Category Archives: Yeastspotting

Candied Orange Toasty Pecan Sticky Buns and Bad Boy First Love, Part One

I made these candied orange toasty pecan sticky buns over a week ago; the photos processed, resized and ready to go, but I couldn’t write the post to go with it.  There’s been a lot going on in my life; … Continue reading

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Salted Caramel Apple Sourdough Challah

This Salted Caramel Apple Sourdough Challah is loaded with fluffy, sourdough pockets of gooey, salted caramel apples.  I think it’s one of my favorite challah creations ever! Remember back in ’09 I told you all about Herbie, my then almost … Continue reading

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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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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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