Chocolate Babka Loaves

I was looking through my cookbook collection the other day, and rediscovered a favorite from my pastry school days:  The Modern Baker by Nick Malgieri, founder of the baking program at the Institute of Culinary Education. Sadly, the book seems to no longer be in print, but there are used copies available on Amazon. The recipes produce restaurant-quality baked … Continue reading Chocolate Babka Loaves

Pandesal: Filipino Bread Rolls

Next stop in my random geographic coordinates series? The Philippines. Two years ago, when I was teaching elementary school students about breads from around the world, I asked the children if they had a favorite type of bread. A fourth grader shared that she had fond memories of eating pandesal, a popular Filipino bread roll, when she visited her mother’s family in … Continue reading Pandesal: Filipino Bread Rolls

Perfect Pizza Crust, Doce de Leite Cookies, & Mosaika Tourta

In addition to this blog, I’ve been writing about my kitchen experiments on my friend’s website, The Knockturnal.  Over the winter, I shared my go-to pizza crust recipe and a simple, no-bake dark chocolate bark recipe. More recently, I chronicled my adventures preparing mosaika tourta, the Greek equivalent of tiramisu, and doce de leite cookies inspired by … Continue reading Perfect Pizza Crust, Doce de Leite Cookies, & Mosaika Tourta