Category Archives: Baking

A bite of the past, in present tense

Monday, Aug. 14, 2023 When I was a kid in New York about 60 years ago my grandmother in the Bronx bought crescent-shaped cookies that were gently crisp and had a licorice-y taste. They were Stella D’oro anisette toasts, made … Continue reading

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In Which Our Novice Baker Finally Achieves The Bagel Of His Dreams

With not that much effort, you can go back in time. Continue reading

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I Don’t Care If My Flour Tortillas Look Like Amoebas. I Am Never Buying Them At The Store Again.

In which our novice baker discovers a wonder of the ancient civilization. Continue reading

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Let The Bagel Be Unbroken

A perfect bagel recipe but imperfect shaping results in strange breadfellows. Continue reading

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