Christmas Stollen with Marzipan and Rum Frangipane Filling

Christmas Stollen with Marzipan

The title of this post is a bit of a mouthful, I know. But I didn’t want you to think this was just any old stollen. First, I baked this stollen in honor of the Bon Appetit holiday bake-off and party, which I was super thrilled to be asked to participate in. Second, I think [...]

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup 2009

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup 2009

Here are some seasonal ideas culled from Brooklyn Farmhouse for your Thanksgiving meal – from starters to sides to dessert. I don’t include a turkey recipe because I always make Tom Colicchio’s Herb Butter Turkey – it’s the best. Happy Thanksgiving! Starters and Nibbles Spicy Crock-Pot Apple Butter – Serve with cheddar or brie (or [...]

Antique Recipe: Bacon Muffins

Bacon Muffins

The Bacon Muffin is brought to you as part of a series on Brooklyn Farmhouse that showcases ye olde recipes from antique cookbooks. Sometimes recipes in old cookbooks can be a bit tricky, with unclear measurements (“a teacup”) or instructions. I have solved that problem for you by culling through my soon-to-be-vast collection of antique [...]

Irish Soda Bread with Brown Butter, Rosemary, and Black Pepper

Irish Soda Bread with Brown Butter, Rosemary, and Black Pepper

Being a quarter Irish myself (I didn’t get the name “Megan Colleen” for nuttin’), this is my nod to the most American of Irish holidays, St. Patrick’s Day. Rather than a post on green beer and corned beef, I thought I’d keep it simple with a recipe that is surprisingly quick and easy. (And what’s [...]

Whole Wheat Blueberry-Oat Scones

A pile of whole wheat blueberry-oat scones

This is a recipe that comes out of an effort to eat less white flour, combined with a craving for scones. Although they contain quite a bit of butter, the scones are still fairly healthy with the addition of whole wheat flour, oats, blueberries, and yogurt. A bit of powdered ginger doesn’t overwhelm the flavor [...]

King Cake

King Cake for Mardi Gras

One of my closest friends is from New Orleans, and last year we made King Cake together to celebrate Mardi Gras. She has since moved to Seattle, but I miss her and thought that I’d make King Cake again this year, in honor of her and of New Orleans. King Cake is basically a type [...]

Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza with Fresh Basil

I know that there are some strong opinions out there about pizza – so pizza fanatics (you know who you are), don’t give me too much grief. I’m happy to hear what you have to say: just be gentle with me. I’m sensitive. As a preemptive defense I say, c’mon, give me a break – [...]

Antique Recipe: Sally Lunn

Sally Lunn

This recipe is part of a new series here on Brooklyn Farmhouse that showcases ye olde recipes from antique cookbooks. When I graduated culinary school, my husband bought me a boatload of antique cookbooks to add to my budding collection. The books range widely in age – from the turn of the (last) century to [...]

Homemade Corn Tortillas

A stack of homemade corn tortillas

I was always intimidated by the prospect of making my own corn tortillas. It seemed really complicated and difficult. Well, I’m here to tell you that it is actually quite easy: you just need the proper tools to do it. I highly recommend getting a tortilla press:  unless you’re a Mexican granny with awesome tortilla-rolling [...]

Homemade Pita

Pita still puffy from the oven

These pita are thick and toothy – not like those puny pitas you get in the grocery store. I bake them on a pizza stone, but if you don’t have one, bake them directly on the oven rack. Serve with hummus or bean dip, or top with a salad and a few dollops of goat [...]

Cheddar-Sage Biscuits

Cheddar-Sage Biscuits

I am on a lifelong quest to make the world’s best biscuit. I don’t think I’d even gotten close until I made these – with butter I made myself and the real buttermilk from the butter-making process. I don’t understand the chemistry behind it, but for some reason these biscuits rose higher and were way [...]

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