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Apricot Soufflé from Alice Waters

  Those are apricots from our local farmers’ market. How do you get them into a soufflé? Ah, there is an intermediate step. You need some Apricot Jam. This recipe for the soufflé comes from The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters and, yes, there is an apricot jam recipe in the The Art.…

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Oatmeal Chunkers

  In August I did a cookbook review for Sugar Rush, a dessert book to teach you the foundation of pastry, from creams to cakes to frostings. It’s an alternative path to becoming a faux pastry chef without leaving home. Or spending three years in school in New York! Every pastry chef now faces new…

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Chocolate Pomegranate Pavlova from Wintersweet by Tammy Donroe Inman

  It’s September, the official start of the pomegranate season. It may take a while for them to appear in your supermarket, but they will. Tammy Donroe Inman put his pavlova on the cover of her book Wintersweet — you can see my review here. Wintersweet is a magnificent dessert book and a go-to reference…

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Blueberry Nectarine Pie from First Prize Pies by Allison Kave

  In First Prize Pies, Allison Kave argues that you can enjoy pie year round. Her argument is sound, and you can see my review here. But, ah aren’t there always buts in life, I think late summer is just the one time of year when you have to try pie. There are blueberries and…

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