Matzah doesn’t have to be boring

I’m cutting to the chase here folks. Pesach (Passover) is my favourite Jewish holiday. I love the food, the family time, the rituals. It’s just great. Yes, I love the food, including the matzah! But matzah doesn’t have to be boring, tasteless and overpriced. Because honestly, it is The. Easiest. Recipe. Ever. Super customizable, done in…

Babka Buns

Stick with me here – this is a long one, but oh boy is it ever worth it. I like Babka. I know what you’re thinking. “Obviously you like babka, Corey. Everyone likes babka!” What’s there not to like? Babka is a deliciously soft, sweet bread, filled with chocolate or whatever else you feel like…

Bagels, Litibaker Style

[Scroll down to get to the recipe] If you’ve been following my baking adventures on The Great Canadian Baking Show, you will have seen Episode 2’s… unfortunate… (to put it generously) bagel-gate. The social media image shared by the show sums it up best: Oops. So here’s the thing: I actually make really good bagels. Ask…

The Perfect Brunch Bread: lemon and hazelnut

I spent last weekend in Calgary, visiting family, which meant no time for baking. But it also meant I got to put my latest creation to the perfect test. The lighter coloured bread on the right is my Lemon and Hazelnut wild yeast bread (aka Sourdough), with a bit of herbs de provence to keep…

Pumpkin, turmeric and cardamom sourdough

So many flavours, so little time! But mostly pumpkin. (Skip to the bottom of this post for tips on some great fall pairings that work in bread!) Pumpkin goes in everything. Pumpkin ice cream, lattes, pasta and yes, even bread. But this isn’t just pumpkin bread, and that deep yellow colour? That, my friends, comes from…

There are good bagels, and then there are Litibaker bagels

(tl;dr No recipe today, but tips on how to use ‘Baked Soda’ to make every bread more delicious, and teaser for a special bagel-related announcement soon) If you’re reading this, you probably know that I’m a lawyer by training. I have zero professional baking experience or training. So I’m generally not one to brag about…