Margherita Pizza

As I am wont to adjoin my baking exploits to profound philosophical musings, the depth I have to offer today is: Izzy looks like Hungry Hungry Hippo. Busy day, that’s what I got. Margherita Pizza Adapted from Baking Illustrated INGREDIENTS for the Basic Pizza Dough 1/2 cup warm water (about 110°) 1 envelope (2 1/4 […]

Coffeecake in Lattice with Sweet Cheese Filling

Izzy has been exhibiting more dread and disgust than usual regarding my trip to the Northwest today. She said if I could manage to carry 25 pounds of bread flour in my carry-on, surely I could carry an extra 80 pounds of bulldog. I reminded her that I am not travelling with baking supplies, that […]

Whole-Wheat Mocha Chiffon Cake

Happy Fourth Birthday to Izzy the Tooth! We celebrate today the joy Izzy has brought to our lives since she became a part of our family in August. I feel like Izzy has already had a birthday since more than half of my birthday cards from this year feature bulldog photographs. Also, Izzy made three […]

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Do not be daunted by what appears to be a very very long recipe. It is worth every step. The delayed gratification in this baking endeavor is analogous to the very very long drive KP and I are about to make to New Orleans, worth every mile, worth each second of 18 hours. Izzy has […]

Homebrew Bulldog Biscuits

It is my birthday today!!! KP, Izz, and I are enjoying a relaxing getaway to the obscurity of Northern Iowa, staying at Hotel Pattee, the 20 million dollar remodel project of the conservative Christian billionaires of Home Savings Bank fortune. It is a palace in the corn fields of Perry, Iowa that would seem an […]

Orange-Spice Banana Bread Sans Banana

I love the world we live in where two women meet at a grocery store’s free wine tasting and later, from several features of the conversation, one woman Googles the other “medical student writer in Rochester, MN” and Voila! she invites the Googled-one to her Dutch-themed party (tonight). Anneriecke, the Googler, is Dutch and before […]