the Sunny Side – Turmeric Rolls with Onion

January 10th, 2013

How’s the new year been treating you? We’ve been lucky so far; for mid-winter, it’s been sunny and mild. But when there are grey skies, we can make our own sunshine at home. These turmeric rolls are lovely and tender and will brighten up your day with their warm, glowing appearance and subtle savoury flavour. […]

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Saffron, Currant & Pistachio Braid

December 15th, 2012

In the package I received from Marx Foods was a sampler of their Iranian saffron. Did I mention before that these guys are generous? For those unfamiliar, saffron is the stigma of the crocus sativus and is the most expensive spice in the world by weight, given that it must be harvested by hand, and […]

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Coconut Milk Tiger Bread

April 3rd, 2012

I used to have a serious foodporn addiction – my browser glued to the likes of Tastespotting, Foodgawker and Photograzing, clicking on everything that enticed me, bookmarking pages with the intent to try everything I found. But alas, one only has so many hours in a day to satisfy one’s gluttonous fancies; my eyes consumed […]

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Sometimes, There Is No Substitute For Kneading.

February 29th, 2012

Way back in November, I picked up a bag of buckwheat flour at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. I’ve been experimenting with using it in bread, and it wasn’t until yesterday that I produced a loaf I was truly happy with. And guess what? I started out using a no-knead approach, but then I kneaded […]

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