Monthly Archives: September 2015

Recipe quick takes: Rosetta Costantino’s Ciambella all’Arancia

You’re probably wondering if I’ve given up on baking, given the long gap between posts. Fear not — it was just a vacation-induced hiatus. This past weekend I baked an Italian olive-oil cake called Ciambella all’Arancia, from Rosetta Costantino’s Southern … Continue reading

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What exactly do we mean by “friend”?

One day in the middle of last week, I OD’ed on chocolate while at work. As a result, I felt ashamed and later depressed, but more relevant to this post, I was so buzzed on the natural stimulants chocolate contains … Continue reading

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Brief blogging outage

I’m going on a short trip starting this weekend. The recipe I was planning to bake would have been a repeat anyway, so I was not going to do a post. I have another post in the works, not food-related, … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Joanne Chang’s Classic Carrot Cake

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I made this cake over Labor Day weekend; the first of two carrot cakes I expect to make this year, it comes from Joanne Chang’s first cookbook, Flour (with Christie Matheson; Chronicle Books, 2010; pp. 159ff). The published recipe includes the … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: King Arthur Flour’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

This is the second of three promised posts to update you on my recent baking projects. As an occasional customer of King Arthur Flour’s “Baker’s Store”, they send me monthly catalogues, which I mostly just toss in the recycling bin, … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Chocolate Truffles Four Ways

Perhaps you’ve noticed that I’ve been a bit quiet lately. That’s not because I’ve stopped baking, but a combination of other activities has kept me from having the time and energy to write blog posts for the past week. So … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Pierre Hermé’s Moist and Nutty Brownies

This is the last of the “easy midweek” recipes from my summer baking project. If you read my “Coming Attractions” post, you were perhaps expecting “Banana Crunch Cake” from King Arthur Flour’s Whole Grain Baking, but I decided to bag … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: King Arthur Flour’s Chocolate Zucchini Cake

It’s that time of year again, when people in small towns all over this country lock their cars and their back doors to forestall neighborly gifts of summer squash. Here in the big city, we always lock our doors, and … Continue reading

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