whole wheat pastry flour recipes

Buttermilk Berry Muffins
Buttermilk Berry Muffins - March 12, 2013

Beautiful buttermilk muffins - berry-streaked with sugar-sparkled tops, big flavor, and buttermilk-tender texture.

Quinoa Skillet Bread
Quinoa Skillet Bread - April 24, 2010

A rustic, minimally structured, custard-topped, crusty-edged, herb-scented corn-quinoa skillet bread.

Bittersweet Chocolate Tart
Bittersweet Chocolate Tart - December 30, 2009

The little black dress of my tart repertoire - bittersweet chocolate with a thin brown sugar crust. The filling is a dark chocolate ganache, the consistency of thick frosting, set off by the crispness of the crust, finished with a dusting of cocoa powder, and a pinch of sea salt.

Sparkling Ginger Chip Cookies
Sparkling Ginger Chip Cookies - December 4, 2009

I made these for Lottie & Doof's 12 DAYS OF COOKIES. They are tiny, bite-sized holiday cookies made with two kinds of ginger and lots of shaved chocolate. The turbinado sugar crust gives them a bit of crunch which is a nice contrast to the ooey-goey chocolate.

Orange and Oat Scones
Orange and Oat Scones - November 15, 2009

Rustic orange-scented oat scones peppered with currants inspired by a recipe in Romney Steele's new Big Sur-based My Nepenthe cookbook.

Apple and Carrot Shortbread
Apple and Carrot Shortbread - October 25, 2009

An apple and carrot-flecked shortbread recipe inspired by a recipe I came across in Good Tempered Food by Tamasin Day-Lewis.

Buckwheat Cheese Straws
Buckwheat Cheese Straws - August 22, 2009

These cheese straws look like wispy tree branches. Wayne calls them cheese twigs, and they never last very long around here. Crispy, cheddar-flecked, and rustic - it's the buckwheat flour that lends these slender creations their convincing shade of brownish gray.

Marathon Cookies
Marathon Cookies - July 29, 2009

I made these cookies for Wayne to eat when he finished the San Francisco Marathon. The batter is made with pureed white beans, lots of oats, and whole wheat flour. The resulting cookies are sesame coated and flavored with aniseed, lemon zest, olive oil and chopped dates. They are beautifully tender, licorice-scented, with a bit of crunch from the sesame seed coating.

Carrot Cake
Carrot Cake - April 26, 2009

An all-natural carrot cake recipe. It is dense, rich, rustic, walnut-studded and carrot-flecked. Sweetened with dates and ripe bananas, it doesn't need any added sugar beyond that. Topped with cream cheese frosting.

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies
Carrot Oatmeal Cookies - March 26, 2009

One of my favorite cookies - a carrot oatmeal cookie sweetened with maple syrup. They are made with fragrant coconut oil, plenty of chopped walnuts, rolled oats, and a bit of fresh ginger. They also happen to be egg-free and vegan.

Honey-sweetened Thumbprint Cookies
Honey-sweetened Thumbprint Cookies - March 5, 2009

A simple thumbprint cookie recipe. Made with whole wheat pastry flour and oats, and sweetened with honey instead of granulated sugar.

Itsy Bitsy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Itsy Bitsy Chocolate Chip Cookies - February 4, 2009

The perfect bite-sized chocolate chip cookie. Tiny, thin, golden, crisp, a bit nutty with plenty of shaved chocolate.

Triple Ginger Cookies
Triple Ginger Cookies - January 14, 2009

This ginger cookie recipe is made special with three kinds of ginger and a hint of lemon zest. Cracked and sugar-crusted on the outside, dense and moist within.

Sante's Hermit Cookies
Sante's Hermit Cookies - December 17, 2008

My friend Sante shared his hermit recipe with me - a simple, drop-style, spice cookie loaded with tiny currants, chopped walnuts, and finished with a bit of icing.

Swedish Rye Cookies
Swedish Rye Cookies - December 11, 2008

Powder-kissed and pretty, these Swedish Rye cookies are perfect for holiday cookie enthusiasts who are after a not-too-sweet, shortbread-style butter cookie.

Unfussy Apple Cake
Unfussy Apple Cake - November 5, 2008

A deliciously unfussy and relatively healthy apple cake recipe. Red-skinned apples punctuate a buttermilk batter and a final sprinkling of sugar before baking lends a nice top crust.

Animal Cracker Cookies
Animal Cracker Cookies - October 2, 2008

Kids love these animal-shaped cookies. They bake up fragrant, golden and crisp and are made from whole wheat pastry flour, a dollop of coconut oil, shredded coconut, ground walnuts, a touch of salt, and as little sugar as I thought I could get away with.

Maple Huckleberry Coffee Cake
Maple Huckleberry Coffee Cake - September 22, 2008

A wonderful coffee cake recipe made from fresh wild huckleberries using maple syrup as a sweetener instead of white sugar.

Peach Gnocchi
Peach Gnocchi - September 19, 2008

A savory peach gnocchi in a champagne shallot sauce inspired by a trip to Valparaiso, Chile.

Cherry Cobbler
Cherry Cobbler - July 16, 2008

A rustic, cherry cobbler recipe made from fresh cherries - though you can certainly try this recipe with other types of summer fruit and berries.