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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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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from Ken Haedrich

  Some of us lead double lives. Or at least 1.5 of them. Ken Haedrich is an inspired cookbook author [Pie] and Dean of the Pie Academy. You can join the Pie Academy for low tuition. Actually, it’s free. And then you get emails like I just did  with a link to Ken’s treatise on Strawberry…

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Olive Oil Cake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Ordinarily, I want my cake made with butter and not oil. It’s a personal preference matter. I just find oil-based cakes to be less attractive in terms of taste and texture. Except for olive oil cakes. Somehow a good olive oil seems to shine in creating a very special density and texture that I love…

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Changing the Sugar Content with Rhubarb Syrup

Yesterday I posted about making rhubarb syrup. The recipe, for Basic and Wonderful Rhubarb Syrup, is repeated below. What I have done here is some experimentation with the sugar. The recipe calls for 2 cups of sugar for 10 ounces [about 1 cup] of rhubarb. If you look at the many rhubarb syrup recipes online,…

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