Epi Bread- Wheat Stalk Bread

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Learn how to make epi bread also known as wheat stalk bread. This elegant looking loaf is perfect for any holiday table and each piece is easily broken off into individual rolls for easy passing around the table.  Have you ever heard of Epi Bread aka Pain d’Epi, or wheat stalk bread? I only just recently learned about it last year in school, but I am kind of obsessed with it. I love this bread so much for several reasons. One, because it looks so nice sitting on a dinner table. It seems impressive and can almost be a centerpiece …

How to Make Focaccia Bread & Rosemary Garlic Focaccia Recipe

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Learn how to make focaccia bread, the classic Italian flat-bread. The process is simple and creates a high quality bread that can be flavored any variety of ways. This recipe is for rosemary focaccia with garlic and Parmesan. The dough can also be used as a pizza crust. I’ve been doing a lot of bread baking lately. A lot of baking and reading about bread baking. I am fascinated with it. It is so crazy to me what wonderful things can come from such simple ingredients. Not only wonderful things, but such a variety of things. I feel like I could devote my life to …

Homemade Pan Pizza with Perfectly Crispy Crust

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Homemade pan pizza with a perfectly crispy crust can be achieved at home! This recipe and these tips will show you exactly how you can do it and I dare say it is better than take-out!  I haven’t met too many pieces of pizza I didn’t like. Even crappy pizza is good pizza in my book. Especially at 2 am… Now that football season is in full swing and Mr. BB’s Sundays are devoted to obsessing over his fantasy team, he has been asking for game day food. This week his request was for “pan pizza like the kind they make at Domino’s …

Chocolate Almond Cinnamon Rolls with Pearl Sugar and a Waffle Pantry Giveaway

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Hello friends! Today I’m sharing an awesome recipe with you for cinnamon rolls that are stuffed with chocolate and studded with pearl sugar. What is pearl sugar you might be asking? Pearl sugar or nib sugar, are large crystals of sugar. Belgian pearl sugar is most commonly used in making Belgian liege waffles. The large crystals of sugar don’t dissolve into the dough. Instead they create pockets of caramelized crispy bits of sugar in the waffle. You might remember that I made some liege waffles a few months ago. I didn’t have Belgian pearl sugar at the time so I shared …

Braided Cinnamon Sugar Bread

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This beautiful braided cinnamon loaf uses the same dough as the country white loaf bread. It is soft and fluffy and filled with pockets of cinnamon and sugar. You know when you’re in a store and the clerk lays a total sales pitch on you, but tries to sound all non-nonchalant about it? Well I’m that person that knows they are trying to get me to buy the thing but then buy it anyway. Because I mean, what if they are right? What if the thing WILL change my life forever? I just can’t risk not getting it. Well, I’m …

Country White Sandwich Bread

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Learn how to make this beautiful and fluffy country white sandwich bread recipe. No added preservatives, just a good wholesome loaf of bread you will feel good about eating! I have been thinking a lot about the idea of worthiness lately. I recently heard someone say, “There are no prerequisites for worthiness.” This statement hit me hard. And initially I wasn’t even quite sure why. I just couldn’t quit thinking about it. “There are no prerequisites for worthiness.” It just feels powerful. We are constantly questioning and trying to prove our worth. If only I was smarter, or skinnier, or …

Glazed Yeast Donuts

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Donut shop style classic glazed yeast donut recipe. Use the basic sweet yeast dough master recipe so that you can have hot fresh donuts right at home!  Do you call them donuts or doughnuts? I go back and forth on this. I can’t ever decide. I feel like doughnuts sounds more old fashioned (which is an obvious pull for me) but donuts sounds more causal and I think fits the feel of these babies more. Thoughts? Discuss… I have been making my sweet yeast dough master recipe a lot lately and playing around with various recipes that can be a result …

Classic Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Classic Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Use the basic sweet yeast dough recipe to make these tried and true classic cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting.  I teased you with cinnamon rolls last week when I posted my master recipe for basic sweet yeast dough. Then I went to L.A. to see my mom and my sister and totally neglected you and didn’t live up to my promise of posting them. I hope you’ll forgive me! Because I am giving you cinnamon rolls today and then a few other great recipes using this dough coming up! Pinky promise. I won’t let you down this time. If …