The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

May 23, 2012
by Melissa
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A wagon full of strawberries.

Strawberry season is starting to wind down in my part of Virginia, but I took full advantage of it this year. Or as full advantage as a person with a small freezer can take. Since I started canning a lot … Continue reading

May 22, 2012
by Melissa
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French bread and other delights.

When we were in Paris on vacation last month, we were fortunate enough to be able to frequent Poilâne, a famous French bakery, nearly every day. Their shop near The Eiffel Tower was just a block from a metro stop … Continue reading

February 6, 2012
by Melissa
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I no longer fail at making bread pudding.

It’s only 37 days into 2012 and I’ve already successfully cooked several things I had never cooked before and as of yesterday, I finally made a decent batch of bread pudding. In fact, this batch of bread pudding is so … Continue reading

January 30, 2012
by Melissa
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Making marshmallows is magical.

Last week I wrote a blog post stating that 2012 would be a year of fearless cooking. In that post, I listed a number of things I’d like to cook or bake for the first time ever. This week, I … Continue reading