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Emilie Raffa  Author of Artisan Sourdough Made Simple. I teach beginners how to bake sourdough bread! Get started here 👇🏻

Hi friends! 👋🏻 Yes, I know it’s been a while since I posted here, but with good reason... I had a baby! Meet my latest little love: Luca Wilder. He’s the most scrumptious nugget ever and we’re totally high on baby fumes 😜 (I just stare at his face all day). I’ll be back cooking and baking in this space soon! I might even update my blog 😬 Miss you guys 😘 xx E #momofboys

Cool down with this sweet treat: brioche con gelato! Have you tried it before? It’s basically a grown up ice cream sandwich made with soft sourdough brioche, stuffed with your favorite filling😋 We like strawberry and vanilla gelato with sprinkles, but chocolate hazelnut and espresso is a close second! The recipe is in Artisan Sourdough Made Simple. Enjoy! 😉 #iscreamyouscream #f52grams #f52fingerfoods

Made @samanthaseneviratne yummy orange pistachio buns a few weeks ago and froze all the leftovers (there weren’t many 😬). I defrosted them at room temp. and quickly warmed them in the oven. So good on a lazy weekend morning with coffee! The sugary crust is my favorite part. Want one? 😍 #sweetdough #orangebuns #weekendbaking

Current addiction: hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes and kale-basil pesto on sourdough bread with toasted sunflower seeds 😍 I’ll be making a batch of this bright, flavorful pesto tomorrow afternoon at @goldenearthworm farm! Come see me CSA friends! Happy Friday! 🍅🥒#csalove #goldenearthworm #veggiesandwich

When I crave something light and quick, this is it: whole wheat tortilla pizzas with prosciutto and arugula 😋. They are very simple to prepare and healthy too. I make them with all kinds of toppings (spinach and feta w/mozz and no sauce is also a fave). This is our dinner tonight! What are you making? #easyweeknightdinner

Warm, homemade blueberry muffins on deck because it’s STILL raining outside AND I’ve finished work early for the day 🙌🏻 🙋🏻‍♀️This is a @gwynethpaltrow recipe, which I’ve been using for years (google it- so good!). I use salted butter instead of unsalted, and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top. Try it! #kingarthurflour #homemadewithlove

I’ve been working on the most delicious soft rolls to make ahead and freeze for sandwiches. The recipe is almost there (still trying to perfect that squishy crust!)👌🏻 I think you’re really going to like it! Also, huge thanks for all of your sweet, thoughtful, funny, (and totally honest) comments on my last post. I guess 3 is the magic number. Bring it on! 💫 #sourdoughrolls #realbread

I have news! And I’ve been dying to tell you all about it! There’s another bun in the oven and this time it’s not sourdough! 😉 The newest member of our family will be joining us in September (is there a handbook for having 3 kids?!)! Happy Mother’s Day, everyone 💘#gratefulheart

Friends! What are you making for Mother’s Day this weekend? May I suggest this Baked Camembert Wreath? Just think: Warm melted cheese! With crusty bread for DUNKING! All you need is a glass of wine (and a babysitter 🤪) and you’re all set! It’s a good one to share with friends, too. Recipe in Artisan Sourdough Made Simple. #kingarthurflour #sourdough

We’re back from South Africa and I’m baking bread like an old lady instead of doing laundry 😩. Oh, how I’ve missed my starter!!! I’ve posted a few pics of the process in stories if you’d like to take a look! {And thanks for the scoring inspo @minskitchen 😘}#everydaysourdough #artisansourdoughmadesimple #realbread

This is the baguette of my DREAMS! 😭 We're currently in South Africa, and we visited @iledepain bakery 3 days in a row now (it's that good). AND! I got to see how the bread was made (hopefully you saw it on stories yesterday 👀). If you're ever in the Knysna area, please do yourself a favor: order the bread board, slather a slice in creamy butter and sweet apricot jam, and savor how truly delicious real bread should taste. What a treat! PS: have you tried making homemade baguettes before? #sourdough #baguettes

P I Z Z A! 💫 Using sourdough focaccia to make pizza is one of my favorite weeknight hacks! Just let the dough rise overnight and bake the next day w/ your favorite toppings. 😍This one is smothered in fragrant basil pesto, fontina, parm, and lots of chili flakes {it was a favorite when testing recipes for the book}! 🧀Recipe in Artisan Sourdough Made Simple, friends! #f52green #pestobread #sourdoughpizza

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