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Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

October 25th, 2007  | Category: Cookies


After tasting these thumbprint cookies, I was so glad to have prepared twice the amount of raspberry jam needed for the birthday cake.

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Lemon and Raspberry Birthday Cake

Lemon and Raspberry Birthday Cake

October 17th, 2007  | Category: Cakes


I love it when people are specific when it comes to what they want for their birthday cake. "Something chocolaty" or "I love strawberries" just doesn't work for me. Without a detailed brief, I am lost. All those possible combinations haunt me. Last week, we were planning a birthday for a friend at the Mansion. I offered to bake the cake with one condition only: A detailed ...

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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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Peach, Raspberry and Banana Upside Down Cake

Peach, Raspberry and Banana Upside Down Cake

May 22nd, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Fruit


To tell you the truth, the heading for this post was supposed to be "Baker's Block". I have ruined way too many recipes last week. I hope this is just a temporary phase. First, I ruined Dorie's Lemon Tart recipe from Baking: From My Home to Yours. It started as a lemon tart and by the time I was finished, there was a lemon and raspberry ...

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Raspberry Pistachio Tart

Raspberry Pistachio Tart

April 15th, 2007  | Category: Fruit, Tarts and Pies


My trials with Dorie Greenspan's sweet tart dough recipe continue. This time, I added pistachios to the dough for this raspberry and pistachio tart and it turned out amazing (even tough I over-baked it). It would have been better to use more as I hoped to see some flakes here and there in the dough.

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