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Avid Baker’s Challenge- Cherry Chocolate Pecan Bread

I am part of an on-line baking challenge and every month we all pick the same recipe to feature on our food blogs. This is a terrific experience to see how everyone perceives the same recipes. I have learned so … Continue reading

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Chef’s Secrets- Baking Tips for the Home Baker

As a second act in my career, I have been teaching myself how to bake. From breads to desserts to chocolate, I am enamored with flour, sugar, butter and cream. The science of baking is a great mystery to me, … Continue reading

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Hot Cross Buns For a Spring Treat

Hot Cross Buns! Hot Cross Buns! History of Hot Cross Buns dates back to 1361 in England, where a priest handed them out to the poor of St. Albans. Traditionally served on Good Friday, these have become a sign of … Continue reading

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Early Spring Bread Mania and the Twin Ports Bread Club

Lately, I have been working more on my breaducation. Since 2005 I have been baking bread consistently for my husband’s daily bread. That was also the year I had a wood burning oven built on the patio. I made olive … Continue reading

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Culinary Adventure- Tartine Bakery in San Francisco

Tartine Bakery is considered one of the best bakeries on the west coast. Truly an American business success story, it was worth the trip. Located in the eclectic Mission District of San Francisco, the only way you know it’s the … Continue reading

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My Olive Bread Odyssey

I have been baking olive bread for 4 years straight. It is the only thing for sure we crank up the outdoor wood burning oven for consistently. I have a bread coach and everything  for when I get stuck or … Continue reading

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