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Cookbook Review: Caramel by Carole Bloom

Carole Bloom has been a prolific and respected dessert author for 20 years. Suzen and I have almost, but not quite, every one of her dozen books. Number 12 is new and gorgeous and enticing. Caramel is filled with sweet, gooey, decadent treasures. I can’t say you should eat one every day, but I could…

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New Year’s Resolution Cake: Brown Sugar Layers with Caramel Buttercream Frosting

  “You are an idiot,” Suzen said. It’s a term of endearment I often hear. Sometimes softly, sometimes with passion. This time it was delivered with particular force. “Sweetie, it’s really going to be really interesting. You love caramel. I picked this recipe for you.” “Brian, it has TWO POUNDS OF BUTTER. Do you understand…

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Molten Chocolate Cakes with Kahlua-Caramel Sauce

Molten chocolate cakes. Been there. Done that. They seemed so good when they first appeared. And they were. But after a couple of decades of them, it’s a tired dessert. Where’s the excitement, the passion? It’s here. Keep the molten part, but now adorn the outside with a sauce. Not just any sauce. A Kahlua-Caramel…

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Big Momma’s Blackberry Jam Cake from the Loveless Cafe

Exceptional. Elegant. Ecumenical. I am not a raisin fan. Suzen is not big on walnuts. Yet we saw this picture and agreed to temporarily set aside our culinary differences. We would agree to raisins and walnuts. [Yes, we did put pecans on the edge!] I had no problem with the blackberry jam in the cake.…

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