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This year’s holiday baking, for a variety of reasons, will consist of things that I’ve done previously and have already written about, so I won’t be posting any more recipe walk-throughs for the rest of the year. See you in … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: EuropeanCuisineLady’s Black Bun

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Somewhere, and I can’t exactly pin down either where or when, EuropeanCuisineLady (in real life, American-Irish SF writer Diane Duane, co-proprietor of European Cuisines with her husband Peter Morwood) posted something about how it was getting to be the time … Continue reading

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Peanut-butter cookies

This weekend I made peanut-butter cookies for the first time in years, probably decades. These were big peanut-butter cookies, over two inches in diameter, definitely one per serving, from Joanne Chang’s Flour (Chronicle Books, 2010; p. 114), so they’re not really … Continue reading

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Recipe super-quick take: Joanne Chang’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

So, pretty much every bakery has to have an oatmeal-raisin cookie formula, for catering orders if nothing else. And Joanne Chang’s recipe from Flour (Chronicle Books, 2010; p. 112) is not all that much different from the one you might find … Continue reading

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One or two of you may have noticed that I’ve not posted very much lately. Mostly this is because I’ve been bike commuting, which means I can only bring small things into work (not carrying a cake or pie in … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Joanne Chang’s Peanut Butter Honey Cookies

Hey, it’s another report in my series on Joanne Chang’s cookie recipes — with any luck, I’ll be done by the end of the month. Cookies work well for me this summer because I’ve been doing a lot of bike … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Joanne Chang’s White Chocolate–Cherry–Almond Cookies

It’s nearly a week late, but since I’m in the middle of the next recipe already, I need to clear this one out of the queue. White Chocolate–Cherry–Almond cookies are one of Joanne Chang’s newer recipes, from her Baking with … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Joanne Chang’s Coconut Macaroons

A few weeks ago, I did Joanne Chang’s macarons — or, as she called them in pre-macaron-craze days, “Almond Macaroons with Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache”. This week, I’m back with her macaroons — proper macaroons, or “Coconut Macaroons” as she calls … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Joanne Chang’s “Homemade Oreos”

Another week, another quick review of a Joanne Chang cookie recipe. I have to put “Homemade Oreos” — or perhaps “Homemade ‘Oreos’” — in quotation marks, because these sandwich cookies really don’t have anything to do with Oreo brand sandwich … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Joanne Chang’s Almond Macaroons with Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache

This is just about the simplest baking recipe I’ve ever done here, to the extent that even an in-depth review isn’t going to be longer than a “quick take”. But before that, a little digression on naming. In recent years … Continue reading

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