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Cookbook Review: Sweet by Valerie Gordon

  Author Valerie Gordon’s earliest memories include taking baked goods on a family visit to business associates. By the time she was in the third grade, she had developed what she bravely admits was a “serious baking habit.” Today, she oversees a Los Angeles empire of sweet shops devoted to pleasing those who dine in.…

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Pistachio and Lemon Cake from World Class Cakes

From the back of the book, you learn that Roger Pizey is a renowned baker and patissier. His experiences in Great Britain, in top restaurants and television food shows, have given him eminent skills. But as you turn the pages of World Class Cakes, his latest book, none of that matters. All that you will…

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Jan’s Buttermilk Pound Cake from Buttermilk by Debbie Moose

Buttermilk by Debbie Moose expounds the wonderful array of flavors that can be spiked with the bright tang of buttermilk. Here’s her recipe for pound cake, now boosted with buttermilk flavor. You can eat this on its own, put a lemon or vanilla icing on top, or do what we did: adorn with fresh fruit.…

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Butterscotch Roll-Up Cake for the 4th of July

So, I begin with a mea culpa. I have a tough time frosting cakes. Mine never look like the ones in the book and it was the picture in the book that first drew me to this recipe. But then there was more. If you read this blog, you know that I am a sucker…

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