• Sourdough Sesame Bagels

    This dough is a semi-sourdough, meaning it contains a very small amount of commercial yeast alongside the starter to boost its leavening power. You’ll notice that the mixed dough is very stiff, hence giving it a dense chewy texture that bagels typically have. The poaching step right before baking them in the oven also makes

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  • Buckwheat Rhubarb Galette

    Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit 120g (1 cup) all-purpose flour 40g (1/3 cup) buckwheat flour 113g (1 stick) butter, cold 40ml (2 Tbsp) ice water 2 Tbsp sugar pinch of salt 500g rhubarb stalks 100g castor sugar 1.5 Tbsp cornstarch Egg wash (1 small egg whisked with a splash of water) Turbinado sugar Optional –

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  • Sesame Oatmeal Cookies

    Tahini is constantly on rotation in my kitchen. I love to use it in salad dressings, drizzle it on roasted vegetables, or mix it in carob molasses for a quick dessert. I’ve also been experimenting with it in pastries and found that the sesame taste overpowers neutral-ish ingredients like a carrot or zucchini. However, it

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  • Bey to Bay: Cornmeal Peach Whiskey Cake

    This is the second post for the Bey to Bay coffee and pastry pairing collaboration project with my dear friend Jeremy Kelley. We grew up on opposite sides of the world (Beirut x Bay Area) but with the same Mediterranean climates and ingredients. Follow along our posts and our hashtag #BeytoBay on Instagram! As we head

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