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Old-Fashioned Berry Icebox Cake from The Weekend Baker by Abigail Johnson Dodge

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 to chocolate, but the combination, for me, is ghastly. And then there is this cake. On your store shelves are those boxes of Famous Chocolate Wafers by…

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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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Pistachio and Lemon Cake from World Class Cakes by Roger Pizey

Suzen and I first posted this recipe last year. We've returned to the recipe again, and gotten a better picture in the process. This is an elegant dessert for any time of the year but the combination of pistachios and lemon makes it very refreshing on a summer evening. Take this to the table before…

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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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