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Hokkaido Milk Bread Doughnuts with Yuzu Cream

Hokkaido Milk Bread Doughnuts with Yuzu Cream

Confession: I had the vision for these doughnuts before I had ever made a loaf of Hokkaido Milk Bread. However, once I finally got around to trying the recipe in Cynthia Chen McTernan’s wonderful cookbook, A Common Table, it confirmed my instinct that the dough […]

Maple-Almond Sunken Apple Cake

Maple-Almond Sunken Apple Cake

Choosing what to bake is always a tug-of-war between my eagerness to try new recipes and the comfort of returning to old favorites, perhaps with a small twist or two. I made the Smitten Kitchen sunken apple and honey cake for the first time a […]

Rustic Ombré Apple Tart with Honey Frangipane

Rustic Ombré Apple Tart with Honey Frangipane

I hosted Thanksgiving dinner for the first time this year. I did it all, and I went traditional. Turkey. Stuffing. Sweet Potato Casserole. Apple Pie. The apple pie was in fact a salted apple cider caramel apple pie, with a fancy herringbone lattice crust. It […]

Cranberry Hazelnut Crumb Bars

Cranberry Hazelnut Crumb Bars

These cranberry hazelnut crumb bars are one of those thrown together, “let’s find a way to use up random impulse-purchased ingredients” recipes. They’re extremely easy to make, and extremely delicious. They also can be made ahead and travel well. The recipe is the result, as […]

Whiskey-Ginger Apple Pie

Whiskey-Ginger Apple Pie

I’ve admitted that sometimes my recipe ideas begin with an aesthetic vision. I now will admit that they also sometimes begin with a snappy recipe title. The original name for this whiskey-ginger apple pie was “double rye apple pie.” And, yes, I thought of the […]

Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake with Blackberry Curd and Mascarpone Buttercream

Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil Cake with Blackberry Curd and Mascarpone Buttercream

Over the past year, I have occasionally gotten Instagram comments or DMs asking me if I sell my baked goods anywhere. My response has always been “LOL I’m just a home baker.” Which I am. But, for some reason, when I received a message a […]

Red Currant-Vanilla Panna Cotta Tart

Red Currant-Vanilla Panna Cotta Tart

There is already a rhubarb panna cotta tart recipe on this blog. Yes, this is another panna cotta tart. And yes, it’s another PINK panna cotta tart at that. But, after I posted a picture of this red currant-vanilla panna cotta variation on Instagram, someone […]

My Mother’s Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

My Mother’s Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I once read an article about starting a food blog that included some advice on content, including the entreaty: “Ask yourself, does the internet really need another banana bread recipe?” I read that sentence somewhat abashedly. Even at that early stage in this blog’s development, […]

Strawberry, Rhubarb, and Rose Galette in Cream Cheese Crust

Strawberry, Rhubarb, and Rose Galette in Cream Cheese Crust

This galette was one of those last-minute, improvised bakes that happily turned out quite delicious. And yes, I know I’ve been posting an enormous number of rhubarb-filled recipes, but, what can I say? I’m obsessed. The first time I baked this, my crust was not […]

Strawberry-Rhubarb Buttermilk Bundt with Rhubarb Cream Cheese Glaze

Strawberry-Rhubarb Buttermilk Bundt with Rhubarb Cream Cheese Glaze

This is my favorite bundt cake. Actually, it may be my favorite cake, period. I know that’s a strong statement, but this bundt is really marvelous: sweet but not too sweet, tender, tangy, and filled with strawberries and my favorite spring ingredient–yes, rhubarb. And then […]