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Honey Cake with Orange Buttercream from Scandinavia Baking by Trine Hahnemann

  For this holiday season, how about a very different dessert from a place that is always, or almost always, cold. Here is a Honey Cake with Orange Buttercream recipe from Scandinavian Baking by Trine Hahnemann. It’s a lovely book filled with recipes from a part of Europe that we too often pass by, as…

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Champagne Buttercream

Frostings by Courtney Dial Whitmore and Courtney Whitmore is a slim treasure of a book dedicated to decadence. Frostings in all forms and flavors appear here. I’m fond of buttercreams and prefer them very lightly flavored. I want my frosting subtle, with hinted flavor and with the ability to let me taste the richness of…

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Holiday Honey Dessert: Aunt Sassy Cake with Honey Vanilla Buttercream

This week has featured honey-based recipes for the coming spring holidays. Here’s a dessert for you, a cake I blogged about before, and a cake I could blog about every day. This is my favorite non-chocolate dessert. Yes, I do eat such delicacies. And this cake is help trigger the transition. It’s a beautiful to…

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Buche de Noel for Holiday Entertaining

“We need to discuss this,” Suzen said. I didn’t know why. It was a simple request. “Sit down,” she said. I did. “What is your last name?” she asked. “Now wait a minute,” I objected, “I’ve taken all my meds.” ‘What is your last name,” she repeated. “O’Rourke,” I said. No use lying about that.…

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