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Brown Butter Pound Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote from Dessert of the Day by Kim Laidlaw

Kim Laidlaw’s Dessert of Day has lovely recipes ideas for every single day of the year. The ideas are divers, clever, and often instructive. Follow this book and you’ll encounter some new ideas and techniques every week of the year. Have you ever made brown butter? Do you know what it is or why you…

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Bourbon Orange Pound Cake with Bourbon Glaze and Orange-Apricot Sauce

Pound cakes have been baked in our ovens for centuries. There is that old story about “a pound of flour, pound of butter, pound of eggs, pound of sugar.” Along the way, modifications occurred and an English standard was to include some brandy in the cake. Here, this recipe coming from Kentucky, bourbon abounds: in…

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Tiramisu from Michele Scicolone

I have often wondered who was the genius that invented tiramisu. Think about its brilliant simplicity and wonderful flavor. You need coffee, of course, so I suspect the creator was some late medieval monk in a cold stone kitchen with simple leftover cookies, some coffee and the dairy products brought in daily by his other…

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Strawberry Balsamic Upside Down Cake

The berries are here. Wonderful luscious strawberries — and blackberries and blueberries, too. But today is a strawberry day. The combination of strawberries and balsamic vinegar is iconic. And popular. Just google “balsamic vinegar and strawberries” and you’ll see there are 613,000 results. Somewhere in that stack of ideas and recipes there surely is something…

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