These turned out pretty spectacularly - the bread smell wafting through the house was heavenly. There were a couple more steps compared to the Peter Reinhart recipe that I usually use but the result was delicious and there were rave reviews about this one.
Usually my braided breads turn out a little wonky so I also took extra care with the braids - maybe it was the instruction that stated that one should braid from the middle that helped.
The recipe yielded 2 substantial loaves so one is being frozen to be eaten at a later date.
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Salted caramel ice cream
A stout pie crust! - Alehouse Apple Pie (recipe by Dan Lepard)
A moist lemon curd cake (from “Classic Stars Desserts” by Emily Luchetti)
These are sinful - (but delicious) - double chocolate cookies. The way you taste all that chocolate and sugar that went into the cookies on your first bite into them definitely made them cookies you can only eat once-a-day (though I did cheat and eat 2-a-day!)
Easy-ish to put together but with a chilling time so they do take a weekend to make. I like how they puffed up in the oven and then deflated when they came out to give those cute crinkles. I baked them for 12 minutes a tray as I found that they were that little bit harder - which I preferred.
These were a hit at the office when I took them in.
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Strawberry ice cream
“Our ignorance allowed us to live, as when you are in the mountains and your rope is frayed and about to break, but you don’t know if and feel safe.”
~ Primo Levi, The Periodic Table
Fusion: The Synergy of Images and Words -
Reading a good book is a universal activity, and people read while they do just about everything else.
A sour cream layer on top of the cheesecake - yum!
London Cheesecake (from “How to be a Domestic Goddess” by Nigella Lawson)
Chocolatey, chewy cocoa brownies (from “Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-your-Mouth Cookies” by Alice Medrich)
Mr. Kobayashi used to tell the kindergarten teachers not to try and fit the children into preconceived molds. “Leave them to nature,” he would say. “Don’t cramp their ambitions. Their dreams are bigger than yours.” There had never been a kindergarten like it in Japan.
~Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window