A Recipe for Orange Cranberry Soda Bread with White Chocolate ChunksDaniel Hautzinger
March 10, 2023
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the simple but utterly worthwhile soda bread, in a version from Christopher Kimball's Milk Street that is brightened by orange and dried cranberries and slightly sweetened by white chocolate chunks.
Semlor, King Cake, and Pancakes: Indulgent Treats to Enjoy on Fat Tuesday That Aren't PączkiDaniel Hautzinger
February 16, 2023
Fat Tuesday may now be unofficially known as Pączki Day in Chicago, but there are plenty of other treats to enjoy on a day when Christians traditionally used up fat and meat before entering a period of fasting.
Rhubarb Upside-Down CakeDaniel Hautzinger
February 15, 2023
This recipe is meaningful to me because it's a true celebration of spring! The color is cheery and rhubarb season is a delightful precursor to the summer produce season.
The Naperville Baker Making Stunning Cakes That Offer Indonesians Across the Country a Taste of HomeDaniel Hautzinger
January 20, 2023
The Indonesian cake kue lapis legit is difficult to find in America because of its laborious process of baking twenty individual layers, but Ollyvia Putri bakes and sends them and other Indonesian treats across the country, especially at the Lunar New Year.
Klein's Bakery & Cafe Provides a Taste of Home at the Holidays to Venezuelans in ChicagoDaniel Hautzinger
December 16, 2022
At the holidays, Klein's Bakery & Cafe offers two Venezuelan must-haves for Christmas: the tamale-like hallacas, and pan de jamón. Hallacas are typically made as part of a big family in Venezuela, but Klein's helps immigrants have a taste of their traditional holiday experience even in Chicago.
Swedish Cinnamon Buns with a Cardamom-Spiced Dough from 'America's Test Kitchen'Daniel Hautzinger
December 6, 2022
As the end of year Swedish holiday St. Lucia's Day approaches, try a not-too-sweet, nuanced Swedish cinnamon bun whose dough is spiced with cardamom. This America's Test Kitchen version of the recipe utilizes a technique from East Asia that keeps the dough moist and light but not sticky.
Blueberry TorteDaniel Hautzinger
August 16, 2022
This recipe has been on our family Fourth of July table for years and years. It just wouldn't be the Fourth without it. All will enjoy! Nana came up with the recipe and for her it has been named Nana’s Torte.
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup softened butter
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla
Blueberry pie filling or homemade blueberry topping (blueberries cooked down with cornstarch to thicken)
This Buckwheat Brownie Recipe Showcases James Beard Award-Winning Baker Greg Wade's Passion for Lesser Known GrainsSamantha Nelson
August 1, 2022
Get a sneak-peak at a forthcoming cookbook from James Beard Award-winning baker Greg Wade with a recipe for buckwheat brownies. He also talks about the new warehouse and retail space at Publican Quality Bread.
A Lemon-Lime Soda Pop Cake from Chicago's Mission-Oriented Bakery Justice of the PiesDaniel Hautzinger
June 8, 2022
Maya-Camille Broussard loved eating 7-Up cake at her cousin's after school. Now the James Beard Award-nominated baker, whose Justice of the Pies bakery runs culinary workshops for children and donates food, shares a recipe for that childhood treat.
A Hamantashen Recipe with a Mexican Twist from Masa MadreDaniel Hautzinger
March 14, 2022
Chicago's Masa Madre combine their co-owners' Mexican and Jewish cultures in their baked goods, including in this recipe for hamantashen with Mexican candy flavors for Purim.
Phil Ponce's Favorite Cookie RecipeDaniel Hautzinger
December 20, 2018
Try a recipe for Phil Ponce's favorite cookie, his wife's oatmeal cookie. "This has been my go-to cookie throughout my adult life. Ann knows if she makes these I will be happy for days," he says. "Definitely my death-bed cookie."
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