Monthly Archives: August 2015

A layer cake for a party with nuts and two kinds of chocolate

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Early last week, my colleague Marzyeh invited me to an end-of-summer party she and her husband Eric were holding on Saturday at the picnic area outside their apartment building. They were providing (and Eric was grilling) the protein, but they … Continue reading

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Recipe quick take: Emily Luchetti’s Walnut Hazelnut Bars

Straight off, I have to admit that this recipe was a bit more involved than my initial impression had suggested, making it unsuitable for the “easy midweek” tranche of my summer baking project, and as a result I screwed several … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: King Arthur Flour’s Lemon-Raspberry Cake

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Last weekend’s baking project was the Lemon-Raspberry Cake from King Arthur Flour’s Whole Grain Baking (Countryman Press, 2006; p. 375). In yesterday’s post, I went into the details of buttercream frosting, which is an important part of this cake — but … Continue reading

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I made buttercream (and so should you)

On my way into work today with yet another layer cake (about which more to come later), it occurred to me that the entire time I was growing up, my mother baked cakes but never once made a buttercream frosting. … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: King Arthur Flour’s Chocolate Pound Cake

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Running a little late for this week’s “easy” midweek recipe write-up, but here goes. This chocolate pound cake recipe comes from King Arthur Flour’s Whole Grain Baking (Countryman Press, 2006; p. 387), so naturally it is made with a whole-grain flour … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions (redux)

A month ago, I posted “Coming Attractions“, listing the things I was planning on doing for my summer baking project. I thought it was time to post an update. 8/24 Whole Grain Baking: Lemon–Raspberry Cake 8/26 Luchetti: Walnut–Hazelnut Bars 8/31 … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Rosetta Costantino’s Cherry-Almond Cake

Another Monday, another cake — although I’m actually doing two cakes this week, both relatively easy. The first cake, from Rosetta Costantino’s Southern Italian Desserts (Ten Speed Press, 2013; p. 128), is called Torta di Ciliege. It follows the usual procedure … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Lora Brody’s Chocolate–Peanut Butter Shortbread Bars

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Today’s recipe is “Chocolate–Peanut Butter Shortbread Bars”, from Lora Brody’s Chocolate American Style (Clarkson Potter, 2004; p. 196). Even though this was one of my “easy midweek” recipes, I took enough pictures to do a full walkthrough; if you notice that … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Moosewood’s Texas Italian Cream Cake

The history of this recipe is a bit obscure: it’s understood to come from Texas, and it may have been inspired by an Italian torta; this version is from The Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts (Clarkson Potter, 1997; p. 99) — … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Moosewood’s Black and White Brownies

Hey, it’s once again time for the easy midweek baking project! This time around, it was “Black and White Brownies” from The Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts (as by “The Moosewood Collective”, Clarkson Potter, 1997; p. 197). These are a fairly … Continue reading

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