If there ever was a time we needed comfort food it is today. Something sweet to sooth the soul and have you smiling with delight. A jelly roll to the rescue. What a delightful idea. Bake a cake. … Continue reading
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RHUBARB UPSIDE-DOWN BROWN SUGAR CAKE This unprepossessing plant. This long awaited harbinger of spring type of plant. This new darling of avant-garde young chefs. This wonderful rhubarb is the upside-down topping on the most delicious of brown sugar cakes. It … Continue reading
This is the epitome of decadent desserts. Deeply dark, warm chocolate cake served right out of the oven. Warm chocolate cake has an edgy reputation for being a difficult production. Many recipes have you making the cake, baking the cake, … Continue reading
Last December I baked this rich fruit cake in a loaf tin. This year I adjusted the recipe slightly and baked it as a traditional Christmas cake. You have lee way as to the size of cake tin you use … Continue reading
Chocolate dark as midnight. Caramel sauce – toffee-like with just a suggestion of burnt sugar. A superb marriage of flavours. CHOCOLATE AND SALTED DULCE DE LECHE TART is a very indulgent and very very French dessert. One sees it … Continue reading
This is not your usual carrot cake recipe. This is a carrot cake made sublimely rich with butter replacing the oil. The results are a fine, firm crumb that holds and slices beautifully (so necessary in a layer cake). … Continue reading
In late summer plums in a rainbow of colours fill my baskets. I carefully sort them. Choosing the not quite ripe plums to make this pie. Some we eat out of hand. Plum juice staining our fingers. The rest are … Continue reading
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If dreams were make of cake it would be this stunning LEMON BUNDT CAKE. I love any dessert made with lemon – tarts, bars, loaves, cookies. This cake is at the very top of my list of favorite lemon … Continue reading
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This is a dream of a cake to make. Just two bowls, one for the wet ingredients and one for the dry. If you don’t have a standing mixer you can make the out-of-this world cream cheese icing in your … Continue reading