Petit Pains au Lait (French Milk Bread)

If you’re looking to add another bread to your baking repertoire, then this Petit Pains au Lait should be the next one!

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As long as we are talking about bread baking, you must know that it does not get any easier than these soft petit pains au lait rolls.

These french milk bread rolls are pleasantly soft and spongy and an absolute delight to devour. Traditionally studded with pearl sugar, these rolls are meant to be had at breakfast or with chilled milk. However, if your taste buds call for something spicy, you can easy swap out the sugar for your favorite choice of herbs and spices, while retaining the dough and the process of shaping the rolls. The typical “tooth mark” on these rolls give them a differently gorgeous look.

Although you can rely on all purpose flour to give you a spongy texture that we all love, it is recommended that you try to get your hands on some strong bread flour. And if you want an alternative, vital wheat gluten can help with the gluten content in the dough, thus making it elastic and spongy. Then again – if you are just starting out – don’t even bother. I used neither bread flour nor VWG, and I still found these rolls to be great.   (more…)

S’mores Cookies

This recipe for S’mores Cookies calls for very few ingredients and makes for one of the best little treats ever!

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This is like your everyday quintessential vanilla cookies recipe.

The only difference is that is one is better.

Butterscotch flavor runs through every bite, while the crushed graham crackers give an additional crunch to the cookie. And marshmallows and chocolate chunks take it up a notch. Who doesn’t like bite sized pieces of s’more-y goodness? You could skip the marshmallow and chocolate topping to make butterscotch cookies too. But why would you? The addition on top is what makes these cookies better than your average sugar cookies.   (more…)

No-Knead Garlic Rolls

Simple overnight, no-knead garlic rolls with extra chili!

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Some recipes are borrowed, some passed down and some – like the recipe for these no-knead garlic rolls – are invented by my over imaginative brain.

There is a lot of thinking about food going on in my head all the time. I’ve been branded an obsessive foodie by many. And why should I be embarrassed about it? Yes – I may not seem normal to my next door neighbor; who cannot fathom why my eyes pop out when I smell beautiful onions caramelizing or when I see mint leaves growing right outside in the garden like there’s no tomorrow! The truth is – my brain goes into a recipe overdrive every time I see or get my hands on fresh ingredients.

One day, I got myself some fresh, subtly pungent garlic cloves and plucked green chilies from my chili pot… and got to thinking about all the classic possibilities I could make with 2 most commonly used ingredients. I had made numerous variations of the garlic bread before. The one thing all of them involved was – KNEADING. While there isn’t anything wrong with getting some elbow grease, wouldn’t we all like to do away with the kneading a few times? After a few different attempts, I finally made some super soft rolls with a dough that barely involved any kneading!

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Hershey’s Kisses Cookies

These simple Hershey’s Kisses Cookies are cute little sweet treats for any occasion.

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I made these cookies over a year ago! Sometime in 2014, actually. I found these pictures in my hard drive and memories came flooding back! These are gloriously tasty, easy to prepare and so much fun to eat!

Taking the concept from the basic thumbprint cookies, I stuffed a Hershey’s Kiss in the impression instead of Jam or something else. I didn’t expect it to work – honestly. I thought that the chocolate would melt while baking and become a mess. But to my delight, these cookies came out of the oven – smelling divine AND retaining their shapes.

The secret is to freeze the Hershey’s Kisses ahead of time. That way, they wouldn’t disintegrate and melt while baking. Moreover, when you remove the baking sheet out of the oven, have patience. Do not attack the cookies immediately. Give the Hershey’s Kisses a chance to set into the cookie impression. And when the cookies have cooled completely, you will have an amazing combination of Hershey’s Kisses and Vanilla Cookies.

Now – you have to admit – Hershey’s Kiss on a Cookie is wayyyy better than just a regular cookie!    (more…)