Fougasse aux Herbes de Provence

March 25, 2014
IMG_9873wbFEELING INSPIRED by a comment from reader Virginia Embry Marx, I recently made Fougasse aux Herbes de Provence. Fougasse (pr. "foo-GAHS") is the French version of Italian focaccia. It's dense and delicious. It's powerfully fragrant. And it's a breeze to make. Read more »

Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread

March 11, 2014
IMG_8264wbI LOVE IRISH SODA BREAD. It's fast. It's easy. Make it with coarsely-ground whole wheat (or "graham") flour and a little brown sugar, as I do, and you'll find it's magically delicious. Read more »

Snowshoe Naan

February 28, 2014
IMG_9125WBWHAT CAN YOU DO with flour, water, milk, yeast and salt? You can turn them into Naan, just as I did this week. Naan is an ancient, Central-Asian flatbread with a wonderfully-wheaty taste and a crisp but chewy texture. I like to form the dough into long “snowshoe” shapes, and serve them with dinner or as an appetizer at parties. The dough is remarkably easy to make, and forming it with wet fingers is two tons of fun. Read more »

Easy Homemade Baguettes

February 17, 2014
IMG_8879WBWHAT'S A BAGUETTE? It's a rope-like loaf with a deep, yeasty aroma, a chewy interior, and a crust that goes Snap! Crackle! Pop! when you bite into it. My easy recipe for this mouthful of music: Read more »

Heavenly Challah (egg bread)

January 27, 2014
IMG_8127WBI'VE BEEN BAKING UP A STORM LATELY, preparing breads for the fourth chapter of my cookbook. Although my editor has advised me not to post every blessed recipe online, I couldn't resist sharing this one for Challah. Why? Because it's too delicious not to share. And because I'm a blabbermouth. Read more »

Perfect Gluten-Free Pancakes

January 9, 2014
IMG_7590SURE, I'm a wheat-eating, gluten-loving foodie. But I love garbanzo bean pancakes. These soft, perfectly-textured breads are gluten-free. They are guilt-free, too, because they contain loads of fiber. And they are knock-your-socks-off delicious. Here's the recipe: Read more »

Cecina (GF Tuscan Flatbread)

September 30, 2013
IMG_3833CECINA -- pronounced "chay-CHEE-na" -- is a Tuscan flatbread composed entirely of garbanzo bean flour, water, and seasonings. It's delicious. It's naturally gluten-free. And it's so easy to make you can wear a blindfold. Read more »