Monthly Archives: June 2015

Other people’s recipes: King Arthur Flour’s “Daffodil Cake”

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I asked my coworkers to help me choose baking projects for the summer. Several of the recipes that I included on the list were elaborate (for me) layer cakes, and somewhat surprisingly, my … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Joanne Chang’s Ginger Molasses Cookies

On Monday and Tuesday, I passed around a list of about 40 baking recipes to my coworkers, and asked each one to nominate the top three things from the list that they’d like to see. Strangely enough, the two most … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Joanne Chang’s Brown Butter-Crispy Rice Treats

This is a really quick “quick take”, since I didn’t take any pictures at all. But look, you all know what Rice Krispies Treats look like? You had them as a kid, just like I did. Well, “Brown Butter-Crispy Rice … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 13: Other bakers’ brownies and a summary of the results

Finally, we come to the end of the road for Browniefest 2015. As I write this it was still less than a week ago, although you won’t see it for another few days yet. I’ve already written about all the … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 12: Brownie or Torte? — Emily Luchetti’s “Black Forest Brownies”

Finally, we come to the very last brownie recipe I made for browniefest: Emily Luchetti’s “Black Forest Brownies with Mocha Ganache” from A Passion for Desserts (Chronicle Books, 2003; p. 74). A number of the tasters were unsure whether this really … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 11: Two recipes that I expected better from, by Moosewood and by Fritz Knipschildt

Now we come to two brownie recipes that were real disappointments to me. First up, from Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts (ascribed to “The Moosewood Collective”, copyright owned by Vegetable Kingdom, Inc.; Clarkson Potter, 1997) are “Hazelnut Brownies” (p. 198), … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 10: Judy Rosenberg’s “Peanut Butter Topped Brownies”, a Rosie’s Bakery classic

Until it closed recently, Rosie’s Bakery was a local Cambridge institution, offering unapologetically rich, sweet baked goods. Chef-owner Judy Rosenberg published a number of cookbooks over the years, and this recipe comes from The Rosie’s Bakery All-Butter, Cream-Filled, Sugar-Packed Baking … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 9: Brownies with unusual toppings by Carole Bloom and by Mindy Segal

The previous posts covered all of the “plain” brownies, some of which had nuts or chocolate chunks in them but none of which had any sort of topping applied. I did all of those brownies first before starting on the … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 8: Brooke Dojny’s daughter Maury’s “Best Brownies”

Brooke Dojny’s The New England Cookbook (Harvard Common Press, 1999) is one of those reference works (like the more famous Joy of Cooking) that I consult fairly frequently when I’m thinking about something I want to cook, but rarely actually … Continue reading

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Browniefest part 7: An update on King Arthur Flour’s “Double Fudge Brownies”

I’ve already written two posts about “Double Fudge Brownies”, a whole-wheat recipe from King Arthur Flour’s Whole Wheat Baking, including a complete walk-through, so I don’t really have much to add here. However, I did redo the nutritional analysis to … Continue reading

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