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About Created by Carlene

I am retired and live in Southern California with my husband, two black cats, Sadie and Samantha, and Thor the Standard Poodle mix.

BWJ Semolina Bread

I loved this bread!  I put the sponge ingredients together and took off for my morning walk and visit to the farmers market.    When I returned, about 2 1/2 hours later, I had a nice bubbly sponge.  I put the … Continue reading

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BWJ Hazelnut Biscotti

This is a great biscotti recipe.  It was easy to make and the result was excellent! I did not vary at all from the recipe, but I really think that next time I will add some chocolate chunks.  Hazelnut and … Continue reading

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BWJ French Strawberry Cake

This is strawberry shortcake presented in a beautiful cake.  I must admit that I was a bit intimidated by this recipe.  But it really wasn’t as hard as it sounded.  You start with the Genoise cake.  This was the first … Continue reading

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BWJ Oasis Naan

Tuesdays with Dori’s recipe for this week was flat bread, but I didn’t exactly get flat bread.  What I had was good and we ate it all, but it wasn’t very flat. I only made half the recipe because there … Continue reading

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BWJ Pecan Sticky Buns

I love pecan sticky buns!  However, these are not your average sticky buns.  These buns were the assignment for this week’s  Tuesdays with Dorie.  They are made with brioche dough–a rich yeasted dough with eggs and lots of butter.  I … Continue reading

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ITJB Bakery Challah

This beautiful Challah is from “Inside the Jewish Bakery“, page 26.  I have been baking along with the challenge on The Fresh Loaf  .  The goal is to bake every recipe in this book.   I haven’t had time to complete … Continue reading

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BWJ Lemon Loaf Cake

I love lemon desserts!  This is a dense cake,with a pound cake like texture.  It tastes great with a cup of coffee.  It was extremely easy to make, just mix and bake.  The only part that could be hard is … Continue reading

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BWJ Pizza Rustica

I made a vegetarian version of Pizza Rustica, for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie assignment.  I read the comments of others planning to do a vegetarian version and decided to use roasted red peppers and Kalamata olives.  I was in … Continue reading

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BWJ Irish Soda Bread

I got the baking done in time, but just didn’t get the blog entry done in time to post on Tuesday.  Thank goodness this was very easy or I would not have even done the baking.  This has been one … Continue reading

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ITJB Baking Bialys

Absolutely great tasting Onion bialys– The recipe for these rolls is in the book Inside the Jewish Bakery, page 123.  I’ve been baking along with the challenge for this book on The Fresh Loaf (except for the last three weeks).  … Continue reading

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