Cake

Victoria Sponge Cake

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Victoria Sponge Cake

The Victoria Sponge is a classic British tea-time cake that is said to have been a favorite of Queen Victoria. I have seen a version of the Victoria Sponge Cake that has two layers of sponge cake that sandwich fresh whipped cream and jam, and another that uses fresh fruits instead of jam. Some recipes use raspberries […]

Cupcakes

Matcha Financiers

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Matcha Financiers

Matcha Financiers from Baking Chez Moi was the second assignment for March (the first was Odile’s Fresh Orange Cake) for the Tuesdays with Dorie group. Dorie Greenspan’s recipe resulted in light, fluffy mini-muffins with a subtle matcha taste.  I will make these again, but I’ll make a note to myself now to use 2 tsp of […]

Brownies

Chewy Brownies

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Chewy Brownies

This recipe for Chewy Brownies is another winner from America’s Test Kitchen! The goal, at least for me, was to make brownies from scratch that at least matched my favorite box brownies. Needless to say, these brownies were outstanding and there is no need for me to buy brownie mix anymore. These brownies ended up […]

Chocolate

Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta

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Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta

One of this month’s Tuesdays with Dorie assignments is making Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta from Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. This was given the name “Hot Chocolate Panna Cotta” because it reminded Dorie of a hot chocolate she had from a Parisian cafe. I thought I knew what this meant after reading her description of the recipe, […]

Chocolate

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

This amazing recipe for Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies comes from America’s Test Kitchen. This recipe sets the bar high for all chocolate chip cookie recipes. There is a nice chew to these cookies and the flavor is incredible; there are hints of nuttiness from the brown butter and the chewy texture comes from the higher […]

Lemon

Raspberry-Lemon Squares

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Raspberry-Lemon Squares

This month the Tuesdays with Dorie group got to choose between baking Lemon Squares, French Style and a Fluted Carrot-Tangerine Cake with Tangerine Glaze in any order. Since I already made the latter, it was time to make some lemon squares! I decided to bake Raspberry-Lemon Squares, which is basically a spin off of the Lemon Squares recipe […]