Category Archives: dessert

Pumpkin Tea Cake: I Knew This Would Happen

I should have known. When I made this tea cake that it would go straight in my belly. And fast. As most crumbly, moist, and tender little cakes do. I haven’t always been a fan of Fall. Fall used to … Continue reading

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Carrot and Cardamom Cake with Mascarpone Frosting (From the Archives

Ain’t nothin’ better than homemade cake, with homemade frosting. Carrot cake is about as homey, comforting, and warming as it gets. Please make this and eat some cake for me. Matt and I are still in Argentina, but we promise … Continue reading

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Alfajores from the Archives: To Argentina We Go!

Dear Readers, While Matt and I gallivant around Northern Argentina for two weeks, we’ll be revisiting some of our favorite posts from the archives. Naturally, I thought I’d kick things off with Alfajores, Argentina’s most delectable dessert (aside from helado, … Continue reading

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We’ve Come a Long Way Red Velvet Cupcakes

You might have been expecting a review and Local Pairing today, but alas, I must disappoint you–or perhaps, exhilarate you. Because today I bring you Red. Velvet. Cupcakes. With cream cheese frosting! What’s the occasion, you might ask? No, it’s … Continue reading

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Bistro Dinner Part 2: Dark Chocolate Souffle

After watching enough episodes of Top Chef, I have become thoroughly convinced that souffles are the devil. They don’t rise. They don’t end up having the right consistency without precisely the right oven temperature. They’re just overall a big mess. … Continue reading

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Tartine Bakery: One San Francisco Staple

There are few things as good on a sunny day as a latte and a selection of delectable desserts at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco. It’s practically a San Francisco institution, and you’ll know by the out-the-door lines that you’ve … Continue reading

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A Brandied Plum Clafoutis, Pour La Vie

I’ve found myself tagging a slew of posts with ‘summer.’ As the weather misbehaves yet again, I’m forging ahead with BBQ and picnic-appropriate recipes. Luckily, this plum clafoutis (pronounced KLA-FOO-TI), is actually appropriate for any time of year. A clafoutis … Continue reading

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