In 2010 we bravely started our quest for the perfect croissant. But after two attempts we cowardly sneaked away again. The first attempt was just a disaster. I believe we used a recipe by Michel Roux, so we probably cannot blame the recipe. >>
I believe there are few things more rewarding than baking bread. The dough, the smell, the cracking of the crust, the warm oven. How can people ever think about taking bread of the list because they think they must follow … >>
For this recipe we are going to make a starter named a Poolish. A Poolish is a type of wet sponge usually made with an equal weight of water and flour and an extremely small amount of yeast and NO … >>
This is a our own version of a recipe Ed’s grandmother got when she got her first gas oven in the 1950′s. The recipe was published in a booklet from the gas company. The cookies are very crisp with an intense buttery caramel taste. Perfect as a little treat with a cup of hot cocoa or earl grey tea.
You can conjure up all kinds of variations with this basic recipe… >>
With this recipe combines the best of two worlds: The buttery, sandy dough of the Dutch ‘appeltaart’ with the filling of a pie from Normandy. So, no cinnamon this time, but you do get the long lingering scent and taste of Calvados… >>