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Chocolate Comfort Cake with Creamy Chocolate Frosting from Baking Style by Lisa Yockelson

Someone reminded me that I owe you this recipe, this perfectly perfect recipe from Baking Style by Lisa Yockelson. This is the ultimate combination: luxury in the chocolate cake and then this creamy, almost fudgy frosting. My mother made this style of frosting, a long time ago, and I had forgotten about it. But one…

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Apricot Soufflé from Alice Waters

  Those are apricots from our local farmers’ market. How do you get them into a soufflé? Ah, there is an intermediate step. You need some Apricot Jam. This recipe for the soufflé comes from The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters and, yes, there is an apricot jam recipe in the The Art.…

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Chocolate Cake from A La Mere De Famille

  On a recent trip to Paris, Suzi and I tried an Airbnb. And I have to say it was a great experience. Our apartment was lovely, a tad tiny, but came at a third of the price of a hotel. We spent the saved money on food and Uber. Uber in Paris is a…

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Pear and Cardamom Caramel Upside-Down Cake from The Cardamom Trail

When you open the pages of a new cookbook, that first recipe can make an important statement. That certainly happens in The Cardamom Trail by Chetna Makan. This upside-down cake is a beauty to behold, exotically rich to the eye and surely to the palate. I happen to be a sucker for upside-down cakes. I’m…

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