Lispian Random meanderings on whatever catches my fancy

Baking Bonanza
Baking Bonanza

I was under the weather much of the period before Christmas, during Christmas and after Christmas. To add to my joy I seem to have come down with the flu, ruining the start of January and my return to the office where I get to do some wickedly cool work on data analytics. In all, […]

Dave’s Killer Bread
Dave's Killer Bread

As any regular reader will know by now, I love to bake. I’m not a big fan of cakes — or as Chef Faure said during a pastry course, “Gateaus. I’m sick of gateaus” :-). I prefer puff pastries, croissants, tarts, mille feuilles, breads, etc. They’re just so much more interesting to make — and […]

Pekazza’s! My latest culinary invention/adventure
Pekazza's! My latest culinary invention/adventure

I’m not sure if this happens to other folks but every-so-often I just get tired of eating the usual stuff we make. It’s not like there’s a small repertoire cooking-wise, but sometimes I just grow tired of what we have and we tend to opt for take out when we get into that situation. But […]

Chipotle Sauce

I make this sauce all the time. And I get asked for the recipe quite a bit. It’s a variation on one I saw at America’s Test Kitchen. I prefer this one. You can use it as a marinade or as a sauce. I’ve used it when making an omelet. Simply put some on the […]

Experimenting with Lahey’s No Knead Recipe
Experimenting with Lahey's No Knead Recipe

  I love baking. It’s wonderful to be able to bake something and then have others enjoy it. But sometimes it’s just a pain to do the usual breads I learned at Le Cordon Bleu and so I sometimes use Jim Lahey’s No Knead recipe to create a loaf with little fuss. Just mix the […]

Red Fife and Loaves

My wife has had a persistent skin condition that no amount of attention by dermatologists seems to have helped. After reading Wheat Belly I wondered if the problem wasn’t modern wheat. In way of experimentation, and because our family loves bread so much, I decided to try to create a loaf with a heritage variety […]

Baking Adventures: Lemon Tart Cheesecake

Everyone has their own way of relaxing. Some fish, some golf, some play hockey and I, well, I bake. Recently I baked a cheesecake for friends. It seems to have gone over well. They want the recipe. I figure someone else might be interested in it as well, so here it is. It’s actually a […]

Newfie Baklava & Newfie Triangles

It’s Christmas time and to me that means friends, family and baking! And one of the things I love to bake is baklava. There are a lot of complicated baklava recipes, but I’ve made this one a few times and it’s awesome. And it’s fairly simple. I’m sure some are saying, “Why ‘Newfie’?”. Well, because […]

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