Crescent Moon Bread: Pataquetas

Spanish Patequeta

Pataquetas are the traditional bread of Valencia dating back to the 17th century. The bread is shaped into chubby crescent moons and is comparable to ciabatta. It’s baked in a steamy oven that makes the outsides crusty, a little chewy and the insides soft and airy. This was my Baking Partners challenge of the month… 

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Candied Ginger Pumpkin Bread w/ Maple Glaze

Ginger Pumpkin Bread

I baked you this lovely pumpkin bread infused with the zingy flavor of ground ginger and topped with a maple syrup glaze. A task for my monthly Baking Partners Group to celebrate October and all things pumpkin. Pumpkin loves ginger and ginger loves it right back. A happy marriage. I couldn’t help but add a… 

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No-Knead Olive Bread with Whipped Feta Cream Cheese

No-Knead Olive Bread

Rustic peasant bread generously polka-dotted with green and black olive slices. It’s holey texture is held together by a crispy crust that is simply irresistible. One of the best things about it is how easy and fast it comes together with no kneading at all! With 10 minutes of hands on time making homemade bread… 

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Easy Puff Pastry Garlic Knots

Easy Garlic Knots

Flaky, golden-brown, garlic-laden, buttery knots of joy. I love you. These are so much easier than the traditional yeast-risen garlic knots and every bit, if not more, delicious! You can throw them together in less than 20 minutes and after the first time they promise to become a habit. If you’re anything like me, and… 

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French Cheese Puffs (Gougères)

French Laundry Gougeres

Gougères are classic French cheese puffs made from pâte à choux. Think cream puffs. Only savory with cheese in the batter. Light and eggy with rounded, crackly tops and hollow centers that are perfect for filling. These are stuffed with cream cheese, tomato and fresh thyme. Insanely and crazily delicious. Two-bites per puff will leave… 

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