Irish Soda Bread, Dairy-Free

This classic quick bread is a must for St. Patrick’s Day, or any day when you need a little comfort ┬ábaking that is also quick. With dairy-challenged folks in my family, a quick bread that has been adapted to use plant-based products is a welcome site, especially if it is pretty to look at! I’ve…

Apple Galette

A sheet of pastry, some apples, and a few other ingredients, and you have a really quick and delicious dessert! A fruit galette bakes up faster than a two-crust pie, and comes together faster as well. Apple is perfect in a galette, and can be enhanced with the addition of other fruits: fresh cranberries, raspberries,…

Rosemary and Lemon Pastry Crust

The addition of fresh herbs to a basic pastry dough makes a remarkable transformation for a simple pie. You will think twice about making a plain shell in the future! In all the cooking classes I’ve held, the one technique that sparks absolute fear in many a heart is the idea of making pastry dough…