Nanaimo Bars in 100 easy steps

January 26th, 2010  |  36 Comments

Every once in a while a Daring Bakers Challenge will come up that isn’t so much a test of skill as it it a test of patience. All the steps in the recipe are easy. It’s just that there are a lot of steps. And I don’t mind putting aside a couple of hours of […]


Linzer Cookies

January 23rd, 2010  |  36 Comments

Consider today the beginning of a cookie revolution. This cookie will raise the bar on all other cookies in a way that will make you wish you never met this cookie. All others will be poor stepchildren of this cookie. You will look upon your old favorites with a whistful expression that will say “I […]


Farmer’s Bread

January 13th, 2010  |  27 Comments

Bread seems to be a category of its own. True, it falls under the “baking” umbrella, but artisan bread bakers snatched up the craft and dragged it to their own specialty bake shops. These people are bread whisperers. They can speak to the dough, smell its needs, and anticipate its every gurgle. They “feed” it […]