Clementine and Olive Oil Cake

Clementine and Olive Oil Cake

January 23rd, 2008  | Category: Cakes, Fruit


Sweeter than an orange, larger than a tangerine. This seedless, deep orange-colored beauty is called a clementine. You can buy them for their looks alone. I had a different motive. You remember my "Monday morning syndrome" cake? I was in desperate need of one this week. Inspired by the "Olive Oil and Sherry Pound Cake" recipe from Alice Medrich's book "Pure Dessert", this cake combines the floral and sweet ...

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Apple, Blueberry and Tangerine Crumble

Apple, Blueberry and Tangerine Crumble

December 19th, 2007  | Category: Cobblers and Crisps, Fruit


Six apples, a handful of dried blueberries and a couple of tangerines were sitting on the counter. With me standing next to them thinking what I should do next. Go through the cookbook collection to find a perfect fit or start chopping and figure out what to do halfway through? It was a typical day in my kitchen... Whenever I find myself staring at ingredients and trying to ...

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Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Cake

Chocolate and Caramelized Banana Cake

November 14th, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate, Fruit


Blog themes certainly don't get developed on an empty stomach. Here is one of the sweet concoctions that kept me company while I struggled with margins and paddings.

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Raspberry Crumb Cake

Raspberry Crumb Cake

September 30th, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Fruit


It is 8:00 pm on a Sunday night and you have no clue as to how the weekend passed by so quickly. You have merely 3-4 hours left and you suddenly recognize tomorrow is Monday. It is a work day. Unless you are David Lebovitz and you plan on touring the chocolate shops in Paris and having coffee and madeleines with Dorie, there is a slim chance that ...

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Mrs. Hockmeyer’s Banana Bread Recipe

Mrs. Hockmeyer’s Banana Bread Recipe

August 27th, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Fruit


"The best recipes come tried and true from friends who begged them from others friends..." says Elise of Simply Recipes. So true. When I set out to find a recipe to save the sad-looking bananas on my kitchen table, I spotted Elise's post about Mrs. Hockmeyer's banana bread recipe. And I knew it was what I was looking for.

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