Best Ever Sugar Cookies & Royal Icing

Simple recipe for classic cut-out Christmas sugar cookies with the perfect royal icing for decorating. Makes about 5 dozen 2-inch cookies and icing dries hard for stacking and sharing. | PaintedFork.com #paintedfork @paintedfork

8 Favorite Holiday Treats

Enjoy this roundup of some of my favorite holiday treats. Most are actually suitable for gluten-free, vegan, or paleo diets — whaaat?! This wasn’t intentional, but there ya go.  Cheers!H 1. spiced apple galette This super simple, rustic tart is packed full of flavor and perfect for sharing. Using my fool-proof pie crust dough, this…

Blueberry, Peaches & Cream Tart

This tasty blueberry, peaches and cream tart is perfect for capturing the flavors of summer without needing to slice a bunch of peaches. 😂   The filling is based off of cream cheese danishes with a sweet twist from peach preserves. The press-in pie crust is crumbly and easy to make. Plus—no rolling out dough!…

Sourdough Country Loaf

This sourdough bread recipe is based on the Country Loaf from Tartine Bakery! This has been my go-to recipe as of late. It’s a slightly higher hydration recipe, so it yields consistently more open crumb (nice air pockets) and a beautiful, crispy crust. Enjoy! Sourdough Country Loaf Recipe Yield: 2 loaves Time: 10-24 hrs Ingredients:…

Mini Strawberry Galettes

These mini strawberry galettes can be filed under things that are made-up on the spot and eaten immediately. 🤤 Jotting down the recipe because it will be made more than once! Mini Strawberry Galettes Recipe: Yield: two 6-8 inch galettes Total time: about 1 hour Ingredients: 1/2 pre-made pie dough 1 lb fresh strawberries 2…

Lessons Learned From Baking Sourdough Bread Weekly For One Year

I recently realized that I had hit my one year anniversary of baking sourdough bread. Is that a major life milestone? No. But it’s certainly a baking milestone! And it’s a milestone that I felt was worth sharing and worth reflecting on. Over the last year, I’ve really started to think of myself as a…