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So, at the age of 32, I’m finally entering the world of bread baking AND I’m doing it from scratch AND I’m doing it without the help of a bread machine. Fun times! I’ve had it on my list of things to learn how to do, and so, I guess you’re never too old to start learning new skills, eh?

So, this is the result of my bread baking excursion :) Two yummy loaves of white bread! I’m sure I’ll get into other fancier and healthier versions of bread, but you might as well start with a simple, basic white bread recipe to begin!

I would say this recipe is amazingly delicious, soft and fluffy on the inside, with a nice crispy crunch on the outside. I will definitely keep this recipe and recommend it to all of you who want to start learning how to bake bread! If it didn’t intimidate me (and I get intimidated by multiple-step baking), then you can do it too!

The best part is the punching-the-dough part which you do in the middle of the process. Oh, it was VERY satisfying… So, I’ll stop rambling and share the recipe with you now:  Continue Reading

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So, I’ve gone to Chocolate Heaven this week, and below I’m going to reveal to you a little bit o’ this heaven. May you salivate in the presence of this magnificent deliciousness:

A little foretaste of the delights of Heaven

The other day, my friend Missy came over and introduced me to Mr. Chocolate Carrot Cake. We became fast friends. Let’s just say I have made close acquaintance with this delectable noble Sir of all Baked Goods.

Doth Alison exaggerate? No, indeed I cannot. I shant lead you on. I most assuredly am speaking the truth. This cake is most agreeable and I dare say, supremely delightful.  Continue Reading