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Other people’s recipes: Alice Medrich’s Bittersweet Roulade

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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

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Other people’s recipes: Rosetta Costantino’s Africani

If you look back on the past two years I’ve been doing this, you’ll see a lot of cakes, some cookies, breads, and pies, and (especially at the beginning) a good number of savory dishes as well. Other than the … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Alice Medrich’s Bittersweet Deception

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

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Recipe quick takes: Emily Luchetti’s Caramel Chocolate Chunk Tart

This is going to be an even quicker “quick take” than usual, because I only have one photo of this tart — taken after it was completely baked. (Since the procedure is all stuff I’ve covered before, more than once … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Black Chocolate Stout Cake with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese “Buttercream” from Ovenly

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My first baking project of the “holiday season” was a bit of a production, despite being a relatively simple two-layer chocolate cake. Perhaps this was a result of being out of practice, after nearly a month off. This is the … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Zoe Nathan’s Chocolate Banana Walnut Cake

This past weekend, I was supposed to be doing Black Chocolate Stout Cake from Ovenly, but Black Chocolate Stout wasn’t available the weekend before, so I had to change my plans. As it turns out, it won’t be available until … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Joanne Chang’s Double Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Snap quiz: What do you do when you have leftover crème fraîche you don’t know what to do with? There aren’t as many options as you’d think, at least not until you start doing serious recipe development (ok, how much … 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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We tasted some chocolate

I’ll have a writeup on Emily Luchetti’s “Ricotta Cheesecake with golden raisins and tart cherries” later this long weekend. In the mean time, I’ve written up the results of a chocolate tasting from Monday. Here’s my conclusion: This was a … 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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