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A few years ago I left off my research into historical gastronomy when it became clear that I was onto an idea bigger than the project could contain — a set of interlocking ideas, really, about craft and the body. … Continue reading
As often happens, I started with a recipe from the King Arthur Flour 200th Anniversary Cookbook and then tweaked it until I got what I wanted. A note: the orange juice gives the bread great flavor, but leaves it a … Continue reading
These are the buns I bake every year for Easter morning breakfast. The recipe is adapted from The King Arthur Flour 200th Anniversary Cookbook, but the combination of spices and flavorings is borrowed from a bun I ate years ago … Continue reading
The cake is simply a 1-2-3-4 cake made with buttermilk for richness and a bit of tang, so if you’ve baked a cake before, the technique ought to be comfortable. The addition of cranberries and a crumb topping makes it … Continue reading
You can eat these any time, for breakfast or as a snack or with a meal, but they make a brilliant basis for strawberry shortcake. For a variation, try replacing the ginger with a teaspoon or two of cardamom.