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thin crust pizza

Thin Crust Pizza

What can be more fun than pizza night? it’s the kids favorite dinner and I have to say I really like it as well, we usually make the thin crust pizza which is my preferred version. The thing about pizza is that you don’t need to be a super baker in order get it right, […]

chocolate babka

Chocolate babka

Chocolate babka is one of those legendary cakes you’re forcing yourself to stop eating because it’s so good. The perfect coffee cake, my wife calls it, can’t argue there, it is one of the best. The dough of this cake is a buttery rich yeasted dough, the butter is not layered as the Danish dough, […]

pistachio paste

Homemade Pistachio paste

There are some products, especially the high-end ones that you think, wow it’s expensive but totally worth it because I can’t possibly make this at home, Pistachio paste is not one of them. In fact, making a pistachio paste at home is not much more difficult than let’s say making a vinaigrette sauce, or tapenade […]

gluten free pistachio cookies

Gluten Free Crispy Pistachio Cookies

Pistachios are one of my favorite grains, its natural fat along with super aroma and crunchiness makes a winner flavor, so you can see why I’m trying to integrate pistachio into as many recipes as possible. I was asked by a friend to bring gluten free pistachio cookies to a dinner party, usually the gluten free cookies […]

3 stage rye sourdough bread

3 Stage Rye Sourdough Bread

The 3 stage rye sourdough bread is a kind of loaf you need to have patience in order to get it right, the process of making this bread takes from a day and a half to 2 days. Between each building there is a different time gap, each with its purpose of producing a healthy […]

Sourdough Rye with walnuts bread

Sourdough Rye with walnuts bread

I’ve always been a big fan of bread with walnuts, I think it’s the nutty flavor that really compliments the earthy deep feeling a good bread have, especially a good sourdough one. In this sourdough rye with walnuts bread the rye culture supply the yeast to our first built of the bread, this will impact most about the flavor […]

sourdough culture

Homemade Sourdough Culture

Whether you’re a home baker or a professional one, sourdough culture is one of the cornerstones of bread making and poses a challenge for all of us. I started in making sourdough cultures for my breads a few years ago but even though I am familiar with the sourdough maintenance, it is still a big commitment […]

self-rising flour

Baking powder

Using baking powder in baking is quite common and contribute to the texture of the pastry, no doubt about that, let’s dig into this powder a bit to understand its role in baking and how to use it better. Baking powder is so common we hardly stop and ask what’s in this chemical powder that makes […]

self-rising flour

How To Make Self-Rising Flour at Home

I had a different conception of self-rising flour in the past. I always thought it had some sort of proofing agents that are not accessible for the home baker to make at home. I was very wrong, self rising flour is just your usual all-purpose flour mixed with baking powder and salt, nothing more to it. Advantages in […]

Grandma's cheesecake

Grandma’s cheesecake

I’ve made quite a few cheesecakes over the years, starting from the heavy New York cheesecake, light baked cheesecake, strawberry cheesecake, chocolate cheesecake etc. however I always go back to my simple grandma’s cheesecake, because for me this is the winner cheesecake recipe of them all. The idea in this recipe is simple, low-medium fat cheese of […]

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