A few baking recipes that use minimal all-purpose flour for those occasions when you find yourself running low: Pumpkin granola for breakfast, lamb chili with masa dumplings for dinner, and Asian pear crisp for dessert.
The October 2010 Daring Bakers challenge was making doughnuts! Since I've made several types of doughnuts in the past, I selected the new-to-me pumpkin cake doughnut recipe, a perfect snack for a very rainy afternoon.
The September 2009 Daring Bakers challenge featured homemade puff pastry baked up into little cups called vols-au-vent. I filled mine with scrambled eggs, sauteed spinach and mornay sauce, in a breakfast-for-dinner riff.
Z-P (zucchini-prune) muffins are a big hit with my son, and his parents too! Tender shreds of zucchini add moisture to a spicy whole wheat muffin, while walnuts and prunes provide depth and textural interest.
Fresh salmon is roasted whole, then transformed into a host of leftovers: Fillets served with green onion sauce and lemon-scallion rice, salmon frittata with corn and peppers, and dilly salmon-potato hash with shiitake mushrooms.
The June 2008 Daring Bakers challenge featured the Danish braid, a gorgeous pastry of homemade laminated dough. I filled my braid with apples, and set about making a host of smaller pastries with a variety…