Category Archives: Baking

Liquid weights

It could be because I’m a chemist, but I love using a kitchen scale when I’m baking. The Williams-Sonoma Baking Book (which I’m working my way through) includes weight measurements for solid ingredients like flour and sugar… but not for … Continue reading

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Cinnamon-Raisin Whole-wheat Waffles

I’m still looking for a quick waffle recipe that I love… Lesya thought this one was good. I thought it was ok. Adapted From Dorie Greenspan’s Waffles. Ingredients Raisins, 100 g (more is ok) 4 T butter, melted Flour, 155 … Continue reading

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Zucchini Pie

During my Napoleon torte lesson, Teta Olya fed me a lunch of borshch and zucchini pie. Deelish!! Here’s a quick and dirty recipe for the zucchini pie, which is apparently well known as a borshch accompaniment. 3 small zucchini, chopped … Continue reading

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German Chocolate Cake

I admittedly spend a fair amount of time reading blogs about food. And yes, Lesya makes fun of me for spending so much time reading relative to the time I spend actually cooking (and she’s well-justified for doing so). And … Continue reading

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Rhubarb compote and Mother’s Day

I think I should feel lucky to be able to spend part of the weekend cooking and baking for both my wife and my mother on Mother’s Day weekend. Perhaps I was too ambitious, but here was the menu for … Continue reading

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Ricotta

Here’s an entry based on a project that Lesya did in the kitchen… Go Lesya!! We wanted some cheese to put in our Easter basket for the Easter blessing. You do get your Easter basket blessed, the one holding your … Continue reading

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Buttermilk pancakes

Admittedly, we love our sourdough pancakes, which I wrote about not too long ago. But sometimes I need something different, like the yeasted waffles that I’ve started exploring. So today I tried out the buttermilk pancakes found in the book … Continue reading

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Belgian waffles

I’ve been on a waffle kick lately for our Sunday morning breakfasts. (Pronounced ‘breakfastses’ of course!) I’ve tried a few various recipes, and they all seem good but not great. I’m in search of great. Looking further, I’ve run across … Continue reading

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Wrapping up 2011

Here are my last two topics from 2011, which as I mentioned, I never got around to writing about but which I wanted to post about briefly. First, the home-made chocolate lady fingers which were part of a Bavarian Cream … Continue reading

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Ski Chalet Gingerbread House

For Christmas 2010, Lesya bought one of those gingerbread house “kits”, probably at BJ’s for $12.99. Maybe she even bought two of them, one for each of our girls. But in my typical fashion, I thought the kits were totally … Continue reading

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