Monthly Archives: August 2015


Heirloom Tomato and White Peach Bruschetta

By | August 26th, 2015|WayneBites|

The was so much gorgeous fresh fruit at the market today I just had to do some experimenting. So, I combined white peaches and heirloom tomatoes to make a really fresh tasking bruschetta. The flavors really work well together. The right amount of salt was also key for me…just enough to brighten the flavors of [...]

California Inspired Antipasto Board

By | August 20th, 2015|WayneBites|

I'm out in California for two weeks and of course I'm going to sample the local fare and get some culinary inspiration. My first stop was the Foreign Cinema, a wonderful restaurant in the Mission District.  It's a beautiful space with an outdoor patio.  In the evenings they project movies on the large white washed [...]

Fried Green Tomato BLT

By | August 2nd, 2015|WayneBites|

Fried Green Tomato and Making A Lattice Bacon Layer (so there's bacon in every bite) I love BLTs and now with tomatoes growing in my backyard, it's easier than every to just munch out at a moments notice.  But, I posted one of my caprese salads on Facebook recently, bragging about my tomatoes, and one [...]

Star Shaped Nutella Filled Bread “Edelweiss”

By | August 1st, 2015|WayneBites|

Star Shaped Nutella Filled Bread Inspired by Baker & Nosh's Edelweiss Ingredients 1 Brioche Dough Recipe (click here) 1 jar Nutella 1 Egg White Method This recipe was inspired by my friend Bill Millholand, Chef/Owner of Baker & Nosh, a wonderful bakery in my Uptown neighborhood on the north side of Chicago.  Bill's "Edelweiss" is [...]

Brioche Dough

By | August 1st, 2015|WayneBites|

Brioche Dough Recipe Ingredients Sponge 1 pkg Active Dry Yeast 1 tsp Sugar 1/2 cu All Purpose Flour 1/4 cu Whole Milk, warmed to 105 degrees F 1 lg Egg, room temperature Dough 3 1/2 cu All Purpose Flour, plus 2 tablespoons 1/4 cu Granulated Sugar 1/2 tsp Salt 4 lg Eggs 12 tbl Unsalted [...]