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Bourbon Orange Pound Cake with Bourbon Glaze and Orange-Apricot Sauce

Pound cakes have been baked in our ovens for centuries. There is that old story about “a pound of flour, pound of butter, pound of eggs, pound of sugar.” Along the way, modifications occurred and an English standard was to include some brandy in the cake. Here, this recipe coming from Kentucky, bourbon abounds: in…

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Blackberry Roll from Around the Southern Table by Sarah Belk

Last week I wrote a TBT cookbook review for Around the Southern Table by Sarah Belk. It’s a tour de force of historic Southern dishes with loving emphasis on those ingredients we now call “local and fresh.” In a Southern spring, blackberries abound. In the New Orleans of a century ago, Blackberry Pie or Tarte…

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Tiny Biscuits with Crème Fraiche and Berries from Gale Gand

Size does matter. But gigantic is not always best. Sometimes, sometimes elegance comes in a small bundle carefully articulated. Here’s a perfect example. We tend to bake “big.” Big cookies, big muffins, big shortcakes slathered in a mountain of whipped cream studded with strawberries. Here’s a different twist: tiny biscuits flavored themselves with honey and…

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Toasted Angel Food Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Kim Laidlaw’s Dessert of Day has a suggested dessert for each one of the 365 days our planet needs to circle the sun. You could just follow the book, day by day, around the spinning year. But, but, there are these photos by Erin Kunkel that really make you want to jump around. Change orbits,…

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