Tag Archives: bread

Pretzel buns

Oh. My. God. Becky. Look at those buns. Pretzel buns have become a popular item on pub menus, but they are just as easy to make at home. The thing that makes them pretzel-y is that they take a quick bath in soda water before they are baked, giving them that shiny, brown, salty crust. […]

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Wentelteefjes

Wentel what now? It’s dutch for french toast, and it is pronounced “VENT-el-tay-fya”. And despite my dutch ancestry, I had never heard of it until I read a description of someone eating it in Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things. I must have been hungry at the time, and the character in the book […]

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BLT with pesto mayo

The BLT. Not much explanation needed.

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Crusty italian bread

White bread is my kryptonite. No, not that horrible mass-produced rectangular atrocity you’re thinking of. Freshly baked artisan baguette, smeared with navy bean puree. Or a floury, robust portugese bun topped with some spiced gouda. Or a crusty-on-the-outside-chewy-on-the-inside loaf of italian bread, dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Those are the breads I love, […]

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Chicken parm sandwich, you’re my hero

Through osmosis, I as a Canadian have learned certain American terms that I vaguely understand but don’t really “get”. Such as things like “attorneys”, “congress” and “the war on drugs”. And such as the hero sandwich. It must be an American thing, to call sandwiches heroes. When I googled “chicken parm sandwich”, the results that […]

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Sunday Morning Cinnamon Bread

I am making a concerted effort to bake more. I don’t exactly like eating baked goods so much, but I really,  really enjoy the process of baking. There’s just something about mixing the ingredients together slowly, at a relaxed pace, and watching science do it’s work. I just love kneading bread dough. It’s so smooth, […]

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