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Strawberry and White Chocolate Buttermilk Cake from Sherry Yard for 4th of July

For the upcoming 4th of July weekend, at some point you may require a spectacular dessert. Spectacular. It’s this one. This Strawberry and White Chocolate Buttermilk Cake is from the extraordinary pastry chef Sherry Yard. When she wrote her monumental tome Desserts by the Yard, she was working for Wolfgang puck. Now she’s about to…

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TBT Recipe: Strawberry Balsamic and Olive Oil Upside Down Cake

The website Food52 is a resource that you simply must visit. It’s a site beautiful both for its recipes and its visualizations. Suzen made this cake, and began boasting to me. As the family dessert maven, I took no offense. But I wondered if she had changed medications, or even doctors. After all, my wife…

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TBT Recipe: 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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A Summery Pomegranate & Strawberry Cake for the Holidays from Nourish

From Christmas to New Years, we may be traveling or hosting and very likely feasting. Pomegranates are in season and we can always find strawberries. From Amber Rose in the lively new book Nourish, here is her Summery Pomegranate & Strawberry Cake. [Oh, you question the “summery” adjective? Amber grew up in New Zealand and…

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