Jim Lahey’s No Knead Baguette Recipe (Stecca)

Jim Lahey’s No Knead Baguette Recipe (Stecca)

This no-knead baguette recipe is simple. There's no kneading, and the technique requires just stretching the dough into big breadsticks "stecca." This recipe is from Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery in NYC. Ingredients for No Knead Baugette, you'll need: Bread...

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Nutella Bread Pudding

Nutella Bread Pudding

Breakfast or dessert? We’re not sure, but either way this Nutella Bread pudding is delicious. It's easy to make and packed with chocolaty, nutty flavors. Perfect for Thanksgiving or any time, really! Why This Nutella Bread Pudding Is So Good Great for breakfast or...

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Bananas Foster French Toast

Bananas Foster French Toast

I've had the Simply Zov Cookbook: Rustic Classics with a Mediterranean Twist for the past couple of months, right here on my desk, simply because I can't bear to retire it the bookshelf. We've made 3 of the recipes so far, and all 3 have become part of our regular...

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Shortbread Cookies with Nutella, Banana and Almonds

Shortbread Cookies with Nutella, Banana and Almonds

I've labored over this recipe for days. Never mind that it's just store-bought shortbread cookies + Nutella + bananas + almonds. Never mind that there's no baking involved or that it only takes 10 minutes to assemble. The recipe is about the technique of the...

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15 Minute Japanese Mushroom Flatbread

15 Minute Japanese Mushroom Flatbread

The intentions of making my own pesto sauce from scratch was certainly there, but something silly like I-killed-my-basil-plant got in the way of my plans. There's nothing more sad than walking out to my mini-garden and seeing a sad, shriveled and shrunken herb. Oh...

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Warm Fig, Apple and Gorgonzola Flatbread

Warm Fig, Apple and Gorgonzola Flatbread

Update 12/8/09 I'm thrilled to share that I'm a featured blogger for Oprah's Holiday 2009 where this recipe is being featured! *** While I love to make my own pizza or flatbread dough from scratch, sometimes I just don't feel like getting my hands all messy with...

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No-Knead Nutella and Roasted Hazelnut Challah

No-Knead Nutella and Roasted Hazelnut Challah

Wow, I can't believe how many of you made the No Knead Sticky Pecan Caramel Cinnamon Rolls! As promised, I'm not going to leave you hanging with extra dough in the refrigerator. Here's your recipe for No-Knead Nutella and Roasted Hazelnut Challah from the book,...

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No-Knead Sticky Pecan Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

No-Knead Sticky Pecan Caramel Cinnamon Rolls

Do you know what I call smart? Taking something from "works awesome" (No-Knead Bread) to the level of "KICK-ASS." Which is exactly what authors of the book  Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois have done. Oh yeah, and I hold them...

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MiMi’s Shortbread Cookies

MiMi’s Shortbread Cookies

When I married my husband, I knew I was also marrying into generations of family holiday traditions. In fact, I think it was written in the marriage contract, squeezed right between not touching his BBQ grill and promising to love him even when he’s 80 years old and I...

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No Knead Bread: so easy a 4-yr old can make it!

No Knead Bread: so easy a 4-yr old can make it!

A recipe so easy, a 4-year old can make it! My son will show you how, step by step. It's been almost a year since NY Times unveiled the secret to the revolutionary No-Knead Bread. And while fads come and go, this certainly is a recipe that has transcended the...

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Chinese Donuts (Yao Tiew) on a Sunday Afternoon

Chinese Donuts (Yao Tiew) on a Sunday Afternoon

A lazy day. I blog-surfed and came across Evinrude's blog and 15 seconds after reading her post about nostalgic foods, I gracefully glided to the kitchen tripped over my kid's !@*?/#% toy train to make Chinese donuts (Yao Tiew). To an obsessed cook, which is more...

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Peking Chicken with Steamed Buns

Peking Chicken with Steamed Buns

Oh how I so wish that the title of this post was Peking Duck, not Peking Chicken....sigh....while I'll go to any lengths to satisfy my cravings, this one was just a little too involved. I mean, I'd have to go buy a frozen duck, defrost it, air-dry in front of a mighty...

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Baking the Perfect Loaf of French Bread

Baking the Perfect Loaf of French Bread

Secrets to Perfect Loaf of French Bread in 3 Hours Usually, my stand-by recipe is the No Knead Bread (because its so darn easy) but it does require you to mix the dough at least 12 hours prior. When I only have a three hours, this is my recipe which is based on...

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Banana Bread

Banana Bread

What do you with 6 over ripe bananas? Why make Banana-nanna Bread of course! This is by far the best Banana Bread I've ever had. It's perfectly moist and is packed with bananas so you get the full flavor of the fruit. I love using my Pampered Chef loaf pan for this....

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