One can rationalize from here until next Sunday brunch, but there is no denying that coffee cake is a not-so-sly excuse to have one’s dessert and breakfast too. Continue reading Morning Glory
In the U.K., clementines and tangerines are very much part of Christmas, and the combination of sweet oranges and almonds are a good gluten-free alternative to Christmas Cake. Continue reading Darling Clementine
In this coffee cake, cranberries get to shine, their tart bite balanced by the crunchy streusel atop an almond-scented, moist butter cake. Continue reading Sweet Tart
Top of my list this time of the year will always be the tarte tatin–a simple, beautiful, French upside-down cake that traditionally showcases apples and is equally comfortable on the brunch or dinner table.
Enough already. The out-of-control cupcake craze of the past few years has peaked, leaving a trail of overwrought treats in its wake (and the somewhat frightening prospect of a cupcake vending machine.) Perhaps the most collateral damage has been done to the reputation of the Red Velvet Cake, touted by many bakeries as the ultimate variety, the cupcake supreme. But an office celebration a couple of … Continue reading The Velvet Truth
You’ve probably seen those jars in the dairy aisle, next to the sour cream or cream cheese. Something called crema — from Mexico, or Salvador, or Guatemala, or even L.A. And you’ve likely wondered what it was, or how exactly it was different from the nearby cream and/or sour cream. Well, stop wondering and pick up a jar. Crema is a wonderful addition to the repertoire, … Continue reading Cake and Crema
I’m going to stop here, unwilling to further ponder the waste of butter, flour, sour cream, electricity and the dwindling minutes of my youth required to finish this project. Continue reading Don’t Try This at Home