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what is sourdough starter
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What is sourdough starter?

Family Traditions So how does one answer the question “What is sourdough starter”? Sourdough starter is so much more than the sum of its ingredients. Since sourdough starter is often passed down from generation to generation it often represents family traditions, relationships, and community ties. Each starter has its own personality and texture-based upon moisture …

easy sugar cookies

Simple Sugar Cookie Recipe

  Simple Sugar Cookie Recipe This is a tried and true simple sugar cookie recipe that is perfect for any occasion. 2 cups Unsalted Butter 2 cups Granulated Sugar 2 Eggs 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 2 tsp Lemon Extract (or flavor of choice) 5 ½ to 6 cups All Purpose Flour 3 tsp Baking Powder …

cinnamon cake

Easy Banana Loaf Cake Recipe

Banana Loaf Cake This recipe calls for a larger proportion of Baking Powder to help ‘lift’ the heavier dough created by the mashed bananas. 140 g butter (softened plus extra for greasing the tin) 140 g castor sugar 1 cup of all purpose flour 2 eggs (beaten) 2 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt 1 …

salted carmels

Easy Carmel Candy Recipe

Buttery Caramels by Autumn Carpenter This recipe is quite possibly my favorite of all my Grandmother Mildred Brand’s candy recipes. The caramel is easy to make, buttery, and chewy. These caramels are delightful on their own or make wonderful caramels dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. Use this basic caramel recipe for caramel …



I’m a third generation baker, with a full-time job, three amazing children, and a fantastic husband, which I adore and love deeply. For as long as I can remember I have dreamed of running my own bakery business. I even remember sitting in class thinking up names for my bakery when I was in high …

yeast cakes
Baking Basics

Baking with Yeast

Baking with Yeast I like baking with yeast and I have a real soft spot (and probably a slightly softer belly) for yeasted cake. I cannot be trusted around a Panettone or a slice of Stollen and my penchant for them means that the festive season is a land of temptation that I am not …