Our tour through The Bread Baker’s Apprentice continues! Today we’re going step by step and learning how to make Challah. 

Challah from Sifting Through Life


Sorry, I’ve been wanting to shout that for a while. I’ve also been wanting to tackle this recipe for a while. I made challah once in pastry school and loved it. It’s as wonderful to look at as it is to make french toast with.  

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Caramel Cake

Caramel Cake, filled with caramel frosting and drizzled with caramel sauce. Get your caramel fix here!

Caramel Cake by Sifting Through Life

I love birthdays. My birthday. Your birthday. Family birthdays. Strangers’ birthdays. I love them all. A lot of people hate their birthday, so I think I try to combat all that ill-will and love everyone’s birthday whether they want me to or not. 

This year, my roommate wasn’t super excited about her birthday, but I was! Because 1) As we’ve discussed, I love birthdays and 2) I knew I was making this Caramel Cake. It’s a caramel lover’s dream with homemade caramel sauce in the cake batter, frosting and drizzled on top.

It’s so good that I had a brief moment where I contemplated keeping it all for myself. It was brief, but it happened.  

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Get these fluffy, Southern-grandma-approved Buttermilk Biscuits in your oven and then into your mouth. 

Buttermilk Biscuits by Sifting Through Life

I get in these little baking fits where I become obsessed with perfecting a recipe. These Buttermilk Biscuits are the flaky results of my latest fit.

I woke up one Saturday and really, really wanted biscuits. The kind that steam when you open them up and have layers so buttery and so flaky that they melt in your mouth.  After several Saturdays and dozens of biscuits, I found my perfect recipe. 

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Cinnamon Rolls

Put on your stretchy pants. We’re making Cinnamon Rolls! 

Cinnamon Rolls by Sifting Through Life

Where has May gone? Better yet, where has 2017 gone? We’re nearly half way through, and I feel like I just put away my Christmas lights. The fact that I put them away in February is besides the point. 

To be fair, I know full well where May has gone. It has gone to watching The Great British Bake Off. After hearing about it for years, it finally landed on Netflix, and it’s just as glorious as I imagined. 

I wanted to share these Cinnamon Rolls for a while now, but I was too enraptured by Mary Berry’s perfectly sculpted hair to do much else with my life. Now I’ve snapped out of my Bake Off comma, and I need to share these Sunday-morning-worthy Cinnamon Rolls with you. 

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Margarita Cupcakes

Packed with tequila and puckery lime, these Margarita Cupcakes prove that margs aren’t just for drinking. 

Margarita Cupcakes from Sifting Through Life

A long, long time ago, in March of 2015, I shared my Margarita Cupcakes. Also in March of 2015, I had a fondness for surrounding my pictures with giant black borders. Oh, and I took those pictures on my state of the art iPhone 4. Times they have a-changed. And because they have changed, I thought it was time for an update. 

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Almond Orange Biscotti

It’s a good thing a batch of this Almond Orange Biscotti makes a ton of cookies because you’re going to want to eat every single one. 

Almond Orange Biscotti

If you’ve followed along for a while now (Hi, mom!), then you know that I have a deep love for dessert disguised as breakfast. Exhibit A. Exhibit B. Exhibit C.

Now I can add Almond Orange Biscotti as Exhibit D. It is just the right amount of sweet, is easy to take on the go and is heaven with coffee. 

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Red Velvet Cake

Time for a classic. Soft Red Velvet Cake with fluffy cream cheese frosting just how you like it. 

Red Velvet Cake

Did you know that when you move to Georgia, you are welcomed with a Red Velvet Cake? Okay, that’s not true, but it should be. Nonetheless, after living in Georgia for several years, I’ve eaten my fair share of red velvet cake. 

Before we get into this recipe, I have a confession to make. I don’t know why red velvet is so popular. I hear you grasping for your pitchforks, but first, hear me out!

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