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Sunflower Scones & Other Sleepers

Sunflower Scones & Other Sleepers

One of my most important baked good theories concerns what I call sleeper pastries. Do you know them? I’m talking about the not-so-flashy options in the bakery case. The non-Instagrammable ones. The more understated treats looked over in the pursuit of their brighter, trendier neighbors. Things like rustic scones and flaky biscuits; everyday cakes unadorned […]

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An Italian Bread for Easter | Potizza al Dragoncello


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An Italian Bread for Easter | Potizza al Dragoncello

This past summer, I had the amazing opportunity to go to Italy for work. My boss and I traversed the north of the country, gathering information to build classes and content we’d share with our members. It was a fantastic experience. I hadn’t been to Europe for years, and I also hadn’t “learned experientially,” as I […]

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In All Its Fullness | Tuscan Olive Oil Cake


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In All Its Fullness | Tuscan Olive Oil Cake

Hopefully this finds you surrounded by loved ones, reveling in the season, belly full of cookies. I wanted to get this Christmas greeting out before the day itself, but we’ve been busy, and I imagine I’m not the only one. Thankfully, I’ve never minded stretching out the season. This, of course, is because I love Christmas. […]

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German Breakfast Rolls

German Breakfast Rolls

I hope you’ve already heard of Luisa Weiss, author of the blog The Wednesday Chef and the lovely memoir My Berlin Kitchen—and now the new, crucial text on German baking, aptly titled Classic German Baking. In fact, her recipe for an apple galette is what I most recently posted here, not realizing that her new book was on its way into the […]

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If we’re lucky | Kabocha, Olive Oil & Chocolate Cake


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If we’re lucky | Kabocha, Olive Oil & Chocolate Cake

These last few months have felt like an interim to me, a period tucked between the last concrete set of experiences and something else yet to be revealed. I’ve called it by many names: in-between, transition, season, interlude. That’s certainly what it feels like, even now. But a couple of weeks ago, I realized something. It’s quite a […]

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