Best Fluffy Toronto Twister Bagels: #205 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

We’ve tried a number of bagel and soft pretzel recipes now, and this one is by far the best! The flavor that comes through with the overnight rising is unbelievable, and boiling them in honey water instead of baking soda makes it taste legit – just like a bakery in Toronto I used to goContinue reading “Best Fluffy Toronto Twister Bagels: #205 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Blueberry Buns from a Toronto Jewish Bakery: #143 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Every time I visit my parents in Toronto, it’s a must to stop by their local Jewish bakery and pick up some fresh blueberry buns. They’re packed with a thick blueberry sauce and not ridiculously sweet. We decided to try making them at home, with good results! This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to createContinue reading “Blueberry Buns from a Toronto Jewish Bakery: #143 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Chocolate Babka: #106 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Babka takes 2 days to make. If you’ve never tasted it from a good Jewish bakery, it’s a bit like brioche swirled with a rich chocolate filling braided into the dough. Fresh from the oven, it melts in your mouth. Babka works for dessert, breakfast, or snack time. And if you don’t like chocolate, youContinue reading “Chocolate Babka: #106 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

A Better Homemade Bagel: #92 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

My parents’ house is just down the street from an amazing Jewish bakery, and the smell of fresh bagels when you walk in there is like floating away on a cloud of deliciousness. I was determined to figure out how to make bagels myself, and discovered they’re actually not that tricky! We topped these withContinue reading “A Better Homemade Bagel: #92 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Homemade Challah: #68 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

My parents have a Jewish bakery near their house, and one of my favorite things to get whenever I visit is the fresh challah bread (along with blueberry buns and chocolate babka). This recipe comes from the inspiring Once Upon A Chef blog, and it’s one of the best loaves of bread I’ve ever baked! TheContinue reading “Homemade Challah: #68 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Easy Homemade Bagels: #29 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Hot, fresh-from-the-oven, chewy bagels are a fun weekend treat. The steps are super easy but there is one overnight resting period. If you have some time on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, this is a great recipe to allow make-your-own bagel sandwiches for Sunday lunch. This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable mealsContinue reading “Easy Homemade Bagels: #29 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”