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Banana-Poppy Seed Cake from Flo Braker

In that bag of books you would take to a desert island, surely you must include Flo Braker’s Baking for All Occasions. My review from a few years ago may convince you of that. We keep the book on a convenient shelf and Suzen reaches for it once a month or more. This past weekend,…

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Warm Cinnamon-Spiced Blueberry Cake from The Weekend Baker

Here is a weekend treat distinguished by two things: a baking technique that may be quite new to you and a cake with intensified richness from lots of butter, sugar, and sour cream. Not to mention those blueberries. The technique matter here is that the blueberries are added part way through the cooking, not at…

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Blackberry Buckle from Rose Levy Berenbaum

I don’t know why it is, or if you have the same feelings, but some fruit desserts seem very personal to me. A fruit crisp or buckle seems to be my very own private dessert. In the picture at the bottom, the buckle really is private because Rose Levy Beranbaum baked them off individually. In…

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Mixed Berry Galette from Dessert of the Day by Kim Laidlaw

Kim Laidlaw’s Dessert of Day has lovely recipe ideas for every single day of the year. This gallant galette is perfect for the coming 4th of July holiday. On the 4th, you may be overbooked. There’s the fireworks, of course, but also that feast before. Perhaps a picnic, soccer games or a family outing. You…

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