A number of the recipes in Joanne Chang’s cookbook Baking with Less Sugar (Chronicle Books, 2015) are revised versions of bakery favorites originally published in Flour (2010). “Flour’s Famous Banana Bread” is a justly popular recipe from Chang’s Flour Bakery … Continue reading
It’s been a while, I know, but I haven’t much felt like writing lately, and I haven’t baked anything particularly spectacular. But it’s a three-day weekend, and I got a 40-mile ride today, so I’ve got plenty of time to … 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
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
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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Boston Cream Pie creates a lot of confusion. While it is from Boston, it doesn’t necessarily have any cream in it, and it’s a layer cake, not a pie. Opinions differ greatly on what the cake should be filled with: … Continue reading
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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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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