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meyer lemon & poppy seed doughnuts

March 3, 2014

I whipped up these Meyer lemon and poppy seed doughnuts on Saturday afternoon for no real reason at all. Fortunately, no special occasion is needed for doughnuts, and sometimes it’s nice to bake simply for the joy of it. These baked doughnuts are bursting with ...

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roasted banana & dulce de leche cake

January 23, 2014

One secret to a moist and tender banana loaf cake is roasting a banana. A few minutes in a hot oven is all that’s needed to caramelize and intensify the natural sweetness of the ripe fruit. To complement the banana further, I swirled Dulce de ...

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orange-pecan tea bread

January 10, 2014

If I let myself spend winter afternoons however I wished, you’d find me curled up on a leather sofa pouring over a stack of cookbooks and magazines. A steaming mug of Earl Grey and a slice of orange-pecan tea bread fit in my vision nicely. ...

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apple, cranberry & pistachio bread

December 5, 2013

I can’t think of a more festive holiday loaf than this quick bread. With apples, cranberries, and pistachios (and an apple-cinnamon glaze), this bread is the epitome of Christmas in both presentation and taste. Nearly fall-apart tender, the bread keeps well and the flavors only ...

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pumpkin pound cake

October 17, 2013

The only thing better than one pumpkin pound cake is two, so today I’m sharing one base recipe with two variations. Pumpkin and buttermilk create an incredibly tender cake laced with warming spices; brown sugar crumbs or a cinnamon cream cheese glaze make tempting toppings. ...

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pumpkin spice scones

October 14, 2013

I took the plunge last week: I opened my first can of pumpkin for the season. I’m a little late to the party, but I simply wasn’t ready to send off summer. There’s no turning back now, so let’s start our fall debut with pumpkin ...

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mango loaf cake with lime glaze

September 2, 2013

On Sunday afternoon, I baked this mango loaf cake. The kitchen was completely silent and peaceful; it was baking therapy at its best. The only sounds to interrupt my musings were the food processor pulsing sugar with lime zest and toasted coconut, and the mixer ...

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peach bundt cake with brown sugar glaze

August 26, 2013

As August slips away, I’ve felt conflicted. Can I get away with one last peach recipe, or have you all moved on? I’m still craving easy summer living and not ready to change seasons, so I’m rebelling with a peach bundt. Won’t you join me ...

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