Category Archives: Bread
Way back in 2006, I became a devotée of no-knead bread, popularized by Mark Bittman in a classic article. There are two secrets to this manna from heaven. First, you use only a tiny bit of yeast and let the dough sit for a long time so that it slowly ferments. Second, you put it in a Dutch oven so that the steam creates a gorgeous crust. It’s the best homemade bread I’ve ever had. Something of a religious experience.
I have great compassion for those who suffer from gluten intolerance. I would be a very unhappy bunny without those elastic molecules of protein that interact with yeast to give good bread its special texture: light and full of bubbles, yet chewy and substantial. Yes, this was the true secret of the ancient Eleusinian Mysteries of Demeter, goddess of grain: sour dough in moist heat is transfigured into…
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Today being the first day of Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend, I thought I’d bring you a great recipe for baking up a perfectly thanksgiving-esque treat. The good thing about these muffins is that they’re sweet enough to have for dessert, but healthy enough (hello, coconut oil) to eat for breakfast. Whatever way you cut it, they’re delicious and would be perfect for any morning this weekend, and easy to make shortly after rolling out of bed from your turkey coma. We’ll be heading to Whistler for a night for our first of two Thanksgiving dinners, and I’m really excited to be spending some downtime with close friends and family.
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Makes a dozen
2 cups pumpkin purée (our family swears by E.D. Smith)
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground…
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