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Other people’s recipes: Claire Ptak’s Rye Chocolate Brownies

Here in my home office, in front of the bookcase to the left of my desk I used to have a very large pile of cookbooks waiting to be scanned for interesting recipes and ultimately shelved in the kitchen bookcase … Continue reading

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Chocolate cake mashup

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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Other people’s recipes: King Arthur Flour’s Classic 100% Whole Wheat Bread

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I have a few recipes for sandwich bread that I bake time and again, but sometimes I like to try something different. Last weekend, I stumbled across a recipe I had printed out from KingArthurFlour.com for an all-whole-wheat sandwich bread. … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Lora Brody’s White Chocolate–Orange Pound Cake

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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

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Really ultra-super-hyper-quick-take: Lora Brody’s Chile Cha-Cha Brownies

Last weekend I did “Chile Cha-Cha Brownies” from Lora Brody’s Chocolate American Style (Clarkson Potter, 2004; p. 237), and didn’t even bother to take a single photo. I’m sorry, I was a bit distracted by current events. They were pretty good, … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Joanne Chang’s Oatmeal-Raisin-Cranberry Cookies

It’s been a while since I did a food post (probably disappointing to all of you who followed me just for the recipes), so for the first of the year, here’s another Joanne Chang cookie recipe, Oatmeal–Raisin–Cranberry Cookies, from Baking … Continue reading

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Holiday Baking 2016

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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