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Category: Baking

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…

Cocktail Cookies from Dorie Greenspan: Goat Cheese & Chives and Tarragon Apricot

Cocktail Cookies from Dorie Greenspan: Goat Cheese & Chives and Tarragon Apricot

America’s Cookie Goddess creates the perfect nibbles for Cocktail Hour Dorie Greenspan must be considered the Goddess of Cookies.  The baking guru claims to have woken, more than once, in the middle of the night to bake a cookie she dreamed about. At least that’s…

Melissa Clark’s Rhubarb Custard Bars

Melissa Clark’s Rhubarb Custard Bars

It’s Melissa Clark Week!  Here’s her phenomenal gift to Rhubarb lovers everywhere. What Melissa Clark did for Asparagus earlier this week is now bookended by another seasonal favorite. It’s rhubarb which made its first appearance at our Organic Farm Stand, Serene Green, this week.  Andrew…

Joanne Chang’s Famous Banana Bread

Joanne Chang’s Famous Banana Bread

Banana Bread recipe searches surge. I wasn’t entirely surprised to read that on-line searches for banana bread recipes had risen as stay home continues to be the mantra of sensible people everywhere.  From Great Britain, where Reuters reported “Great British lockdown: bread-making frenzy sweeps the…

The Coconuttiest of Coconut Cake of all time from John Barricelli of SoNo Bakery and Café

The Coconuttiest of Coconut Cake of all time from John Barricelli of SoNo Bakery and Café

This will make this year’s Easter Dinner end on one delicious note. Now we realize that this a very last minute post and it’s completely out of our normal publishing cycle. But Andrew is making this today and we’ll be sharing it under strict social…

When the Stock Market swoons, it’s time for a Financier

When the Stock Market swoons, it’s time for a Financier

There’s no bad time for these little bits of heaven that use just 6 ingredients and take under 15 minutes to bake Truth be told, in good times and bad, it’s always time for a financier. The little French almond cakes, leavened with egg whites,…