Monthly Archives: July 2015

Other people’s recipes: Rosetta Costantino’s Torta di Pistacchio

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Here we go again: another weekend, another cake for my summer baking project. This time, it’s “Torta di Pistacchio” from Rosetta Costantino’s Southern Italian Desserts (Ten Speed Press, 2013; p. 46). Per the headnote, this recipe is a direct substitution of … Continue reading

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Computing apportionment for the U.S. House of Representatives

Several months ago, I started a really simple project to compute Congressional apportionment, using the method defined in current law, with the intent of considering several different scenarios. I haven’t really had time to work on this since then, but … Continue reading

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Quote of the day: Elena Glassman on learning

It’s been way too long since I posted a quote of the day, so here’s one: It can be tough to find resources at the right level of depth — not too simple, not too detailed. For folks with math anxiety, the … Continue reading

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Recipe double take: Coconut/Oat, Chocolate & Brown Butter Blondies from Ovenly

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Bet you thought I had completely forgotten about the midweek baking project. Nope: just have been having trouble getting to writing about it. This week I did “Coconut, Chocolate & Brown Butter Blondies” from Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin’s Ovenly … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Moosewood’s Coconut Lemon Layer Cake

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Another weekend, another cake! This time, it’s Coconut Lemon Layer Cake from The Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts (Clarkson Potter, 1997; p. 94). Like most of the recipes in this cookbook, it’s not attributed to any particular baker, and some aspects … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions

If you’ve been following my blog at all, you’ve probably read about how I made a list of recipes to bake this summer, and asked my coworkers to pick their top three (based only on the recipe name and source). … Continue reading

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Recipe quick take: Zoe Nathan’s Banana–Poppy Seed Muffins

You probably know the drill by now, but just in case: I’m baking lots of stuff this summer — more complicated things like cakes on weekends, easier things like muffins and cookies for midweek — and bringing them in to … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Lora Brody’s Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

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Another week, another cake! Up next on my list of summer baking projects is “Chocolate Hazelnut Torte”, a flourless chocolate cake from Lora Brody’s Chocolate American Style (Clarkson Potter, 2004; p. 118). Although not mentioned in the title (to the chagrin … Continue reading

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Recipe quick take: King Arthur Flour’s Butter-Nut Blondies

This week, I’m continuing with my idea of doing easy recipes like bar cookies in the middle of the week by trying out King Arthur Flour’s “Butter-Nut Blondies” (from Whole Grain Baking, p. 348). This was one of the recipes on … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Emily Luchetti’s Berry-Crème Fraîche Cake

I can’t promise to do a layer cake every weekend, but this one seemed perfect for the Fourth of July holiday: fresh summer fruit, easy butter-cake procedure, light cream-based frosting, and oh, did I mention, it’s red-white-and-blue? What could be … Continue reading

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