gluten-free fruit focaccia

I had seen this beautiful post on King Arthur’s Instagram a few weeks back, not knowing from the picture that it was gluten-free! The original recipe, below, is from a wonderful Spanish chef and blogger, author of Cannelle et Vanille.

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sourdough, take 1

When/if you decide to step into the world of crusty loaf making and you’re serious enough to maintain your own starter, you’ll soon discover that there are a million ways to go, and the recipes often contradict each other. Where does that leave you, the aspiring bread baker? Well it leaves you to do a TON of reading and research, and also to practice on your own.

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rising in the yeast

If you’re one of my regular followers of Efthimiou’s Kitchen, you’re in the right place! A lot has been going on in our lives (when is it not?), and one of those things is the rebranding of my blog! I’ve been thinking about it and working on it for months. If you are thinking about starting a food blog, email me—I have lists of names for you.

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egg in the basket

For now, I’ve been taking it easy in the cooking department. Easy and quick are my main goals these days! So here is one of my fav breakfasts growing up–just a little fancy because I made my own bread. (seriously the easiest bread in the world…you can make it right now.) Some people call this Egg in a Hole or Toad in a Hole (which I don’t really get the second one) but we call it Egg in the Basket in my house.

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must read: molly on the range

Molly on the Range is a great book for the home cook (or any cook) looking to push new boundaries in accessible ways. Or, this book is also just a great read and source of entertainment as if it were a novel. [I read most of this book out loud to my husband on a car trip…he kept asking me to read more!]

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true confessions

This post isn’t meant to be particularly serious, and in fact is supposed to be fun! I want to share with you some of my kitchen catastrophes in the hopes that you get to know me a little bit better, and maybe it will boost your own confidence in the kitchen:)

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cranberry-orange babka

Have you ever seen those Ocean Spray commercials for cranberry juice with the people out standing in the bogs surrounded by floating little red and white berries? Do you wonder if cranberry bogs are as picturesque and fun as they seem?

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no-knead garlic bread you need

The loaf is cooked in a Dutch oven, and it creates the most glorious crust. Serve with a big bowl of spaghetti, and I dare you to make it last until the next day.

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basic | challah

Bread is a lovely thing. The smell of yeast frothing, the spattering of flour on the counter…and on the floor and all over yourself…and the satisfaction of watching your dough rise as it fills with air pockets.

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