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Banana Nut Bread from Secrets of a Jewish Baker

  There are thousands of recipes for banana bread. This one, from Secrets of Jewish Baker, reflects the tuning and refining of a master baker. With thousands of customer to please, George Greenstein’s recipe here had to acquire a distinctive style while not become “too” different. Both brown and granulated sugar are used. Cake flour,…

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Chocolate Cake from A La Mere De Famille

  On a recent trip to Paris, Suzi and I tried an Airbnb. And I have to say it was a great experience. Our apartment was lovely, a tad tiny, but came at a third of the price of a hotel. We spent the saved money on food and Uber. Uber in Paris is a…

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Strawberry and White Chocolate Buttermilk Cake from Sherry Yard for 4th of July

For the upcoming 4th of July weekend, at some point you may require a spectacular dessert. Spectacular. It’s this one. This Strawberry and White Chocolate Buttermilk Cake is from the extraordinary pastry chef Sherry Yard. When she wrote her monumental tome Desserts by the Yard, she was working for Wolfgang puck. Now she’s about to…

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TBT Recipe: Strawberry Balsamic and Olive Oil Upside Down Cake

The website Food52 is a resource that you simply must visit. It’s a site beautiful both for its recipes and its visualizations. Suzen made this cake, and began boasting to me. As the family dessert maven, I took no offense. But I wondered if she had changed medications, or even doctors. After all, my wife…

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