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…

Best Ever Sugar Cookies & Royal Icing

This sugar cookie dough recipe is a hand-me-down from a friends mom, so you know it’s good! The dough handles very well and bakes into tender and sweet sugar cookies that we LOVE. The yield is about 5 dozen when using standard cookie cutters, so it’s perfect for sharing or doing a cookie-exchange. I’ve also…

Multi-Seed Sourdough Rye Bread

Hello! If you’ve been following along on my Instagram, you may know I’ve been experimenting with different flavors for sourdough bread. This recipe was so tasty I had to share right away! With iPhone pics! Crazy, I know. If you haven’t baked sourdough before, I recommend checking out my beginners guide/recipe OR honestly just dive…

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are absolutely irresistible and, I have on great authority, are the best chocolate cookies you will ever bake. What makes them so special? They are a killer combo of soft and chewy inside with crisp edges. They use chocolate chunks (not chips!) which are mission-critical for getting ooey gooey layers of chocolate inside….

Stone Fruit Galette

Hi friends! It’s been a while since I’ve posted recipes here on the blog BUT I regularly post photos and recipes on my  @PaintedFork Instagram account. So, if you haven’t already, be sure to follow me there for the latest and greatest. Already follow me on IG? Tag a friend in the comments of one…

Thai Coconut Cashew Curry

Ok, this is definitely going to be a recipe that gets repeated in this house again and again! For so long, I was intimidated by the idea of making homemade curry until recently when I had a meal kit (I think it was PurpleCarrot?) that was for a homemade curry, and I realized it’s really…

Blueberry Lemon Galette

Ya’ll already know I love a galette — aka a rustic pie. It’s simple. It’s delicious. It doesn’t have the same level of stress of a regular ol’ pie where your crust might not cook and the filling might not set or the whole top crumbles. Plus, all the deliciousness of summer is in full…

Pt. 4: Recipe for Classic Sourdough Bread

There’s simply nothing better than the smell of a freshly baked loaf of homemade sourdough bread right out of the oven! 🤤 Below you’ll find my current go-to recipe for homemade sourdough bread. This recipe is simple to follow and requires no traditional “kneading” of the dough. Instead, it uses a technique called “stretch and…

Pt. 3: How To Maintain a Sourdough Starter

The basis of all sourdough is the “starter” which is nothing more than a small batch of fermented water + flour. You can either get a supply of starter from a friend like I did OR develop your own. How to create a sourdough starter from scratch: Mix together equal parts tepid water (approx 74°F)…