Entries Tagged as 'baking'

babbo’s pumpkin cake

November 17th, 2008 · 28 Comments

as you very well know, right now we are in full pumpkin swing. pumpkin everything is everywhere. let’s face it – once a year we all go pumpkin crazy and really, it’s a good thing. all the baked goods – from pies to muffins to cheesecakes and breads, pumpkin concoctions stuffed into various shaped pastas and […]

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nutmeg dusted bittersweet chocolate cake

October 13th, 2008 · 38 Comments

i have a recipe for a flourless chocolate cake, found years ago in a ny times sunday magazine, that is unbelievably good. if baked with all the best ingredients, it costs $40 to make and serves 20 generously, weighing in at over 2 lbs. i rarely make it. and now there’s a good chance that […]

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not feeding/feeding

September 19th, 2008 · 41 Comments

               my rss feeder broke.  and i didn’t realize it for 3 months.  mostly because i (still) don’t even understand what exactly an rss feeder is, or what it does – talk about being oh so techno savvy… but my stat’s were dropping off and well, try as i might to just ignore the cold […]

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ceF’s signature caramel cake

September 12th, 2008 · 46 Comments

as you know i have a bit of a baking aversion. but before you remind me of how i tend to go on about this little culinary problem of mine, let me just say that it is really most specifically pastry that i run from – screaming. cakes, loaves, pizza dough – even breads, i […]

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clafouti and an open apology to eric ripert

August 20th, 2008 · 41 Comments

a clafouti as deflated as my ego…  dear mr. ripert, i am a long time fan of le bernardin and an avid reader of your new blog, avec eric. i eagerly await the new book being released this autumn and may i also take this opportunity to tell you that i absolutely adore ‘a return […]

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the remarkable bundt pan

August 7th, 2008 · 47 Comments

it had been my birthday, and i have this friend phil who is a wonderful and thoughtful gift giver.  phil had seen a newfangled silicone bundt pan in the ‘ny times style magazine’ a few months back, and lucky for me, he ripped out the page – which he then thoughtfully tucked into the box. the concept is […]

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whole wheat apple muffins

April 19th, 2008 · 38 Comments

i just needed to simply and quickly tell you that i made these muffins and they were gone in one day.  a solid dozen.  gone for good – goodbye.  cary had 5.  yes, five.  and i even forgot to brown sugar the tops as per the recipe.  but then they might have been gone in half a day.  and well, the […]

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