Remembering Flo Braker: Devil’s Food Cake

Remembering Flo Braker: Devil’s Food Cake

We learned on Friday that Flo Braker has died. Do you know the name? She was not as famous as Julia Child, but, she was surely as important, one of the seminal bakers in America in the last century. She wrote only three cookbooks, but hundreds of newspaper columns....
TBT Recipe: Old-Fashioned Berry Icebox Cake

TBT Recipe: Old-Fashioned Berry Icebox Cake

Two years I posted this exceptional dessert idea. It’s fabulous rich and cool and perfect for our summer weekends. There are exceptions to every rule. I have a rule: never mix fruit and chocolate. Black Forest Cake? Please I hate it. I like fruit, I am addicted...
Summer Spiced Cake with Sautéed Peaches

Summer Spiced Cake with Sautéed Peaches

I’m posting this in early May but peaches are already available. And they are good. You can enjoy this dish all the way to fall and, if you try it, I’m expect it will grace your table more than once. A spiced-topped buttermilk cake is paired with peaches...
Mocha Chip Meringue Cake from Elinor Klivans

Mocha Chip Meringue Cake from Elinor Klivans

  Recently I did a TBT review of The Essential Chocolate Chip Cookbook. The subtitle of the book is “Recipes from the Classic Cookie to Mocha Chip Meringue Cake.” Here’s that cake, in all its glory. This is the perfect summer delight. Perfect if the day is not...