Never-Fail Biscuits

6 ounces /170 grams (1 1/2 cups) self-rising flour 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional; for a saltier biscuit, add up to to 1/4 teaspoon) 6 ounces /170 grams (3/4 cup) heavy or whipping cream Heat the oven to 450° F, with a rack in the top third of the oven. Mix the flour and salt together… Continue reading Never-Fail Biscuits

Skillet Yeast Rolls

3/4 cup whole milk (105-110 degrees F) 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast 2 tablespoons sugar, divided 1/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary, divided 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 large egg, at room temperature 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted Combine milk, yeast and… Continue reading Skillet Yeast Rolls

Miso-Maple Loaf Cake

4 ounces/113 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pan 1 3/4 cups/238 grams all-purpose flour, plus more for the pan 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup/150 grams granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt Finely grated zest of 1 orange or tangerine 1/4 cup/70 grams white… Continue reading Miso-Maple Loaf Cake

Pressure Cooker Steamed Idli

2 cups Rice Idli OR Rava Idli Batter 1.5 cups Water oil for greasing Add 1.5 cups of water to the Instant pot and turn on SAUTE (high), so that the water comes up to a boil. Meanwhile grease your idly plates with oil or ghee, Pour idly batter into the idly plates/moulds. Do not… Continue reading Pressure Cooker Steamed Idli

Cheesy Bread With Marinara

1 Italian loaf or rustic baguette 5 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 pound mozzarella, thinly sliced Kosher salt and black pepper 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano 2 large garlic cloves, grated or minced 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes 1 3/4 cups marinara sauce 1/2 teaspoon sherry vinegar (optional) 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan Heat the oven to 400 degrees.… Continue reading Cheesy Bread With Marinara

Masala French Toast

2 large eggs 2 tablespoons red onion finely minced 1 teaspoons green chili finely minced, jalapeno or other spicy chili works too 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped 1/3 cup milk or water 2 slices bread sourdough, multigrain or whole wheat To serve 2 tablespoons ketchup green chutney… Continue reading Masala French Toast

Sri Lankan Coconut Roti

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen grated coconut 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups warm water 1 teaspoon oil In a medium bowl, combine coconut, flour, and salt. Make a well in the center, add water, and mix gently. The consistency will be somewhere between a batter and bread dough.… Continue reading Sri Lankan Coconut Roti

Stovetop Naan

3 cups (426 grams) unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 3/4 cup (180 milliliters) whole or low-fat buttermilk, at room temperature About 3/4 cup warm water Canola oil, for greasing the baking sheet 1 to 2 tablespoons melted ghee or unsalted butter, for brushing In… Continue reading Stovetop Naan


1 1/2 tablespoons, plus 2 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon rum, kirsch, or amaretto liqueur a few drops orange flower water, (optional) 6 slices brioche, challah or firm-textured white bread, such as pain de mie, cut in 1/2-inch (2cm) slices 6 ounces (170g) almond paste 2 large eggs, at room temperature a few… Continue reading Bostock


1 cup warm water 2 tsp granulated sugar 2 and 1/4 tsp active dry yeast 3 cups teff flour 2 cups water (+ up to 1/2 cup more to get a good texture) salt Spray coconut oil Add the warm water and sugar to a large bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the top, and allow… Continue reading Injera

Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins

These are the famous Jordan Marsh department store muffins. 1/2 cup (8 tablespoon/4 ounces) butter, at room temperature 1 cup (7 ounces) sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups (8 1/2 ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour 1/2 cup (4 ounces) milk 2 1/2 cups… Continue reading Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins

Peach Streusel Muffins

2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon kosher salt 4 tablespoons butter melted 2 tablespoons oil preferably pecan or grapeseed 2 large eggs beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup sour cream 1 1/2 cups diced… Continue reading Peach Streusel Muffins

Dosas and Uttapams

1 cup urad dal/black lentils (split or whole, with or without skin) 500mL water + 2.5 Liters + additional 500mL for dosas 4 cups rice flour 1 teaspoon fenugreek seed powder, freshly ground 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher sea salt 1/2 teaspoon yeast 1 cup chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup red onion chopped 1/2 cup cilantro leaves,… Continue reading Dosas and Uttapams