Honey Whole-Wheat Bread

I've been cooking a lot of bread recently, but for anyone who is a bit too intimidated by creating a starter, here is a really simple and delcious bread recipe you can try.  Get your feet wet and maybe after you've made some delicious loaves of bread, you'll be ready to be a bit more adventurous.  If not, this bread is amazing anyway.

Wild Yeast Sourdough

As you've probably noticed, I am a big fan of easy, simple, quick recipes that turn out looking much harder than they actually are.  This recipe is not any of that. While it does not have a long ingredient list and in theory is fairly straightforward, it ends up being kind of a hassle.

Tempeh Sukiyaki

One of my favorite cookbooks growing up was Betty Crocker's International Cookbook.  I absolutely loved it.  I liked to plan themed meals out of it where every dish was from the same country.  It had lots of pictures and little blurbs about each dish.  When I moved away from home I made my mom copy a bunch of my favorite recipes and Sukiyaki was one of them.

Cherry Crumble

I got some amazing fresh cherries in my fruit share.  Cherries are the ultimate summer fruit and I love them.

Nectarine Galette

If you love pies and flaky crusts but haven't had much success previously with them, this is the recipe for you. It is the easiest recipe I have encounter that falls into the tart/pie catagory. On second thought, if you aren't allergic to nectarines or almonds, this is probably the recipe for you.

Sweet Chili-Lime Tofu with Arugula and Quinoa

And now, for something completely different.
I know, I know.  There isn't anything in this dish that is baked, and this is the bionic baker, after all.  Don't worry, I haven't entirely jumped the shark here.  I'll still be posting lots of baked goods (I have a delicious nectarine tart for tomorrow).   However I am going to start including some food that is not necessarily baked.

Honey Cake

This cake has a long ingredient list but is, quite literally, a piece of cake (tee-hee).  It has a lovely honey and spice flavor.  I think a vanilla cream cheese frosting could be a really nice addition.

Pizza with Arugula

It is the second week in July and this is only my third post, how terrible of me.  I meant to update more but then the weather hit 90 degrees and really, who wants to bake when it is 90 degrees outside.

Chocolate Stout Brownies

Chocolate and stout go together amazingly well (see Chocolate Stout Cupcakes).  Stout is made from grain (malt or barley) that is roasted. As both coffee and chocolate require roasting beans, so the flavors have similar aspects that make them pair really well together.  But this is all academic, all you really need to know is how wonderful these brownies taste!

Berry Coffee Cake

I baked this coffee cake on Friday.  I meant to post about it this weekend and then was just too busy having an amazing weekend.  I hope everyone had as wonderful of a 4th as I did, despite the pouring rain.  It is Seattle, after all.  If it didn't rain on the 4th of July no one would know what to do with themselves.