Suzi's Blog

Babka ala Food and Wine Magazine

Babka is a yeasted bread that is loved by multiple cultures: Jewish, Eastern European and Russian. So, I was surprised when I asked Suzi, a lovely Jewish woman with root back to Bialystock, if she had ever made babka. "No," she said. "It's the cover of this month's Food and Wine," I said. "Get it,"…

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TBT Recipe: Molasses Banana Cobbler

  For this Throwback Thursday recipe, I dug two years back to a cold February in 2014 when Suzi and I tried this. You'll like it. Double down with an Irish coffee and suddenly, all the troubles drift away. There is more to molasses than gingersnaps and baked beans! There was no way I was…

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Jamaican Coconut Cake

When the chill factor is 50 below, and you can’t make it to your favorite tropical island, then you can bring a bit of the islands to you. This lovely cake, which is gluten free, has an intense flavor of intertwined coconut and almond. Added in, of course, are a half dozen spices, lightly applied,…

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Gingerbread Loaf from Warm Bread and Honey Cake

Warm Bread and Honey Cake is lovely book with two components: interesting recipes from around the world — ones I’m sure you won’t have seen before — and very detailed background histories on each treat in the book. Take gingerbread. This cake is not served as often now as in the 1950s and 1960s but…

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