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Technically, mohntorte — a wheat-free sponge-type poppy seed cake — is not a Christmas specialty, but I included it along with the two actual Christmas recipes from Luisa Weiss’s Classic German Baking (Ten Speed Press, 2016; pp. 126–7) that I prepared … Continue reading
There are a lot of different ways to make a layer cake. You can choose from any number of different cake styles, bake them in different sizes and shapes, and then there are all sorts of fillings and frostings. Last … Continue reading
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As I mentioned in the last installment, Lora Brody’s cookbook Chocolate American Style (Clarkson Potter, 2004) is the only cookbook I regularly consult that consistently calls for extra-large eggs in its recipes. So it’s natural, after making a Brody recipe … Continue reading
Caution: I did this eight days ago. I didn’t bake anything this (three-day) weekend, so there was less pressure to get it written up than usual (I try to avoid queuing multiple recipes) because I was planning on doing a … Continue reading
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I’ve been unforgivably lax in posting lately, so I’m just about three weeks behind at present, but Prairie Home Companion was a rerun today, so I’m going to use some of that time to catch up. I’ll have to apologize … Continue reading
I don’t often do my own recipes here, mostly because there aren’t very many of them, but every so often it will work out that I end up creating something on my own. I was originally planning to make a … Continue reading
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I stumbled across this recipe one day when I was digging through Diane Duane’s tumblr looking for something else (I no longer remember what). As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make it. It’s associated with … Continue reading
It’s taken me a while to write this post, which is one part annoying WordPress UI changes, one part laziness, and one part my overall “meh” feeling about the results of this recipe. I’ll be making something considerably more exciting … Continue reading
I’d like to claim that I was incredibly foresightful and deliberately chose a low-calorie chocolate torte to make for the first regular work day after two consecutive pig-out holidays (Christmas and New Year’s), but in fact it was sheer dumb … Continue reading
The third, and by far most popular, dish I made the week before Christmas was “Deep, Dark, Spicy Gingerbread” from Joanne Chang’s Flour (Chronicle Books, 2010; p. 200). It is, as the recipe promises, deep and dark — so much so … Continue reading