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Vanilla streusel cupcakes

Alex came home last weekend looking tired and wan. But I was ready with some comfort food. I talked to her a few nights earlier and she had a very specific request -- vanilla … [Read more...]

Jam-filled cupcakes

Jam-filled cupcakes

My girls love cupcakes so I bake when they're home on weekends. Seems to be the only practical time to do it anyway. A cupcake recipe usually yields eight to 12 cupcakes which … [Read more...]

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Salted caramel cake

When I saw a recipe for dulce de leche pound cake, my heart jumped. I adore anything with dulce de leche and I so wanted to make that cake. The problem is that it has gotten … [Read more...]

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Apple and almond strudel

A strudel is a pastry that consists of a filling (often but not always sweet) wrapped in dough. To be more illustrative, the dough is laid out, the filling spread on it, then … [Read more...]

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Apple and raisin bread pudding

Some people like to use whole slices of bread to make their pudding. They stack the bread in a pan, pour in the egg-and-milk mixture and bake everything together. Others cut … [Read more...]

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Basic sponge cake recipe

Last Christmas, I baked a Boston Cream Pie, I overdid the chocolate ganache topping and the custard filling, the finished product looked so messy that I didn't have the heart … [Read more...]