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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Homemade Granola Recipe

Homemade Granola Recipe

February 27th, 2008  | Category: Breakfast and Brunch


If we don't count the several cups of coffee, I really don't have a habit of eating breakfast. And I know it's bad. Very very bad. While I am doing my best to get into the habit of feeding myself something nutritional every morning, I haven't had much success in the past. Traditional Turkish breakfast dishes such as feta cheese and tomatoes in olive oil, honey and ...

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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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What to do with leftover Brioche 2

What to do with leftover Brioche 2

September 13th, 2007  | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch


You baked it. Then you cut it into small rectangles, toasted it and turned it into a delicious dessert. What's next? You cut it into slices, place them in a toaster and then top it with your favorite ingredients. I spread Nutella on anything edible, so it was a no brainer. Sprinkle of pistachios adds both color and extra flavor. Then some homemade sour cherry jam. Simple and delicious. ...

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My first Brioche

My first Brioche

September 07th, 2007  | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch


Whenever I decide to go on a diet, something comes along and makes it impossible to carry on. Last week, it was my first brioche experiment to blame. I don't usually crave bread, so I thought I was safe. Well, so much for that diet. As soon as I smelled the yeast in the kitchen, I knew I was in trouble. How could I ever think that ...

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