overnight cranberry pecan sourdough

Overnight Cranberry Pecan Sourdough |theclevercarrot.com

Just a quick note: I wanted to personally thank each and everyone of you for your support re: Artisan Sourdough Made Simple! It’s truly overwhelming to read all of your comments, reviews, and to see your bread pics on social media and blogs! It’s very inspiring. And the book is currently #1 on Amazon for new releases in bread baking! I couldn’t have done this without you. Please continue to use hashtag #ArtisanSourdoughMadeSimple so I can see more beautiful bakes from the book! 

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Seasonal baking: it’s one of my favorite things about sourdough.

Here on Long Island, the leaves are changing colors, pumpkin spice everything is cluttering the stores, and all I can think about is Thanksgiving dinner (and the delicious leftovers, of course!).

This hearty cranberry pecan sourdough is not in my book, however it’s lightly adapted from my Saturday Morning Fruit toast. It’s soft, chewy, slightly sweet… and if you toast the pecans prior to baking you’ll get an extra hit of nutty flavor which is always welcome, if you’re in the mood.

Speaking of pecans, if you bake with them often, Costco sells huge bags of assorted nuts at a reasonable price (I can’t remember the exact cost, but check it out the next time you are in the store).

If you prefer smaller bags of nuts, hit up Trader Joe’s and buy their ‘pecan pieces’ which cost less/ per pound than whole pecans. There’s absolutely no reason to spend more money on whole nuts; you’re going to chop them up anyway….

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Artisan Sourdough Made Simple

Learn how to make easy sourdough bread with the step-by-step recipes in Artisan Sourdough Made Simple | theclevercarrot.com

Guess what time it is?

IT’S PRE ORDER TIME!

Have you purchased your copy of Artisan Sourdough Made Simple? 

I have to tell you, I am so proud of this book.

From morphing my ghetto-fabulous kitchen into a full time bakery, to writing endless chapters out of my bedroom with a cat perched on my lap, and scouring the internet for vintage props until 2 AM (from Tasmania to be exact- I found a great shop on Etsy!), every single moment of this project has been painstakingly worth it.

You want to know why?

Because this book was a journey of the heart.

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how to make a brioche loaf

how to make a brioche loaf | theclevercarrot.com

Once you start, you just can’t stop.

And I’m not talking about potato chips.

I’m talking about bread baking!

This towering, golden stack is a follow up to my homemade brioche rolls. It’s the same recipe, just shaped into a loaf.

The versatility of brioche is endless: you can make beautiful sandwiches, fluffy bread pudding, the ultimate French toast- the flavor is light and buttery.

But first, let’s go over a few things….

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