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Banana Pecan Coffee Cake from Big Bad Breakfast

  In his newest book Big Bad Breakfast, author John Currence demonstrates why, in the tiny town of Oxford, Mississippi, he has six restaurants and they are all packed. Born in New Orleans, John’s Southern heritage is evident on every page. The recipes are designed for elevated breakfasts but many, like this one, make for…

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Brown Butter Snickerdooles from The Sprinkles Baking Book

  The name “snickerdoodle” probably is German, at least according to The Joy of Cooking. I can remember walking by bakeries in the 1950s with their doors open and aromas pouring out to the sidewalk. The pungency of the cinnamon from the snickerdoodles was always a dominant note that made walking into the bakery a…

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Butter + Cinnamon + Sugar = Cake from Baking Style by Lisa Yockelson

    This is the third recipe Suzi and I tried from the wonderful Baking Style by Lisa Yockelson. Lisa loves intense flavors and she’s fond of cake for breakfast. Pie, too, I suspect. For breakfast, I find a chocolate cake a bit intense. But, cinnamon is lovely. We eat cinnamon rolls so why not…

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Grapefruit Custard Pie with Saltine Cracker Crust from Sweet and Tart

  Here is a recipe from Sweet and Tart, a lovely “single theme” cookbook by Carly Snyder I reviewed earlier today. The book offers an impressive colleciton of citrus-based recipes, ideal to make winter a little brighter as we wait for spring. I am thoroughly intrigued by this recipe for a Grapefruit Custard Pie with Saltine…

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