Classic Pancakes (Milk or Buttermilk)

By Shiran

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With the option of using either milk or buttermilk, this simple pancake recipe is sure to brighten up any morning. If you asked what breakfast means for me, I wouldn’t even think of eggs and bacon, cheese toast, or oatmeal. Not at all. Rather, I would think of waffles, sweet muesli, or pancakes. And if [...]

Almond Biscotti

By Shiran

Almond Biscotti 230

These cookies are the perfect classic biscotti, full of flavor and with just the right crisp. There are 2 words I know in the Italian language: dolce (obviously) and biscotti. At least, I hope the second one is a word! Biscotti are classic Italian cookies that are known for being hard and crispy and are [...]

Chocolate Sable Cookies

By Shiran

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With an intense chocolate flavor, these classic French cookies are crumbly, tender, and take shortbread to a whole new level. The first time I tasted chocolate sable cookies, I wasn’t actually in France, but in Miette’s Bakery in San Francisco. It was love at first bite, and let me tell you why. I’m usually not [...]

How to Make a Lattice Pie Crust

By Shiran

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Making a pretty lattice crust for pies is much easier than you may think, and takes less than 5 minutes to prepare. After posting my favorite pie crust recipe and apple pie recipe this week, I had to post about how to make a lattice crust because (1) I know you want me to, (2) [...]

Perfect Caramel Apple Pie

By Shiran

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With its buttery, flaky crust and creamy caramel filling, this is a perfect apple pie that’s sure to please year after year. There’s something magical about apple pies. They provide an inherently cozy, homey, relaxing feeling. It’s like I can take a bite and instantly forget about all my problems – which is exactly what [...]

How to Slice Apples for Pie

By Shiran

Cutting Apple For Pies (7)

Equal sized apples are essential for apple pie in order for them to cook evenly. You don’t want a mixture of hard and mushy bits, but instead to have a perfect and evenly tender texture. First, you’ll need to peel the apples. Then, using a sharp knife, slice one side of the apple as closely [...]

Perfect Pie Crust

By Shiran

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Buttery, crisp and flaky, this is a good old-fashioned pie crust recipe, also known as pate brisee. Scroll down for step-by-step recipe with photos and a short printable version. Everyone has their own favorite pie crust. I like mine buttery, crisp, and flaky. This one is an old, simple recipe that I’ve been using for [...]

Fig Jam

By Shiran

Fig Jam 230

This sweet fig jam is so easy to make at home! With its unique taste, it goes perfect with either sweet or savory dishes like scones, muffins, breads, or cheeses. So this is it – the last figs of the season. With the ridiculous amount I enthusiastically bought since the season started, plus the countless [...]

Fig Scones

By Shiran

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Light, rich, delightful scones with figs and a bit of honey. Not long back from France, I’ve already booked my next trip. What can I say, I love traveling the world! Destination: London Time: September Current mood: Ecstatic! The last time I was in London (far too long ago), I remember eating a scone each [...]

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