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baking with booze: scotch whiskey oat cake

I’m no stranger to baking with booze. I’ve used a red dark ale in cake and some Jack Daniels in a batch of vegan chocolate cupcakes. But I’ve never poured a decent, peaty-tasting scotch into something I was going to…

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coconut lime cake: a birthday cake for cornelius

I love my husband most of all, but I think coconut comes in a close second. When I was trying to figure out what kind of cake to make for his birthday on January 2nd, I pulled out three different…

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remembrance cake: maman’s chocolate chip cake

Heady with vanilla and studded with dark chocolate chips, my favorite part of this cake is actually the golden crust which seems extra buttery and rich. I like that this cake isn’t fussy and it totally suits my mom’s personality.

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cinnamon crumble quick bread

I haven’t really been in a baking mood which is odd since it’s fall and baking should come pretty naturally. Cinnamon, pumpkin, apples…those are all perfect flavours that work well on those wet and cool days. However, even with all…

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walnut & cranberry zucchini bread

Slowly but surely, the zucchini in our CSA share have been growing by the week. It was easy to deal with the cute little patty pans, the small heirloomed striped zucchinis, and the lovely crook-necked yellow squashes. I was adding…

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root beer cake topped with “root” cream

When I went to San Francisco recently I had a small mission to accomplish: buy¬†Root liquor. Root is a traditional spirit produced by a group of Philly artists known as Art in the Age and they’ve created this root beer…

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belated birthday fun times: the white out cake

But first, let me talk about cake. In my head I thought it was perfectly reasonable to bake 3 cakes (2 of them would be layer cakes, of course). So I set about making the first cake, a bundt. Easy, right?

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elsewhere: southern biscuits & citrus yogurt cake

I thought I had biscuit-making all sewn up. And then my friend came from North Carolina with a bag of biscuit mix (Just Add Buttermilk!) and my world view changed. You can read just how fluff*tastic they were along with…

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