Kale and Bread Pudding with Mushrooms

These dishes, known as ‘stratta’, can be quite rich, but lose no element of satisfaction even when made with low-fat milk. The method works well for a variety of cooked vegetables mixed with stale bread, and combined with eggs, milk & cheese. Ingredients 1 bunch kale (any variety) (stem, thoroughly washed in multiple changes of…

Pumpkin and Ginger Scones

This breakfast pastry is ideal the day after Thanksgiving, in case you’re still hankering more of that pumpkin pie flavor! Ingredients ¾ cup whole-wheat flour 1 cup all purpose flour ½teaspoon salt ¼teaspoon ginger ground 2teaspoons baking powder ½teaspoon baking soda 4tablespoons cold butter, unsalted (cut into ½ inch pieces) ½cup pumpkin purée, canned or…

Buttermilk-Biscuit Shortcakes

A mix of faith, magic, and technique is needed to make biscuits. After using your hands to pull together the dough, you fight through a stage where you feel like scrapping the entire mess, and before you know it, your dough becomes smooth and the oven makes them rise tall and gorgeous. Sweeter than most…