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Basic Focaccia [with some options] from Bread by Nick Malgieri

  Famed baker and teacher Nick Malgieri has new book, Bread, with a clever twist. Each chapter begins with a basic recipe followed by several variations or options. So the chapter on pan-baked breads begins with a basic dough, then offers alternatives such as cinnamon raising swirl bread, cheddar bread, whole wheat sandwich bread, seed…

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Whiskey Hard Sauce

  “No, you got it wrong.” Suzen said. “Again.” “Suzen, the recipe you gave me said sweet potatoes. I wrote the blog based on that.” “Change it, Sweetie.” So I am. This wonderful, wonderful dessert is made with pumpkin, not sweet potatoes. Point of full disclosure: one of us at Cooking by the Book did…

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BreadPots!

Years ago Suzen mastered making great bread. Great bread. Yet, there are steps beyond mere greatness. Using the latest Tartine cookbook, Suzen has found this amazing technique of baking bread in a pot. She heats the oven and a cast iron pot to 500°F, then pours her dough into the pot. She cooks covered for…

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Little Girl at little t Bakery

  That little girl has a problem. She is looking at the counter, that picture in the lower right, and she’s beginning to realize it could be a long day. Her brother, on the other hand, has clearly learned from his yoga classes. He is aware that the one baguette will suffice. Twenty years ago…

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