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Dark Chocolate Cherry Muffins

Dark chocolate morsels and fresh cherries sweeten up hearty whole grain muffins for a delicious breakfast or snack! It's What's Baking time again, and this time our host, Yudith of Blissfully Delicious, has chosen baking with summer produce. I've chosen to bake with fresh sweet cherries. Cherries were never on my "favorite fruits" list. That …

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Meyer Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Quick Bread {recipe swap}

Dear Winter: What's up with you? The past few years, you've been pretty mild, sometimes a little chilly, but that never lasted long. This year? Let's just say, I don't remember moving to Antarctica. The cold shoulder is getting old. Let's move on and try again next year, okay? Signed, The Redhead Baker. Spring can't …

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Guest Blogging

Hi DNCWWO Fans! Yes, I know I don't usually blog on Tuesdays, but you get a bonus post this week, because I'm guest blogging over at The Spiffy Cookie! Here's a sneak peak!  Head on over to check it out! 

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White Sandwich Bread

When I say "comfort food," what do you picture? A dish of creamy oven-baked macaroni and cheese? A big bowl of hearty stew? A grilled cheese sandwich with a piping hot bowl of creamy tomato soup?  I think of toast. Toasted white sandwich bread, lightly smeared with butter and some variety of berry preserves. Before …

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Basic Muffins

Today's recipe comes from the production manual of the culinary school I attended. The school has its own pastry shop, and every morning, pastry students take a "production" class, where they make the items that are sold to the public in the pastry shop: cakes, eclairs, cookies, brioche, baguettes, croissants, muffins, and more.  The muffin …

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Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe #2 from our Mother's Day brunch buffet is cinnamon rolls. I've blogged about them before, but decided to use a different recipe this time. My other recipe is meant for large-volume baking, and I didn't want to take the time to scale it down. The other recipe is meant to be completed in one …

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Pumpkin Bread

Sometimes you want pumpkin bread with a cream cheese swirl, and sometimes, you just want straight pumpkin bread. I looked at many recipes before deciding on the one from the blog So Tasty, So Yummy. Her bread seemed to have all the qualities I wanted: moist, sweet, and spicy. I was not disappointed! She didn't specify …

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Peter Reinhart's Brioche

I think Peter Reinhart is my personal god. So, Thursday night, I started his "Rich Man's Brioche," out of his book, The Bread Baker's Apprentice (the same book that has his recipe for focaccia). The recipe made 16 two-ounce petit brioche à tête, and 6 two-ounce rolls (having run out of brioche molds). Like the …

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