Tag Archives: Baking with Julia

In the blink of an eye: oasis naan

Oasis naan that was on the menu for this week’s Baking with Julia, and it took  just the blink of an eye to throw together — thankfully, since May was a real challenge not only with keeping up with my … Continue reading

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Spring in a cake: lemon loaf style

Baking with Julia’s Lemon Loaf Cake, as everyone noted, was simplicity itself.  However, no one mentioned how hard it would be to find cake flour, nor did the simple list of ingredients include a reminder NOT to forget to add … Continue reading

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Pizza rustica and love cakes

This weekend, I baked Pizza Rustica in Baking with Julia, and loved it.  I mean loved, as in, I could eat this every day if the cheese and egg count alone wouldn’t kill me.  It was amazing — sweet dough … Continue reading

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Irish soda bread

We’re still eating the soda bread — and despite the warning that it would harden like the Blarney Stone, it has remained fairly moist and certainly tasty. Maybe it’s the humidity here in Chicago during this global warming-induced heat wave. … Continue reading

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Rugelach: a budding pastry chef practices her trade

This week, the Doristas made Rugelach, from Baking with Julia, and though I’d never tasted Rugelach (nor do I think I can say it properly), I was more than willing to give it a go. The directions made me a … Continue reading

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Baking ugly, and tasting pretty: chocolate truffle tartlets

This post could have been titled: Mommy, that tart dough just doesn’t love you. Once again, when given the task of making tart dough from Dorie’s instructions, my first attempt failed — and my second attempt worked, and tasted chocolatey … Continue reading

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