Posts tagged “cake”

Baking with Lemons

Lemon Caketop Pudding Fresh from the Oven

I was a “difficult” kid. Nothing was easy; conflict with parents and teachers a constant.  It was different when I was with my grandmother, after whom I was named. She loved me, reassured me, and made me feel special. I adored her.

My grandparents lived a three-hour drive  from my childhood ...

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Orange Cakes and BeaterBlades

Do you ever feel like the universe talks to you?

For a week I’ve been trying to develop a cake flavored with spruce tips and orange. I started with 2 Tbsp. spruce tips, orange peel, and orange juice. It was a delicious orange cake, with no flavor of spruce tips.

I upped ...

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Quick & Easy Cakes for Fall Fruit

We stepped off the plane in Anchorage a month ago. The sun was shining brightly; the air crisp and cold. Our clothing, suitable for 75°F weather we left behind in Greece, left us shivering in Alaska.

We were one of the last to pass customs; our suitcases, fully packed with delicious ...

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Pear Pecan Cake with Lemon Glaze (Κέικ με Aχλάδια και Πεκάν)

Pear Pecan Cake

When I was growing up, cupcakes were a homey lunchbox treat. They weren’t seen in upscale bakeries or on fancy tables.

That all changed in 1996 when New York City’s Magnolia Bakery started making cupcakes with extra cake batter. After Magnolia’s cupcakes were featured on Sex and the City, it set off ...

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Gold Out of Straw: A Kitchen Disaster that Wasn’t

Who Spilled the Nuts

Without a kitchen disaster, this amazingly moist and flavorful cake would not have come into being.

Last September we ate at a restaurant in Athens called Logia tis Ploris. The food was wonderful. When we returned to Alaska, I recreated a few of Logia tis Ploris’ recipes, including Beet-Yogurt Spread and ...

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