Nutella twists by chef in disguise. They are actually much easier to make than what they seem

Beauty surrounded the Daring Bakers this month as our host, Sawsan, of chef in disguise, challenged us to make beautiful, filled breads. Who knew breads could look as great as they taste?

Yup! I was the host of this month’s daring bakers challenge 🙂 and it could not have come at a better time. This month my blog turns 3 and what better way to celebrate the occasion that doing it with homemade bread?

Nutella twists by chef in disguise. They are actually much easier to make than what they seem

sourdough pancakes

Today is the first day of school after the winter break and we have had an amazing one. My mom, the kids and I took a trip back home to Palestine that I will tell you all about when I sort through all the pictures 🙂

It was a wonderful time to slow down, recharge and reconnect with loved ones and childhood memories.

Now that we are back refreshed and ready to start school, what better way to greet the new semester than with a breakfast recipe?

sourdough muffins with beautiful high domes

My relationship with sweet muffins can mostly be filed under the heading “disasters”. For years, I have  been looking for a muffin recipe that produced those beautiful domed muffins you usually buy at the bakery.  The results are usually either flat cup-cake like things or mini volcanos that spell oven the pan and the oven and result in hours of scrubbing and occasional cursing.

That chapter in my baking adventure finally came to an end this month with the sourdough surprises challenge.

How to poach eggs perfectly

The perfect poached egg. Tender whites around a warm liquid yolk that oozes out like liquid gold when you cut into it. Place it on top of a salad and it turns into a meal. Place it on top of your favorite vegetables and you have brunch. Layer an English muffin with smoked cheese, roast beef and a poached egg and you have a fancy breakfast to rival that served in hotels and restaurants.

If you have never poached an egg before and you are intimidated by it, don’t be. It is much easier than you think. There are just a couple of “secrets” to learn and you will get perfect  poached eggs every single time.

English muffins with butter and jam

Are you in a hurry in the morning yet you want to have breakfast? not any breakfast but a decent one?

Do you have kids who are always bored of the routine breakfast?snack or the stuff you put in their lunch box?  Are you looking for new and refreshing ideas to make them eat their food instead of whining about it?

I have the answer for you..

cinnamon sourdough waffles
Waffles! Crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, beautifully golden brown , the perfect way to start the day! But how can you make that even better?
Three words:
sourdough, cinnamon, and fruits