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History of Bread

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History of Bread

Here’s a little history on bread, as told on The History Channel. Of course, we love bread so much it’s in our name! Recent scholarship suggests humans started baking bread at least 30,000 years ago. Prehistoric man had already been making gruel from water and grains, so it was a small jump to starting cooking this mixture into a solid by frying it on stones. A 2010 study by the National Academy of Sciences discovered traces of starch (likely from the roots of cattails and ferns) in prehistoric mortar and pestle-like rocks. The roots would have been peeled and dried...

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Traditional French Quiche

Traditional French Quiche

Whether it's a casual gathering or formal celebration, this quiche recipe is sure to impress; it's simple to make, easy to modify, and (most importantly) delicious! While you can certainly make this in a conventional home oven, we prefer to make ours in a wood-fired oven.  Ingredients: 1 Pie Crust 1 cup Heavy Cream 1 cup Milk 4 Eggs ¼ cup Gruyere, grated Salt & Pepper, to taste Toppings of your choice (we used caramelized onions, bacon, broccoli, and tomatoes) If you're using a wood-fired oven as we did, it is very important to check the temperature of your oven before getting...

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Potatoes Au Gratin

Potatoes Au Gratin

Ingredients: 6-8 Potatoes, thinly sliced 1 tbsp. Butter 1 cup Heavy Cream ½ cup Milk 1 cup Gruyere, grated 3 cloves of Garlic, minced Salt & Pepper, to taste Instructions: Fire oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter a 9 x 13 baking pan. Spread potatoes evenly in pan and season with garlic, salt, and pepper. Whisk together heavy cream and milk, and pour mixture over potatoes. Top with grated cheese and bake uncovered until fork-tender, 40-50 minutes.

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Shirred Eggs

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Shirred Eggs

Ingredients: 8 tbsp. Heavy Cream 8 Eggs 4 tsp. Parmesan, grated 4 tsp. Chives, chopped Salt & Pepper, to taste 1 tbsp. Butter Instructions: Fire oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter 4 ramekins and pour 1 tbsp. heavy cream into each. Crack 2 eggs into each ramekin, being careful not to break the yolks, and season with salt & pepper. Top each set of eggs with 1 tsp. chives, 1 tbsp. cream, and 1 tsp. parmesan. Bake for 15 minutes, just until whites are set.

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Apple Tarte

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Apple Tarte

Ingredients: 1 Prepared Crust 1 cup Apple Sauce 3 Apples, cored, peeled, & thinly sliced 1 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon 1/2 cup Sugar Instructions: Fire oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the crust inside your tarte pan or pie dish, pressing gently onto the bottom and sides. Toss the sliced apples with the fresh lemon juice and set aside. Pour the apple sauce into the crust and spread evenly. Arrange apples in an overlapping spiral pattern inside the crust. Combine the cinnamon with the sugar and sprinkle over the apples. Cut off any excess crust and bake for 45 minutes, or...

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