Category Archives: Baking

Thanksgiving Chocolate Pecan Pie

On the road again! Traveled to Chicago, Illinois and SE Wisconsin over the holidays, visiting family. Wonderful time. And, while I didn’t bake bread over these past few days, I did learn a couple of lessons about baking. First, blue … Continue reading

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Whole Wheat Rolls with Seeds & Walnuts

Recently, Ron found a wonderful whole wheat roll with lots of seeds in it and on it. It was so good I almost decided I didn’t need to bake anymore! Why bother when it’s so easy to find fabulous food … Continue reading

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Kahlúa Chocolate Bars

It was my turn to bring snacks to a class I’m taking this semester on Detective novels. Typically, people bring various kinds of sweet snacks, so I decided to make a variation of Espresso Kahlúa Buttercream Chunk Bars from A … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Walnut Cookies

According to the calendar and the colorful trees, we have moved into Fall in a serious way. Fall is such a marvelous season and a time for those special foods so many of us love: squashes, especially pumpkins; apples, especially … Continue reading

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Whole Grain Scones

Before I get into this week’s baking adventure, I want to let you know that I probably won’t be blogging for the next 3 weeks. I am going to Russia this Friday and won’t be back until the end of … Continue reading

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Flavorful Whole Grain Dinner Rolls

The whole grain Flavorful Dinner Rolls I made today were inspired by the Mixed Rolls recipe in Paul Hollywood’s 100 Great Breads(page 31). I couldn’t resist the idea of using one recipe to produce 3 quite different rolls. These rolls … Continue reading

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Ron’s Chocolate Cake Surprise

My birthday was this week. It’s our family tradition that I make a cake for Ron on his birthday and he makes one for me on mine. No store-bought cake allowed on this special day! Almost always – or really, … Continue reading

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Memorable Whole Wheat English Muffins

Ron wanted English muffins, so I decided to try these. Same as any other bread, right? Not really. The two biggest things I noticed was first, that the rise time on these English muffins is really short, so you have … Continue reading

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Walnut & Cranberry Whole Grain Rye Bread

Another rye bread. Are you beginning to think we like rye bread? You’re absolutely right – and especially homemade rye bread. While I made a few changes, the recipe was based on the Dark Rye Bread recipe in 100 Great Breads by Paul … Continue reading

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Whole Grain Biscuits with Spelt

Cathy of Bread Experience ( http://www.breadexperience.com/bake-your-own-bread.html) puts together other bakers and their month’s baking endeavors. This month one of the bakers was Calamity Jane (http://apronstringz.wordpress.com/) who baked “Perfect Whole Grain Biscuits.” Since I haven’t done biscuits in a loooong time, … Continue reading

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