Suzi's Blog

Baked Churros with Dark Chocolate Ganache

For her customers at Cooking by the Book, Suzi knows that the dessert has to be the perfect cap for the evening’s meal. Teams come into her kitchen, cook together, and then dine on their creations. That final dish, dessert, has to fabulous. When you have 20 or 30 people in your kitchen, you can…

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Snickerdoodles from Classic Cookies with Modern Twists

These German cookies have been popular, but never “dominant.” They just appear on home tables for families with European origins. Sometimes they will appear in a bakery showcase if you visit the “right” part of town. There is a revival, at least of name, with as an example Dunkin’ Donuts offering a snickerdoodle cookie latte.…

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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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