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Category: Desserts

Italian Plum and Almond Cake

Italian Plum and Almond Cake

This cake is such a winner, our reader Pam made it twice last week! Pam first commented: “So good! And really easy to make. I love that it’s not super sweet.” Then she was back saying: “So good I’m making another today. Yes, So good.” …

“This Chocolate Chip Cookie Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe”– “Sugarman” Martinez in Bon Appetit Magazine: Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

“This Chocolate Chip Cookie Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe”– “Sugarman” Martinez in Bon Appetit Magazine: Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

I confess to being a pushover when someone suggests that a recipe ‘beats all others’.  This may all be laid at the feet of Tyler Florence, whose 2006 “Tyler’s Ultimate” (Clarkson Potter) really did contain a phenomenal number of recipes that I go back to…

Joanne Chang’s Balsamic Strawberry Shortcakes from Boston’s Flour Bakery

Joanne Chang’s Balsamic Strawberry Shortcakes from Boston’s Flour Bakery

Have you tasted this year’s Strawberry crop? It’s strawberry season and they’re truly flawless this year.  Nothing could be more welcome than these beautiful, bountiful berries.   And nothing says the 4th of July quite like a Strawberry dessert.  We brought the brilliant red berries home…

Father’s Day Bake: Chocolate Caramel Tart

Father’s Day Bake: Chocolate Caramel Tart

A Perfect Gift for Father’s Day. Chocolate is, by far, the most popular sweet treat in the world. Over three million tons of Cocoa Beans a year are a testament to its popularity.  Not only is Chocolate luscious, creamy, and aromatic, eating chocolate makes us…

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Coconut, Almond and Blueberry Cake

Yotam Ottolenghi’s Coconut, Almond and Blueberry Cake

This Memorial Day Weekend Bake this Versatile Cake with Yotam Ottolenghi Andrew thinks that this cake would be an ideal breakfast cake, replacing coffee cake with its coconut, blueberries, and almonds.  All I can say is the cake is absolutely perfect, the berries juicy, the…

Ina Garten and Martha Stewart’s Individual Mixed Berry Pavlovas

Ina Garten and Martha Stewart’s Individual Mixed Berry Pavlovas

Two doyennes of home cooking’s recipes are combined in one spectacular dessert. Ina Garten gives great credit to her Easthampton neighbor, Martha Stewart for launching Ina’s publishing career.  They met when Ina was still running her food store, The Barefoot Contessa. It was Martha who…

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…

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…

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…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Mousse Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Mousse Pie

You don’t have to be a Peanut Butter Lover to love this pie…but if you are, you’ll be in heaven. You either love peanut butter or not.  Our friend Michael is a devotee of the stuff in any form. Recently he prevailed upon Andrew to…

This Weekend’s Cookie: Little Rascals from Dorie Greenspan

This Weekend’s Cookie: Little Rascals from Dorie Greenspan

Although they may look like Spitzbuben to you… Despite all indications to the contrary, Dorie Greenspan’s cookie recipes are not all that Andrew bakes. But as we recently pointed out, as you’re going through “Dorie’s Cookies”(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016) and you’ve only gotten to page…

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…