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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Sour Cherry Frangipane Tart

Sour Cherry Frangipane Tart

August 01st, 2007  | Category: Fruit, Tarts and Pies


Another fruit I am trying to eat as much as possible these days is sour cherries. The frozen stuff that I use throughout winter never comes close to these delicate berries. In addition to preserving some of them to enjoy for a couple more months and the occasional sour cherry sherbet, another recipe I am quite fond of is an adaptation of the Cherry Frangipane Galette from ...

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Peach Tart with Almonds and Maple Syrup

Peach Tart with Almonds and Maple Syrup

July 27th, 2007  | Category: Fruit, Tarts and Pies


I baked this tart while on vacation at The White Mansion. This is a remake tough. I thought of adding almonds and maple syrup on top after I tasted it. I prefer not to bake the peaches with the tart dough, especially since they are in season and full of sweet juices. You don't want that juice to evaporate, right? But with only the fruit on top, the ...

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Strawberry Tart

Strawberry Tart

June 11th, 2007  | Category: Fruit, Tarts and Pies


I had a bit of a tart craze this weekend. Here is the first one: Strawberry Tart with vanilla pastry cream and chocolate curls.

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