Hot Cross Buns for Pass the Cook Book Club

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Yeast is not. my. thing. I know that there is a skill, a knowledge bestowed upon those who work with yeast that comes from practice, finely honed skills, a sense for when it’s perfect, and the eye of newt or some such other witchcraft because yeast is like heck no all up in my kitchen. First, it doesn’t froth, it never froths. Second, it doesn’t rise. Nope. Even if I use the no frothing required yeast, it takes double the time to even make the dough burp from a wee bit of gas. Yeah, yeast and I need to have […]

Sage and Honey Biscuits

Sage and Honey Biscuits from PasstheSushi.com

Let’s face it. That round little dough boy makes a pretty perfect dinner roll and there’s nothing wrong with that. No one will judge as the bread basket empties and you are forced to pop open another can. But, just in case you want to add one more thing to the Thanksgiving menu this year, these Sage and Honey Biscuits are where its at. They didn’t knock me off my seat, but I had been cooking and taste testing all day by the time these bad boys came out of the oven, but all of my pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving guests raved […]

Double Cheddar Biscuits

Double Cheddar Biscuits from PasstheSushi.com

No large family gathering (or small for that matter) is complete with out a big basket of rolls, biscuits, or bread. The men in my life just wouldn’t stand for it. And while the ladies may be sitting around counting calories, I know I can never turn down a good buttery biscuit either. To me they always taste better long after the table has cleared and the fond conversation of family and friends has gone on for far too long,  when I sneak back into the kitchen for a little round two with some leftover turkey or ham in the […]

Burger Buns

Burger Buns from PasstheSushi.com

Some of the best recipes come from crinkled pages stained with ware and yellowed with age. This is one of them. Handsome’s mother gave me an older copy of Fleischmann’s Yeast book when she and I were talking about must try yeast recipes. We talked about how dough has a feel and you can figure out when things are going to go well or bad from the very beginning. I admit to needing to practice my dough making skills. A lot. To see that juicy burger up close on these fresh buns, check out the recipe over at GirlCarnivore. Rawr […]

Chipotle Apple Turkey Chili with Honey Cornbread

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What could possibly take the place of this meat mavens love of all things flame kissed and charbroiled and boot my weekly grill recipe now that fall is officially here and baking season is upon us? (Man, I really hope that opening sentence got you as pumped as me). Well, think warm, comforting, and cozy. Think of thick blankets and bonfires. Think of the smell of roasted chicken, onions, potatoes and fresh bread filling the house. Yeah, it’s time for soups and stews in the PtS kitchen. For every week of fall I am going to feature a delicious and […]

English Muffins & Urban Decay Mascara Review

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Remember this post? The post where I proclaim I spent gobs of hard earned cash on make-up. I don’t blame you if you don’t. It’s been a month and post tend to go stale quick, especially during the holidays. But in that post, I promised I was going to review some make-up on here and since then, I forgot to review anything. If I keep up this pace, we will be through the Sephora sample box in a year or so. I have been using the products though, jotting down notes and trying to figure out which ones I like, […]

Honey Oat Bread and Finding My Mojo in 2012

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Since I had yesterday to be all publicly pouty and I’m not one to stay down in the dumps very long lets kick today off with some awesomeness. First, that bread recipe below, that’s pretty freakin awesome. Second, the New Years resolution post. I am not one for New Years resolutions personally, but I like to take it as a chapter break for the blog to figure out what I can improve on and how I can make Pass the Sushi even more action packed and fun filled for my readers. Continue to grow the recipe collection: I think its about time that […]

Baking Buns: Light Brioche Buns

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A key component to any great sandwich is the bun. You need a bun that can hold up the fillings but doesn’t take away from the experience. (oh, insert the bun jokes here.) I’ve been known to throw away a bun if it’s too overpowering for the burger, or just takes away from the experience. Oh and if its too chewy or dry, its out. So, needless to say, with all the burgers off the grill lately, there have been some bun baking in this household – we’re not even going near the oven jokes – that just freaks me […]

Bread Is Our Sustenance.

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When the day is done and the world is collapsing we don’t need a whole lot. A good pair of boots to get you where you need to go, good food in your stomach and the world is your oyster. Bread is the rock of my food base. The core of things. Comforting, warm and needed. There is something so rewarding about conquering bread. It has been crafted for thousands of years and yet every time I pull a perfect loaf out of the oven a warm feeling of accomplishment comes over me. It’s amazing how something so essential to […]

Crusty Italian Bread

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Nothing beats warm fresh bread. Ask Handsome, he can demolish any loaf put in front of him in minutes. Whether it be slathered in jam, coated in butter or plain – fresh warm bread is something that really can’t be beat. Who would have though something so normal would still be able to impress us so much? It’s only been a staple in our diets forever. And here I am, not alone according to google reader, fearful of working with yeas. Its apparently mystifying powers to recreate itself and create rising doughs still intimidates me (insert Alton Brown’s yeast sock […]

Caramel-Glazed Apple Bread

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If pumpkin is a seasonal thing, and you have had Halloween candy out for 3 weeks, what the heck are you waiting for? I was told pumpkin is a seasonal item and the local grocery store will be receiving it closer to the season. The store is currently decorated with hay bales and fake pumpkins everywhere. Not to mention the 3 aisles devoted to ‘fall’ themed house stuff, like pumpkin shaped cake pans, pumpkin printed table linens, and pumpkin scented candles…. >.> No one could tell me what season exactly that they would be getting the pumpkin though. Made me […]

Ciabatta Bread

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The recipes author had me laughing out loud – literally – with comments like this as you went along with the recipe,   Add flour and salt to your bowl of yeasty water. This, after measuring out the flour, presents another prime opportunity to get flour on your person. This will be regarded by many as a sign of your culinary determination. You’ll need such signs because anybody who actually watches you make the bread will think you’re one of the laziest bakers in existence.   Which meant I had to try it.