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Drinks and Puddings

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

The lovely Vicki wrote me a while ago with a link to her gorgeous baking and travel blog. Since I am not a baker (that is more my husband’s thing), I am always impressed with people who do. Vicki is definitely one of those people! Her blog is filled with delights such as “Cardamom, Strawberry, and Apple Mini Pies”, “Earl Grey Tea Cake”, and “Blueberry and Lime Baked Cheesecake”. I would love to tuck into any of those right this very moment!

All of this is to say that I am so happy to be able to welcome Vicki as a new contributor to the blog! She is starting with a bang by sharing her recipe for easy cinnamon rolls. Thank you Vicki! We can’t wait to see what you come up with next! 

Bethie xx

I’ve been on a quest recently to use up the last of the fast-reaching-its-use-by-date yeast I have in the house. So far, it has been a delicious road to travel down, one filled with freshly baked bread every few days. In the last two weeks alone I’ve baked a chocolate babka, two different challah loaves, mini challah breads, and three batches of these cinnamon rolls. And who doesn’t love a good excuse to make cinnamon rolls? My boyfriend and I have affectionately nicknamed my yeast-fueled love affair ‘The Dough Diaries’. Continue Reading…

Vegetarian Meals

This is How We Do It: Sourdough Starter

By Kate Davies

I’ve been baking lots of bread at home lately. My current favorite recipe calls for a natural starter (also known as sourdough, or leaven), which sounded daunting until I actually tried it. If you can stir flour and water together, you’ve got this. It takes about 5 minutes per day to get your starter up and running, and once it’s alive and bubbling it takes about 5 minutes each week to maintain. If you’re like me, you might feel a sense of ownership and attachment; after all, this is your unique bread starter, cultivated from your environment and brought to life with your care. The longer your maintain your starter, the more strength and flavor it will develop.

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Drinks and Puddings

This is How We Do It: Flaky Pie Dough

By Kate Davies

Pie evokes some strong feelings for many of us. Whether it conjures memories of summer fruit, christmas dinners, or childhood happiness, pie can pack a lot of emotional punch. When a gorgeous pie comes to the table, everyone is anxious for that first bite. How often have you taken that bite, only to be disappointed by soggy or tough crust? Too often, this is the weak link. A dull, chewy crust can be a frustrating distraction, especially when your recipe turned out perfectly last time! There are some variables that are typically to blame, and these are easy to minimize with a few good habits. Continue Reading…

Drinks and Puddings

Friends with Recipes: Apple Sharlotka

Forgive me for not posting many of my own recipes recently. I have so many other things going on right now, and the first thing to go on the back burner is all the stuff I do for fun, like the blog! But have no fear, I have a massive backlog of recipes for you as well as some fun Friends with Recipes posts. This one comes from the lovely Lara who is another American in London. She blogs for Babyccino Kids and can be found Instagramming her gorgeous family here.

Bethie xx

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