Posts in the category: Breads

Pork Banh Mi Pizza

Pork Bahn Mi Pizza Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

Jessica of How Sweet It Is is having a baby! You know Jessica, right? Of course you do. So often I see her recipes on Pinterest and immediately want to make them. To celebrate her baby, a bunch of bloggers are showering Jessica with pizza, tacos, cookies and cakes. Wouldn’t you like to be showered with this pork bahn mi pizza? I thought so. I am thrilled with how this pizza turned out! I topped my easy pizza dough with a layer of hoisin, sprinkled some mozzarella on top and then nestled delicious marinated pork that I caramelize in a… Continue reading

Pumpkin Tahini Bread

Pumpkin Tahini Bread Recipe // www.dulanotes.com @nicoledula

I can’t stop thinking about The Roosevelts. Have you been watching the Ken Burns’ documentary on PBS? It is completely fascinating and I’m realizing how little I knew about Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor. It’s a long, 7 part series, but wow. Did you know that Theodore Roosevelt was a sickly child and not expected to live into adulthood? Did you know that Franklin was awkward and unpopular in school? Did you know that Eleanor was Theodore’s niece and Franklin’s 5th cousin? Did you know that Eleanor suffered from debilitating fear and self-doubt, but blossomed at an all-girl’s school, only to be… Continue reading

North Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches

North Carolina Pulled Pork Recipe // Dula Notes

Here is the lady-like pulled pork sandwich I assembled for myself. Notice the focus on the delicious carb-tastic bun and a good amount of quick-pickles to balance out the rich pulled pork. Here is Marc’s sandwich, void of all vegetables and all about the pulled pork. I should have known right away to ask him to be my food stylist on this one. The man knows how to make a sandwich. This is the pulled pork we made for our Memorial Day barbecue and then we made it again while entertaining friends the next weekend. Everyone loved it. It’s smoky,… Continue reading

Rhubarb Buttermilk Bread

Rhubarb Buttermilk Bread Recipe // Dula Notes

When you’re running or walking for exercise, do you give a smile and wave to passing people? I try to. I grew up in a very friendly community where everyone smiles. Even the people that have run so hard it looks like they might collapse muster a smile. During one of my parents’ visits, my Dad and I took a bike ride and he noticed that not many people acknowledged us on the trail. I had noticed a little, but his comment prompted me to pay a little bit more attention after that. Gathering research for my own amusement, let’s… Continue reading

Spring Pizza with Asparagus, Cherry Tomatoes and Spring Onion

Spring Pizza with Asparagus, Tomato and Spring Onion Recipe // Dula Notes

It’s a rainy day in Michigan, but the air smells fresh and the grass is growing green. The duck couple that returns every spring has started waddling around our yard. Mr. Duck has the prettiest emerald green feathers that cover his head and Mrs. Duck is neutral in brown speckled feathers, save for one colorful patch of cobalt blue feathers on her side. I still remember when I met the duck couple. The first year in our home we had to clean up a yard that had been neglected for a while. We had garden beds filled with weeds and… Continue reading

Vegan Everything Focaccia

Vegan Everything Focaccia Recipe // Dula Notes

For New Year’s Eve, I planned to make rosemary grape focaccia because it was such a hit the last time. I bought the ingredients and was feeling good about that decision when I went to bed, but then I woke up suddently at 4:30 am on NYE day with the idea to make everything focaccia. I tried to go back to bed, telling myself that it would mean another trip to the grocery store. The idea wouldn’t quit, though. As soon as Marc stirred, I asked him in his sleepy state if everything focaccia sounded delicious or if I was crazy.… Continue reading

German Christmas Stollen 2013

German Christmas Stollen 2013 Recipe // Dula Notes

It’s stollen time, again. My Oma made it every year before she passed away and a few years ago, I decided to bring the tradition back to our family. My Oma didn’t have a recipe written down, so I did a lot of research looking at different “old school” German recipes and included the flavors my mom and I prefer, rum and almond. I also didn’t want any artificial ingredients like technicolor cherries. I use a combination of my favorite dried fruits: Thompson raisins, dried apricots, dried cherries and dried currants along with toasted slivered almonds. The dough is barely… Continue reading

Mini Cheddar Herb Popovers

I’ve made this recipe at least 5 times and I don’t see myself stopping. Did you know that you don’t need a special popover pan to make popovers? I certainly didn’t until Adrianna said so in her Pancakes cookbook. That’s pretty great, right? These popovers really save the day when I’m making a big salad for dinner and I want a little something special on the side. The ingredients are simple and I usually have everything on-hand to make them whenever I like (danger). They are cheesy, light and just super delicious. I made these for Meg’s bridal shower because… Continue reading

Coconut Buttermilk Pound Cake

At some point while I was growing up, my Mom started watching the weather channel religiously. Her weather obsession intensified when she started driving a school bus. It surprised many of our friends and family that she would choose this job because she is a notorious worrier. It turns out the job was practically made for her. Her no-nonsense nature kept the kids line and they still loved her. Her attention-to-detail and careful disposition made her safe on the roads.  She usually arrived at the bus lot before the sun to warm up the bus and make sure everything was… Continue reading

German Christmas Stollen 2012

German Christmas Stollen Recipe // Dula Notes

This is probably my favorite Christmas tradition. It is the 3rd year I’m making stollen, while tweaking it slightly each time to make it most like my Oma’s. This year’s tweak was more about perfecting the traditional shape of the loaf and the recipe stayed the same. I think I have the recipe down. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, my German grandmother made it every year. She lived in Canada and we didn’t get to see her often, but every Christmas we shared stollen and the other treats she brought. The smell of stollen still reminds me of her… Continue reading