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Cheeeeeese… and split peas

Next we made Cheese Sambouseks, made from a batch of Kahk dough surrounding a cheese-and-egg filling (we decided to use a rather untraditional mix of chevre and maple-smoked cheddar). Those are currently in the oven. We’ve also made a batch

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It has begun!

As previously mentioned, my husband and I are baking bread for 25 people for a friend’s Twelfth Night feast. Last night we made doughs from the ‘Artisan bread in 5 minutes a day’ book for a plain artisan loaf and

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Baker's Edge Pan

Pros: Surprisingly practical; ultra-even cooking; fun shape Cons: Delicate non-stick coating Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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"Whole Grain Breads," Peter Reinhart

Pros: Astoundingly delicious, light, and perfect whole grain breads Cons: Only for dedicated bakers! Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Ten Speed Press.   I’ve heard amazing things about Brother Juniper’s Bread Book and it’s even on

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"Whole Grain Baking," from the King Arthur Flour Company

Pros: A ton of delicious whole grain recipes with handy tips Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Once again I find myself in need of a lousy book to review. I’ve lucked into so many good books lately that

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"Secrets of a Jewish Baker, Revised" by George Greenstein

Pros: Some of the most delightful breads ever; bread for a week morning programs Cons: Make sure you have a recent-model heavy-duty stand mixer before trying the stand-mixer amounts Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of 10 Speed

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"The Christmas Cookie Book," by Lou Seibert Pappas

This might not be a 100% perfect cookbook, but it’s a beautiful and inspiring source of Christmas cookies, and if that’s what you’re looking for I think you’ll enjoy it!

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"Big Fat Cookies" by Elinor Klivans

Every recipe we’ve made from this cookbook has been delightful–particularly those butterscotch blondie cookies!

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"Pancakes A to Z," Marie Simmons

So whether you eat pancakes for breakfast, dinner, dessert or, heck – why not lunch? – you’ll get more than you bargained for with this cookbook.

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"Muffins A to Z," Marie Simmons

I’m normally not a huge muffin fan. Every now and then I find myself drawn to those huge sugary cinnamon or chocolate chippy things you’ll find in the store, but that’s about it. I’m not sure why it is that muffins don’t particularly appeal to me, but they don’t.

This cookbook changed my mind.

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