Quatre-Quarts: French Pound Cake

Quatre-quarts, meaning four quarters, is a French pound cake from Brittany so named for the equal proportions of four ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs and flour. This recipe has a simple formula and won’t leave you searching for exotic or hard to find ingredients. It is technique-focused, so do take your time in each step. Traditionally,

Baking Great Bread at Home

The last couple years I have been learning how to bake sourdough bread. I think it’s magical that you can start with such humble ingredients to make something so complex. I have loved baking for as long as I can remember, but I have always focused on sweets. I was comfortable with recipes that start by creaming butter and sugar; but yeast (or worse, levain) intimidated me.

Brunsviger: Danish Coffee Cake

Brunsviger is a yeasted coffee cake covered in a brown sugar topping. The cake is rich, but fluffy, almost like brioche and the topping is like crunchy-gooey caramel. This as a great alternative to cinnamon rolls on cold Sunday mornings. The History of Brunsviger Brunsviger originates from the Danish island of Funen, the birthplace of

Cherry Clafoutis

The arrival of cherries, for me, marks the true arrival of summer. Summer is a fleeting season that should be celebrated with equally bright and ephemeral berries and fruit. Cherries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, plums, all should be unapologetically brandished in tarts, pies, galettes, or even simply macerated and adorned with a dollop of whipped cream.