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Category: Baking

Cream Scones with Clotted Cream from "Hand Made Baking" by Kamran Siddiqi

Cream Scones with Clotted Cream from "Hand Made Baking" by Kamran Siddiqi

Ah, the scone! Perfectly made it’s a thing of joy at tea time or coffee hour.   But the greater likelihood is that the scone most people encounter comes off as heavy as a hockey puck and just about as appetizing. No matter how much…

Claire Saffritz’ Pull-Apart Sour Cream and Chive Rolls

Claire Saffritz’ Pull-Apart Sour Cream and Chive Rolls

Claire Saffritz’ new cookbook may be called “Dessert Person” but the first thing Andrew baked were these melt-in-your-mouth dinner rolls. The classic Parker House rolls inspired this recipe.  In all honesty, they’re even better—more pillow-like and tender than the originals.  Then there’s a subtle onion…

Smoked Salmon, Fennel and Herbed Mascarpone Tart

Smoked Salmon, Fennel and Herbed Mascarpone Tart

Some holiday discoveries are well worth making all year round. This is one of them.  It’s from Melissa Clark in The New York Times. It’s one of four recipes created for New Year’s Eve 2020. In “A Finger Food Countdown to 2021”, Melissa created two…

Our Five Most Popular  Christmas Cookie Recipes Ever!  Plus one…

Our Five Most Popular Christmas Cookie Recipes Ever! Plus one…

If you are going to the trouble of making Christmas cookies, why not make the best Christmas cookies any one ever tasted?  Since I live with one of the great Cookie Bakers of all time, it wasn’t exactly easy to come up with this list. …

Cranberry Lemon Bars

Cranberry Lemon Bars

What says the Holidays are here more than the Cranberry? Andrew went all out for our Thanksgiving, baking his extraordinary treats. Included in this year’s selection were these glorious Lemon=y cranberry bars.  A generously salted vanilla cookie base is topped with the tangy sweetness of…

For Thanksgiving…Chocolate Babka from Martha Stewart

For Thanksgiving…Chocolate Babka from Martha Stewart

The Great British Baking Show Contestants could have used this recipe for Babke. Andrew and I are great devotées of this wildly popular British TV series, now in its 11th season. Judges and Co-Hosts have come and gone but we’ve never strayed.  We have had…

Black and White Cookies from Melissa Clark

Black and White Cookies from Melissa Clark

The Cookie Jerry Seinfeld Made into a TV Star Jerry Seinfeld is almost as beloved in New York City as the Black and White.  This cookie is found everywhere from the corner bodega to that most upscale of bakeries, William Greenberg. Seinfeld used it to…

Dulce de Leche Brownies from David Lebovitz

Dulce de Leche Brownies from David Lebovitz

Here’s to Confiture de lait, better known as Dulce de Leche. When David Lebovitz’s newsletter appeared in our inboxes last week, I immediately sent it to Andrew with a note that said “Pretty Please”.  My email arrived at approximately the moment he’d started printing it.…

Tyler Florence’s Peach-Almond Upside-Down Cake

Tyler Florence’s Peach-Almond Upside-Down Cake

Make the most of the Peach Harvest with this glorious cake. We can’t get enough of this season’s peaches that Andrew has been baking with.  They’re incredibly juicy and their texture is heaven.  And since there is virtually nothing we like better than great almond…

Ina Garten’s Fresh Peach Cake

Ina Garten’s Fresh Peach Cake

There’s nothing more luscious than a fresh summer peach. On Long Island, this year’s crop has been even more luscious than usual. Before we switch over to Fall’s Apples, bake this Fresh Peach Cake. It’s from Ina Garten so right off you know it’s going…

This Week’s Bake: Plums and Almond Cream In a Variation of a Traditional French Frangipane Tart

This Week’s Bake: Plums and Almond Cream In a Variation of a Traditional French Frangipane Tart

John Barricelli, owner, baker, and chef of Connecticut’s SoNo Baking Company & Cafe, is no stranger on Chewing The Fat.   We love his recipes.  The Connecticut baker has two locations there. In Norwalk, it’s at 101 Water Street. And in Darien, it’s at 49…

Heirloom Tomato Tart

Heirloom Tomato Tart

A Tomato that looks flawed creates a Tart that is pure perfection. The heirloom tomato has arrived. Heirlooms, or “Heritage Tomatoes” if you’re British, are not always the most beautiful on the outside.  But the first slice brings a flood of great tomato flavor. They’re…