Category Archives: Breads

Char Siu Bao (BBQ Pork Buns), and The Tale of a Painting

I’m in love with pork buns, especially the baked kind.  I’ve been known to go out of my way just to stop at Asian bakeries to pick up varieties of their soft lovely buns, and there’s always at least two … Continue reading

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Jumbo Cheesecake Stuffed Pumpkin Cupcake/Muffins with Toffee Streusel

  Do not let these awful, messy photos deter you.  These jumbo cheesecake stuffed pumpkin muffins with toffee pecan streusel are one of the best things you will ever wrap your mouth around. Seriously. That said, once again I come armed … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey and Fixin’s Pop Tarts

Yes, you read that right; turkey dinner pop tarts; Thanksgiving Leftover Pop Tarts. I bet the first thing that comes to mind is pieces of turkey in jam filled pastry with frosting on top, right? No worries, these are savory pop tarts! Any … Continue reading

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Povitica! Pumpkin Cheese Pie Povitica, and the Traditional One.

Ever go through those blogging ruts where nothing seems to turn out right, from the dish and the photos to writing the post? You literally stop flowing; herky jerky, forced writing becomes the norm.  I’m deep in one of those … Continue reading

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Parlez-Vous Croissant? How to Make Croissants from Scratch!

The croissant has evolved…into a crescent roll.  Let me explain.  From the time I was in college, until about 10 years ago, croissants were flaky, layered, buttery crescents of heaven. No matter where I bought them, they were all of … Continue reading

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