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Honey Cake with Orange Buttercream from Scandinavia Baking by Trine Hahnemann

  For this holiday season, how about a very different dessert from a place that is always, or almost always, cold. Here is a Honey Cake with Orange Buttercream recipe from Scandinavian Baking by Trine Hahnemann. It’s a lovely book filled with recipes from a part of Europe that we too often pass by, as…

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Chocolate Fudge Brownies from Brownies Blondies and Other Traybakes from Ryland Peters & Small

  Yesterday I posted a very positive review of Brownies, Blondies and Other Traybakes from Ryland Peters & Small. It’s the best brownie book in years. And, yes, you should try all the other yummy treats here. This is a British book, so there are some surprises here for you: jam-filled and fig-topped trays of…

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Black and White Cupcakes from Sprinkles

Last week I posted a very positive review of The Sprinkles Baking Book by Candace Nelson. She started the Spinkles chain over a decade ago. It’s simple to describe Sprikles: the best cupcakes on earth. I know. I have tested and tasted far and wide. There is simply no question that the Sprinkles products have…

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A Gentle Banana Cake from Lisa Yockelson in Baking Style

It was one of those conversations that just was going sideways. I had just suggested three, yes three, different desserts to try this past weekend. Her responses grew in intensity. “Chocolate cookies. Chocolate pie,” her voice began to rise. “Chocolate cake.” Now she was loud. She continued in strong style, “There are flavors other than…

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