Pineapple and Coconut Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple and Coconut Upside-Down Cake

August 02nd, 2017  | Category: Cakes, Cookbook, Fruit


Would you believe me if I say that my favorite recipe in The Artful Baker doesn’t have chocolate or caramel in it? It isn’t one of the many ice cream recipes either. I can almost hear you gasp. I know, I wasn’t expecting it either. Considering that there is a chocolate cake using over a pound of chocolate (the one on the cover), this is a big ...

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Strawberry, White Chocolate and Yogurt Tart

Strawberry, White Chocolate and Yogurt Tart

June 09th, 2017  | Category: Cookbook, Fruit, Tarts and Pies


It is rare that I manage to publish a recipe for a fruit dessert before the fruit’s season is over. Almost always, by the time I’m done with the recipe testing, the photos, and the headnote, the season is long gone. I stash away everything in a folder filled with incomplete posts and when the time comes the following year, I either don’t like the photos as ...

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Homemade Pomegranate Molasses

Homemade Pomegranate Molasses

April 12th, 2013  | Category: Fruit, Preserving, Turkish Cuisine, Vegetarian


Pomegranate molasses, which is made by reducing freshly-squeezed pomegranate juice into a thick, sour and sticky syrup, isn't really molasses. It is simply reduced pomegranate juice. And if you're adding sugar, you can even call it an extremely sour pomegranate jam. Pomegranate jam - one that is prepared by just pomegranate juice and sugar - doesn't thicken that much, so you may as well call it a ...

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Plum Galette

Plum Galette

October 12th, 2011  | Category: Fruit, Tarts and Pies


Thank God I can bake. Because otherwise, after seeing what I saw, I would have just died. Since you're reading a food blog, you must have come across the Chez Panisse 40th anniversary photos. And since you're alive, you MUST know how to bake. Because otherwise, you couldn't have survived after seeing what I saw. More specifically, assuming you did see it, you must have baked this plum galette. ...

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Apricot Bars

Apricot Bars

September 07th, 2011  | Category: Cookies, Fruit, Tarts and Pies


If I had a dollar for every post I postponed posting... Well, that would make me a professional procrastinator and nothing else. Here's what usually happens: I get excited about a fruit or a vegetable, come across season's finest at the farmers market, decide on a recipe on my way home, cook/bake it, take photos and sit down to eat. By the time I'm ready to write about ...

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