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Banana Pecan Coffee Cake from Big Bad Breakfast

  In his newest book Big Bad Breakfast, author John Currence demonstrates why, in the tiny town of Oxford, Mississippi, he has six restaurants and they are all packed. Born in New Orleans, John’s Southern heritage is evident on every page. The recipes are designed for elevated breakfasts but many, like this one, make for…

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Butter + Cinnamon + Sugar = Cake from Baking Style by Lisa Yockelson

    This is the third recipe Suzi and I tried from the wonderful Baking Style by Lisa Yockelson. Lisa loves intense flavors and she’s fond of cake for breakfast. Pie, too, I suspect. For breakfast, I find a chocolate cake a bit intense. But, cinnamon is lovely. We eat cinnamon rolls so why not…

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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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A Gentle Banana Cake from Lisa Yockelson in Baking Style

It was one of those conversations that just was going sideways. I had just suggested three, yes three, different desserts to try this past weekend. Her responses grew in intensity. “Chocolate cookies. Chocolate pie,” her voice began to rise. “Chocolate cake.” Now she was loud. She continued in strong style, “There are flavors other than…

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