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I love baking bread and this happens to be the first bread recipe I baked. I'm sure you would agree there is nothing better then bread right out of the oven with a perfect crust, topped with homemade butter. I first saw this recipe featured in the New York Times website. Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery shared his recipe on how to achieve artisan bread with his no knead method. This recipe is simple but it does require the dough to rest for at least 12 hours. I usually prepare the dough in the evening then let it rest overnight. The following morning I shape the dough and store it in the refrigerator. By evening the bread dough is ready to be baked just in time for dinner. With this recipe you can use other ingredients such as whole wheat flour, walnuts, olives or even sun dried tomatoes.Don't forget the butter! All you need is heavy cream, some salt and a large mason jar.
Is it a cake or a cookie? Well according to the French it’s a cake. This cake taste nothing like what you get in a package at the check out of that coffee shop. It's a sponge cake perfect with coffee or tea. The madeleines are best eaten straight from the oven still warm. I love that I get to bake the cakes in a cute shell shaped mold. The recipe below is from Bon Appetit. I made some changes using cake flour and almond flour instead of the all purpose flour. Also exchanging the vanilla extract for almond extract. I love almond flavor in this cake. It compliments the honey and orange zest perfectly.