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birthday treats

I like to show my love with baked goods. For our first birthday weekend of the season, we started with some fluffy biscuits for breakfast.

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Next, we had some chocolate chip cookies for snacking.

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And then we had our showstopper, a yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

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And now we need to stock up on Halloween candy.

focaccia with rosemary

Focaccia is fun to make, because you get to poke it and make the little dimples all over. Its also super delicious from the oven. Soft but a little crispy around the edges from the oil. We have a ton of rosemary growing, so I was able to use very fresh herbs. I based mine on this recipe.

Our living room gets a lot of afternoon summer sun, so its the preferred dough rising area, but its been cloudy lately. So I tucked the dough into the blankets to rise.

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I think that the herbs we grow smell the best, but I’m extremely biased. I want to try to make a wreath with all our sage soon.

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And here we have the final product. I want to start a petition that the fat chunks of pepper is the only pepper allowed. Its my favorite.

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so many biscuits

We’ve been testing different sourdough biscuit recipes. I wake up a tiny bit earlier, so I’ll have time to mix up a batch after our morning run. This part is crucial for controlling leftovers. No one in the office will turn down a warm, homemade biscuit first thing in the morning.

Our favorite biscuits are the super flaky ones, but we are still perfecting our ideal recipe. In the meantime, we need to stock up on more jam!

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sourdough/ week fourteen

This is a walnut bread. It always happens that we run out of honey when making bread. In my head, molasses is also a sticky sweet substance, so I usually top it off with that.

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I was super impressed with how well it puffed up. Its proofing box magic.

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These turned out a little blurry, but it looks like a legit slice of bread! With the little ridge on top and everything. Just like the professionals.

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And then we made some super awesome grilled cheeses!

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