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“Mycroft’s Delight” Revisited

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I’ve made Diane Duane’s “Mycroft’s Delight” a couple of times in the past (I wrote it up back in January, 2016) but there were some changes I wanted to make — in particular, getting rid of the tropical-oil-laden Nutella used … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Birthday Cake 2015

In the week before Christmas, I baked three different things, the first of which was my birthday cake. It seems a bit weird to bake a cake for one’s own birthday, but I’ve found it’s the best way to preempt … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Joanne Chang’s Midnight Chocolate Cake with Milk Chocolate Buttercream

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When I started my summer baking project last June, I did not expect one recipe to be head-and-shoulders more popular than all the others: Joanne Chang’s “Midnight Chocolate Cake with Milk Chocolate Buttercream” from Flour (Chronicle Books, 2010; p. 162). I … Continue reading

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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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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 “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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