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Candy Corn

August 26, 2017


I’ve tried a lot of recipe’s for Candy Corn – and they all seem slightly off to me.  So here is mine. Ingredients: 4 1⁄4 oz ________________ Confection Sugar  1⁄2 oz ________________ non-fat Dry Milk  1⁄4 tsp  ________________ salt (super fine salt) For the Syrup: 31⁄2 oz ________________ granulated sugar (or caster sugar) 21⁄2 TBSP _______________ water 3 TBSP _________________ unsalted butter 3 3/4 oz ________________ corn […]

Rum Cake

August 23, 2014


I don’t know what style rum cake this is – it’s the kind my mom used to make – which I grew up making every holiday season for probably hundreds of people, but I never had the recipe (I could have called and asked for it, but I’m pretty sure it involves cake mix and […]

Orange Chiffon Cake – With Olive Oil

February 16, 2013


This recipe has evolved from a recipe in the CIA cookbook, and a Bittman cookbook, and an Alton Brown recipe – to the point that it’s become its own thing. It is very versatile –  it makes great cakes, and great cupcakes.  This recipe makes a lot, but the cakes keep well in the freezer. […]

Gâteau Saint Honoré – Saint Honoré Cake

January 15, 2013


Gâteau Saint Honoré is a traditional French/European dessert.  Saint Honoré is the patron saint of bakers.  A quick note, about the scale of the one I made – it looks like a croquembouche because it needed to feed ~10-12 people.  Normally these seem to be smaller (2-4 people) – but making more of them.  This would make a […]

Buche de Noel – Chestnut – bûche de noël

December 21, 2012


This is another multi-step cake.  There’s still time to make one for Christmas (or just because it’s a log.  Log, Log, It’s big it’s round it’s wood.) Much like opera cake, it is made in a sheet pan or jelly roll pan. Prep 1 half sheet pan (15×12 inches the biggest you have in your […]

Puncs Torta (Punch Cake)

November 6, 2012


AKA Punch Cake. I’m not Hungarian, but a friend of mine is, and she just moved to the same city as me, and it was her birthday.  So I decided to give this cake a try.  It looks amazing, and I love European layered cakes, like Opera Cake, and since at one time Austria & […]

Opera Cake

October 10, 2012


This is probably my favorite cake – which is also a multi-step process.  Usually this is made as two large (half sheet) pans, but that is a lot of cake – so this is a smaller version. Prep 1 half sheet pan (15×12 inches the biggest you have in your home kitchen) by coating it […]