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Caramel Ice Cream from Carol Bloom

When I was growing up, if you said “caramel” then everyone knew just what you meant. In aisle 3 or 4 of every supermarket, you found the candies and there would be that big bag of Kraft caramels, individually wrapped in the cellophane that seemed quite unwilling to yield to your fingers. Sometimes, someone would…

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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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