Pastry

Blood Orange & Cocoa Nib Scones

Blood Orange & Chocolate Scones | PDXfoodlove

These scones were such a good idea. Cocoa, cocoa nibs, orange zest, and bright pink glaze is always a bonus.

Cooked up on February 23, 2015

More like this: breakfast | brunch | dessert | under 1 hour | winter

Whole Wheat Almond Scones

Whole Wheat Almond Scones | PDXfoodlove

Have I mentioned how much I love our house? I am sitting here in our piano room/office, surrounded by the furniture, framed pictures, lamps, vases, candles, magazines and more that would normally be in our living/front room. But we are painting the living room right now (a TOTALLY rad color scheme, I might add). This […]

Cooked up on April 28, 2014

More like this: baking | breakfast | brunch | dessert | under 1 hour

Tarte Tatin (Caramel Apple Tart with Puff Pastry)

Tarte Tatin (Caramel Apple Tart)

Ever since I made homemade puff pastry again a few weeks ago, we’ve been pondering when to make this apple tart. The perfect opportunity came this past weekend when my friend Callie and her fiance Aaron came to stay with us! We spent the morning shopping and visiting the Portland Farmers Market. We got ingredients […]

Cooked up on March 18, 2013

More like this: baking | breakfast | brunch | date night | dessert | entertaining | Uncategorized | under 1 hour

Maple Walnut Scones

maple walnut scones

I am not sure why it is that I make muffins more frequently than scones. They are basically very similar, but baked in a different shape. And thankfully they are almost no work. I can make scones and muffins in my sleep. This sometimes means that instead of pursuing a more intensive project, like a […]

Cooked up on January 30, 2013

More like this: baking | bread | breakfast | brunch | pantry | under 1 hour | vegetarian

Dave made amazing cinnamon rolls. Make them for a brunch this weekend.

A few weekends ago, Dave took on the project of making overnight cinnamon rolls. Cinnamon rolls are made of a rich dough – similar to a bread dough but they have butter and eggs inside, and they require some serious proof time. Which means that this is a big project – you need to know […]

Cooked up on September 2, 2011

More like this: baking | breakfast | brunch | Uncategorized

A Big Project with a Big Payoff: Almond Danish Braid Part II

Let me tell you, friends, I am having some crazy adventures this week. I’ve eaten some amazing food, too (don’t worry, I took photos). I’ve eaten some great and delicious things, like a cream puff the size of a softball, and also some things that I’m glad I tried, but probably will not try again, […]

Cooked up on August 13, 2011

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A Big Project with a Big Payoff: Almond Danish Braid Part I

For our lovely beach vacation I wanted to do something special for one of the meals we had at the house. I’ve been reading this book on professional baking – it’s more a textbook than a cookbook – my favorite kind! And I decided to make a Danish braid with almond filling. But if you […]

Cooked up on August 12, 2011

More like this: breakfast | brunch | cookbooks | dessert | Uncategorized

Homemade Pop Tarts. Oh Baby.

This has to be one of our most fun kitchen projects ever. We made homemade pop tarts. Yes. They are that good. It’s like the treat that I enjoyed so much when I was a kid because I didn’t read the back of the box and then ate them in sets of two. Then I […]

Cooked up on July 27, 2011

More like this: breakfast | dessert | snack