Sourdough Simit

Sourdough Simit

April 25th, 2013 | Category: Bread


I have a friend who doesn't know what a sourdough starter is. Worrying, to say the least. What's even more worrying is that she still ordered it and when it arrived, asked me to guide her through "a quick recipe" on the phone. "I have an hour before my boyfriend arrives and I want to surprise him with a homemade bread," she naively begged. Where do I start? Tartine's ...

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Homemade Pomegranate Molasses

Homemade Pomegranate Molasses

April 12th, 2013 | Category: Fruit, Preserving, Turkish Cuisine, Vegetarian


Pomegranate molasses, which is made by reducing freshly-squeezed pomegranate juice into a thick, sour and sticky syrup, isn't really molasses. It is simply reduced pomegranate juice. And if you're adding sugar, you can even call it an extremely sour pomegranate jam. Pomegranate jam - one that is prepared by just pomegranate juice and sugar - doesn't thicken that much, so you may as well call it a ...

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