Category: Savory Baking

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Sourdough Mother Dough

Whole Wheat Sour Dough Loaves with Sunflower Seads

I really tried to give Peter Reinhart’s sourdough recipe priority over others.  And I loved the whole wheat sourdough bread I made with his mother dough.  It was dense, filling and texturally interesting. But Better Half, and those of my kids who do agree to eat whole wheat bread, kept on asking politely why can’t I make
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Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread with Sunflower and Other Seeds לחם שאור מחיטה מלאה עם גרעיני חמניות וקימל

Whole Wheat Sunflower Seed Sour Dough

This recipe is an extremely dangerous one.  Once you get the hang of it, this bread becomes part of your weekly routine, just like doing laundry or the weekly shopping.  It’s nothing like any bought loaf of bread I’ve ever tasted and it’s really not at all difficult to make. You can never tire of this
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Savta Esther’s Tuna Casserole מאפה פסטה וטונה של סבתא אסתר

Savtas Tuna Casserole Cover

As we all know, you don’t only marry the person you (hopefully) chose to but also his or her family.  And in my case, his (complex, well-defined and somewhat uncompromising) food issues too. At first, I discovered there were certain foods he just won’t eat.  Take tomatoes, for example.  Aside from the təˈmɑːtəʊ vs. təˈmeɪtoʊ
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Breaking Bad Challah

Yaffa Challah Dressed Up

I tried quite a few challah recipes over the years.  Egg challah and water challah, cinnamon-raisin and pumpkin, pretzel challah and pull-apart, chocolate chip and whole wheat.  Once you figure out the flour-to- water-to-yeast ratio and master the basic technique, you wonder what’s the fuss all about. Until I tasted Yaffa’s famous challah.   As I was
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Better than Any Homemade Pizza

Divvy Up!

“Step aside please Mam, we need to go through the content of this yellow suitcase.”  Most people let such sentences, coming from a security screener at an airport, go in one ear and out the other.  After all, that’s what security in airports is all about.  They follow policies, procedures and checklists, and unless one
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