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Mexican Sourdough

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For the last several months I've been busy making dough… sourdough! I love it. It's so old school, tactile, physical, chemical, biological, nutritious, delicious... And it may seem very technical at first, but once you figure out what works for you, it can be a fun creative free-style type of baking. It requires no fancy equipment, or special ingredients - and kneading dough is a great way to relieve stress. :)

Healthy and usually vegan, sourdough can be made with wheat flour, rye flour, gluten-free flour...

Orange-Meringue coffee cake

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Orange flavor coffee cake filled with cinnamon meringue, nuts and dark chocolate. My entry for Daring Bakers Challenge March 2011.

Whole Wheat Jalapeño Focaccia

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10 minutes of active work in the kitchen can give you this delicious flat bread. It is vegan too.

Bubble-Top Brioche

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Looking for an alternative to a simple roll for your next dinner experience? Try these dense and buttery bubble-top brioche. They may seem intimidating, but they are actually a lot easier to make than you may think. And the best part? If you have leftovers, use them to make French toast or bread pudding!

Polish Easter Placek

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Traditional Polish Easter placek bread made with plump golden raisins and a buttery crumble topping.

Apple Cinnamon Yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake

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A yeasted meringue coffee cake with an apple-cinnamon filling. Best served warm with some maple syrup on top! Recipe for a savory version of the coffee cake included.

Cinnamon Bubble Buns for Easter

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Like monkey bread, but shaped in a muffin tin to look like little flowers. Perfect for Easter and a fun project to make with kids.

Yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake

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A Daring Baker's Challenge - A yeast risen coffee cake with a layer of meringue to keep it oh-so-moist.

Croissants

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Homemade buttery and flaky croissants with step by step pictures