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No-Knead Brioche Loaves and Rolls

No-Knead Brioche Loaves and Rolls

When in doubt, bake! that’s my motto, and it’s what I do. You may want to, too. In fact, I encourage you to. The act of baking and the appetizing aromas that you’ll inhale will create happiness and good appetite. So I suggest you bake 

Just the Recipe: New York Style Crumb Cake

Just the Recipe: New York Style Crumb Cake

The main difference between a New York Style crumb cake and any other kind is the size of the crumbs.

Pulla: Finnish Cardamom Raisin Yeast Bread

Pulla: Finnish Cardamom Raisin Yeast Bread

Pulla Cardamom Bread, a national bread of Finland, is popular year-round in Finland. Hits the spot any time of day. For beast results grind the cardamom seeds with a mortar and pestle.

Just the Recipe: Make Palmiers with Quick Puff Pastry

Just the Recipe: Make Palmiers with Quick Puff Pastry

Puff pastry can be turned into all sorts of sweet or savory creations. Here I show you how to make Palmiers, crisp multi-layered French pastries resembling palm leaves.

Just the Recipe: Scottish Shortbread

Just the Recipe: Scottish Shortbread

These buttery crunchy/tender cookies, made only from flour, butter, and sugar, owe their deliciousness to the quality of the butter. So be sure to use the best you can find.

Just the Recipe: Pound Cake

Just the Recipe: Pound Cake

The hallmark of a pound cake is its compact, firm texture produced by vigorous beating of butter and sugar, then eggs, to create millions of tiny air cells that expand in the oven’s heat causing the cake to rise magnificently

Just the Recipe: Chocolate Pecan Meringues

Just the Recipe: Chocolate Pecan Meringues

The original posting of this recipe has a funny baking story from Greg’s childhood. But, if you are looking for just the recipe, here it is! (The original is linked on the page.)

Improvisation. An adventure in cooking.

Improvisation. An adventure in cooking.

I have often said that a recipe is a guide. It’s a road map to success just so long as you follow the described path. When baking, sticking to amounts and methods, especially if it’s the first time you’re making a recipe, is essential. But 

What Is Passion Fruit (Lilikoi)?

What Is Passion Fruit (Lilikoi)?

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 

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie is certainly not a pie but instead is a tender two-layered cake, with a luscious pastry cream filling topped with a dreamy chocolate glaze.

Montana Cooking

Montana Cooking

If you order directly from Greg, you can request that he sign your copy to your specification! This is perfect for gift giving!

Cookbook: Baking in America

Cookbook: Baking in America

In Baking in America I tell the story of America’s history through baking. Wood-burning ovens, the mainstay of seventeenth and eighteenth century kitchens gave way over time to stoves fueled by coal, then gas and electricity. Baking equipment changed, too, most dramatically in the twentieth