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Girl Versus Dough -- About Me

Hello there.

My name is Stephanie. I’m a person. More specifically, I’m a writer and a self-taught baker. I’m also a pro at drinking coffee, watching movies and giving my husband/baby/cat/fellow carb lovers bear hugs.

I like a lot of things. You, for example (thank you for being here!). Also cookies, Jesus, sunshine, traveling, reading and anything by Van Gogh and Fleet Foxes. Oh, and cookies. And also my husband, Elliott, on whom I have an uncontrollable lifelong crush.


Here are our sweet little nuggets, Avery and Addy. If the question you have is, “Do they make your heart swell and do you melt into a puddle of warm fuzzy feelings when you see them every day?” the answer is yes. Times 10,000.

Elliott and I live in the Twin Cities. He works as a physician assistant. I am a newspaper reporter-turned-food blogger/recipe developer and resident baker/blogger/babbler of this here blog. I love every minute of what I do, and I hope that comes through in my words and recipes.

I love baking bread because it’s earthy and organic, and oftentimes you have to get your hands into it to make it beautiful. I like working with my hands. It’s good exercise.


I don’t claim to be an expert on the stuff, but if you’re curious, you should read what I have to say and maybe make a recipe or two. Then you and I can learn together.

rye bread.



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Want to get baking right away? Of course you do. Check out my tips and tricks for best baking practices and my recipe index.