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Blackberry Roll from Around the Southern Table by Sarah Belk

Last week I wrote a TBT cookbook review for Around the Southern Table by Sarah Belk. It’s a tour de force of historic Southern dishes with loving emphasis on those ingredients we now call “local and fresh.” In a Southern spring, blackberries abound. In the New Orleans of a century ago, Blackberry Pie or Tarte…

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Ginger Roulade from Gillian Duffy

When I hear the word “roulade” my image is of chocolate sponge cake, covered in whipped cream, and wrapped into a roll for Christmas Dinner. This roulade is not a dessert. This is an appetizer idea, a template really, for an endless array of wonderful hors d’oeuvres. It’s not a wrap — one of today’s…

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Sponge Cakes and Christmas Yule Logs

My Christmas memories center around two things: the Christmas tree and the Christmas Yule Log. That chocolate sponge cake filled with whipped cream and draped in frosting was the signature point of the Christmas table. By unwritten rule, this dessert would only appear at Christmas and the Fourth of July. Delicate and chilled it offered…

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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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