with Greg Patent, Award Winning Cookbook Author

Author: Greg Patent

Cookbook: A Baker’s Odyssey

Cookbook: A Baker’s Odyssey

A Baker’s Odyssey is a rich collection of recipes and culinary history, all gleaned from my exhaustive research in the American home kitchens of immigrants from around the world. Through his travels across the country, Patent learned the secrets to traditional baked goods originating from […]

100 Percent Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread made with a Stand Mixer

100 Percent Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread made with a Stand Mixer

The flat beater of a KitchenAid mixer does an excellent job of making a light-textured 100 percent whole wheat sandwich loaf.

100% Whole Wheat Food Processor Sandwich Bread Explained

100% Whole Wheat Food Processor Sandwich Bread Explained

For the recipe click here In my last post I featured a recipe for a light-textured 100% whole wheat loaf made with a food processor. It’s an extraordinary bread. I make it at least once a week,  and once you try your hand at it, […]

100% Whole Wheat Food Processor Sandwich Bread

100% Whole Wheat Food Processor Sandwich Bread

For detailed instructions click here The very idea of a light-textured, flavorful, sandwich bread made entirely with 100% whole wheat flour and no white flour is no longer just an idea; it’s a reality. How is this possible? Kneading whole wheat bread dough by hand […]

Chocolate Party Layer Cake

Chocolate Party Layer Cake

Chocolate Party Layer Cake adds a festive presence to any party. The quick-mix cocoa batter takes 4 minutes of beating with an electric mixer and the cocoa cream frosting is ready in half that time.

Open Sesame Pie

Open Sesame Pie

I first baked “Open Sesame Pie” in 1954 soon after the recipe won the Grand Prize of $25,000 at Pillsbury’s 6th Grand National Bake-Off. As a 15-year-old, I just had to bake this pie because of two ingredients: sesame seeds and dates. I grew up […]

Easy Asparagus Quiche

Easy Asparagus Quiche

When I haven’t made up my mind what to cook for dinner, I usually let the vegetables in the market guide me. Recently, asparagus won me over. To me, it’s the queen of vegetables, and I felt that the queen deserved to be celebrated in […]

Gâteau Breton. A fabulous Butter Cake from France.

Gâteau Breton. A fabulous Butter Cake from France.

I went wild over this cake when I tasted it for the first time at Bell’s, a French bistro in Los Alamos, California. Its butteriness and shortbread-like texture are what made me an instant fan. How can a cake with only four ingredients be so […]

California Passion Fruit Bars

California Passion Fruit Bars

The first time anyone tastes something new, the moment can become etched in memory. This is true, of course, if it’s a “Wow, I want more of that” event or possibly quite the opposite. My Wow Moment happened in Hawaii when I bit into a […]

Fallen Chocolate Soufflé Cake

Fallen Chocolate Soufflé Cake

Here’s a special dessert for Valentine’s Day. It’s a special kind of soufflé — a flourless gluten-free cake, actually — that is meant to fall before serving. How much fun is that? It’s similar to a classic soufflé batter but contains a goodly amount of […]