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Cast-Iron Apple Cake with Maple Brown Butter from Wintersweet by Tammy Donroe Inman

This past Monday I reviewed the book Bittersweet, a volume dedicated to winter desserts using “in-season” fruits, like those fall apples that have been gently stored and allowed to intensify in flavor. This Sunday it is again still winter, again still bitterly cold. And again, we could benefit from a hearty dessert. Here’s a perfect…

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Espresso Glaze

Yesterday’s post was for an Ultimate Butter Cake from Flavor Flours, the latest and greatest book from Alice Medrich. The cake was lovely and we baked two rounds. We froze one for a quick dessert treat on some future weeknight. And the unfrozen layer was consumed in two nights. Here's a link to that post:…

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Ultimate Butter Cake from Flavor Flours from Alice Medrich

  Yes, today is officially Alice Medrich Day. On today’s other post is a cookbook review of Alice’s latest book, Flavor Flours. It’s a simple book to describe: it’s a masterpiece. You don’t need to throw out all the white wheat flour in your pantry, but you do want to add some of the many…

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Baked Bananas in a Citrus Rum Sauce from Keep It Vegan by Aine Carlin

I love my Bananas Foster. My agreement with Suzen, Clause 4.3.1a in the marriage contract, is that I can make it once a year. Suzen’s lawyer was a nice man, but, fortunately for me, not comprehensive. Here’s a recipe that is not, I would maintain, Bananas Foster. And it looks even better. From Keep It…

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