Project: Rocket Rolls

Rocket Rolls

I was super excited when Amanda told me that she was selecting Rocket Rolls for Project Pastry Queen this week. I’ve had this recipe bookmarked since the very first time I flipped through the book. If crazy soft, fluffy white bread is your thing, you’ll like these rolls as much as we did. I made [...]

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12 Days of Homemade Christmas: Orange Cranberry Bread

Cranberry Pecan Bread

No goodie basket is complete without a festive mini-loaf of quick bread. Cranberries and pecans pair beautifully in this moist bread. Is it breakfast or is it dessert? There’s no wrong answer – that’s my kind of question! You’ll find disposable mini loaf pans in your grocery store’s baking aisle. You can leave the bread [...]

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Project: Pumpkin Bread

This is the first time I’ve been able to participate in Project Pastry Queen in… forever. We’re moved, unpacked where it matters (kitchen and bathrooms, baby!), and are enjoying the new place. And the new season. The last time I was able to bake for PPQ, it was still summer! People often say that there [...]

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Jailhouse Potato Cinnamon Rolls

Katy chose this week’s Project Pastry Queen challenge: Jailhouse Potato Cinnamon Rolls, a potato-infused dough filled with brown sugar and pecans. And I blew it. I don’t know what happened but right before my dough was supposed to be resting, I still had a pancake-like batter instead of dough. I’m a flour weigher and I [...]

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DIY: Homemade Sandwich Thins

I love Oroweat Sandwich Thins. They’re super thin, which lets me save my carb indulgences for dessert and they’re one of the very few items you can find under a grocery store roof that isn’t made with high fructose corn syrup. It’s the only store-bought bread product I still buy regularly because I consider them [...]

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Homemade Tortillas

We grew up down the road from a really neat lady, Martha. Our house was her youngest daughter’s second home. And her house was mine and my sister’s second home. If we showed up early enough on a Saturday morning, we were greeted with a bowl of chorizo and scrambled eggs and a stack of [...]

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Creme Brulee French Toast Casserole

The Foodie Groom picked this week’s recipe for Project Pastry Queen: Creme Brulee French Toast. He saw a delicious mound of carbs for dinner. I saw an excuse to play with fire. And bake a loaf of challah. I try to put one breakfast-for-dinner night on the menu each week. Pancakes are cheap. And my [...]

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Peach-Filled Kolache

Brunch with The Pastry Queen

If there’s ever any doubt if the person sitting next to you in a cooking class is a food blogger… Ashley, the woman behind Delish, and I met up for “Brunch with The Pastry Queen” at Central Market in Austin. The Pastry Queen is my favorite cookbook. I’ve mentioned more than once how it’s one [...]

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