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Strawberry Lemonade with Lemon Sugar from Brown Sugar Kitchen

In Brown Sugar Kitchen, Tanya Holland describes the intense Southern food offered in her Oakland, California restaurant. Located on an industrial street, Brown Sugar generates lines out the door. For good reasons. This beverage is one of the treasures at the restaurant and in this cookbook. Lemonade is always made with sugar, of course. But…

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Pavlova with Strawberries and Strawberry Jam

Two years ago I blogged a Pavlova with Peaches and Blueberries, lovely summer dessert from the delectable book Meringue by Linda K. Jackson and Jennifer Evan Gardner. In a sentence, a pavlova is a big meringue shell with a high edge, filled first with pastry cream or whipped cream and then topped with fruit. It’s…

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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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Tiny Biscuits with Crème Fraiche and Berries from Gale Gand

Size does matter. But gigantic is not always best. Sometimes, sometimes elegance comes in a small bundle carefully articulated. Here’s a perfect example. We tend to bake “big.” Big cookies, big muffins, big shortcakes slathered in a mountain of whipped cream studded with strawberries. Here’s a different twist: tiny biscuits flavored themselves with honey and…

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