Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Toast

Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Toast

May 11th, 2010  | Category: Bread, Chocolate


Here's what I did with two slices of this bread: Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Toast. All you need is two slices of homemade bread, two tablespoons of peanut butter, four thick slices of banana and two ounces of bittersweet chocolate. The trick is to roughly chop some of the chocolate and shave the rest very finely. The shaved chocolate melts completely and the large pieces remain ...

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Classic White Bread Recipe

Classic White Bread Recipe

April 27th, 2010  | Category: Bread


I always feel like I've accomplished something grand when I bake bread. I really don't know why. Considering some of the recipes I've tackled in the past, it certainly doesn't rank high on the difficulty scale. For instance, nothing would compare to these croissants. You don't need to break the recipe down to multiple days as I did with this chocolate cake. Juicing a stubborn fruit isn't ...

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Focaccia and Sunday Brunch

Focaccia and Sunday Brunch

August 08th, 2008  | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch


Ever since Vera read my Kasimpasa Food Market post, we have been planning to visit the market and put together a feast with the produce available at the stands that week. But as we started emailing each other about the brunch menu, we realized that the shopping would leave us with very little preparation time. So we ditched the idea of shopping and started planning how on earth ...

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Bagels

Bagels

March 23rd, 2008  | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch


I am feeling homesick. It has been 3 years, 5 months and 11 days since I last visited San Francisco. Old tricks run short nowadays. Cruising rentals in the Marina at Craigslist just doesn't cut it. I am getting bored watching the "Weeping Women" and the sandwich shack on the Marina Green. I am constantly on the look out for other peeping opportunities. A recent discovery is ...

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Chocolate Brioche

Chocolate Brioche

December 27th, 2007  | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch, Chocolate


Inspiration comes in mysterious ways. Who would have thought that dropping a piece of brioche into a jar of Nutella would lead to such a delicious discovery? OK, maybe it is not the greatest discovery, but chocolate definitely takes the classic brioche recipe to the next level. The level where chocoholics and gluttons like me meet up and stuff our faces with a whole brioche loaf and laugh ...

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