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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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Recipe quick takes: Joanne Chang’s Peanut Butter Honey Cookies

Hey, it’s another report in my series on Joanne Chang’s cookie recipes — with any luck, I’ll be done by the end of the month. Cookies work well for me this summer because I’ve been doing a lot of bike … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Joanne Chang’s White Chocolate–Cherry–Almond Cookies

It’s nearly a week late, but since I’m in the middle of the next recipe already, I need to clear this one out of the queue. White Chocolate–Cherry–Almond cookies are one of Joanne Chang’s newer recipes, from her Baking with … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Joanne Chang’s Coconut Macaroons

A few weeks ago, I did Joanne Chang’s macarons — or, as she called them in pre-macaron-craze days, “Almond Macaroons with Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache”. This week, I’m back with her macaroons — proper macaroons, or “Coconut Macaroons” as she calls … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Joanne Chang’s “Homemade Oreos”

Another week, another quick review of a Joanne Chang cookie recipe. I have to put “Homemade Oreos” — or perhaps “Homemade ‘Oreos’” — in quotation marks, because these sandwich cookies really don’t have anything to do with Oreo brand sandwich … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Joanne Chang’s Almond Macaroons with Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache

This is just about the simplest baking recipe I’ve ever done here, to the extent that even an in-depth review isn’t going to be longer than a “quick take”. But before that, a little digression on naming. In recent years … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: two banana bread recipes from Joanne Chang

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

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Other people’s recipes: Joanne Chang’s Vanilla–Pecan Coffee Cake

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

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Recipe quick takes: A disappointing whole-grain Honey Cake from King Arthur Flour

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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Other People’s Recipes: Joanne Chang’s Double-Chocolate Cookies

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These are among my favorite cookies at Joanne Chang’s Flour Bakery+Cafe, and I finally got around to making them myself, from the recipe in her cookbook Flour (Chronicle Books, 2010; p. 106). The preparation is more than a bit unusual, as … Continue reading

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