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lost ingredient – café au lait cake

June 25, 2015
Café au lait Cake

  Coffee cake, also known as Kuchen or Gugelhupf, evolved from the ancient honey cake. When coffee made it’s way to 17th century Europe, coffee cakes were invented as an accompaniment to the new beverage.

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bananarama – banana cream cake

May 21, 2015
Banana Cream Cake

  Originally found in South East Asia, mainly India, bananas were brought west by Arab conquerors around 327 B.C., first to Asia Minor, then Africa. Explorers and missionaries eventually carried them to the Caribbean. Mass production of bananas began in 1834 and it wasn’t until the late 1880s before they became popular.

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hello friend – cara cara chocolate cake

February 6, 2015
Cara Cara Chocolate Cake

I’d forgotten about chocolate. It sat in the back of a pantry shelf out of sight, as I chose other prime flavors for recipes.  It became out of mind, too, in the search of the new, fun, and exotic.

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ghost town – chestnut ‘montblanc’ tart

January 30, 2015
Chestnut 'Montblanc' Tart

  The biggest blizzard ever . . . didn’t land in NYC on Monday. In stead, we got a ghost town with just enough snow to briefly cover sidewalks and streets. People tried to get home before subways and busses stopped running. Stores and restaurants closed in the early evening.

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sweet & short – white chocolate cake w vanilla poached pears

December 5, 2014
White Chocolate Cake w Vanilla Poached Pears

  Please pass the tryptophan. While lounging after last week’s turkey feast, I dreamed up a list of desserts I wanted to make in December.

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cup vs cup – coconut-carrot cake w pineapple-coconut cream glaze

July 11, 2014
Coconut-Carrot Cake w Pineapple-Coconut Cream Glaze

  5 ounces can equal a cup, and so can 8 ounces. No, we’re not in an alternate universe—just our kitchens.

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forget me not – boston cream pie

June 27, 2014
Boston Cream Pie

  Vanilla is under-appreciated in the dessert world. I understand the importance of using a good quality vanilla, but it always co-stars, never stars.  Vanilla maybe the standard flavor to gauge a brand of ice cream, but when was the last time you had a dish?

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innocent temptations – apple cream pie

October 25, 2013
Apple Cream Pie

“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it . . .”–Oscar Wilde.

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just a moment – earl grey pomelo tart

April 12, 2013
Earl Grey Pomelo Tart

It’s been cookies, cookies, and more cookies these last couple of weeks. We’re gearing up for NYC Food Blogger Bake Sale 2013. To pick the perfect cookie that holds up to the weather is not an easy task.

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shine on –  mini coconut passion fruit cakes

March 8, 2013
Mini Coconut-Passion Cupcakes

I like Winter–I even like the snow…at least up to a reasonable accumulation. What I don’t like are these extended periods of gloomy weather without the sun. It’s hard enough to find time to bake let alone coordinating with mother nature so I can use natural light to get the photography done.

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