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Midnight Baking: Banana Bundt Cake with Chocolate Ganache

July 23, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

I am not a great sleeper. In fact, I am a terrible one. I sleep in fits and starts - often with long stretches of sleeplessness (i.e. fidgety, eyes wide open, brain skipping/chugging) during the night. It used to bother me a good deal. It made me angsty and angry. But I have learned to give in – […]

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Gluten-Free Adventure Bread (sort of like a giant granola bar)

June 18, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

I am a toast person. Almost borderline “toast obsessive”. In fact, I pretty much start each and every morning with toast – slathered in homemade almond butter or Nutella or both. And, quite honestly, I’ll toast anything: classic sourdough, muti-grain, a baguette split lengthwise, a hunk of aging miche, even (on the rare occasion) cornbread. Give […]

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Pool/Beach Reads – Summer 2014

June 10, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

I am not reading nearly as much as I should be.  With construction on the new store and the race to put the new cookbook to bed, I am not quite myself these days. All is well, but I am weary and bone tired. The kind of tired where I rarely remember what day it […]

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Baked Occasions is Coming

May 28, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

It is with great pleasure that we (Renato/me) finally (FINALLY!!!) get to announce our newest cookbook, Baked Occasions: Desserts for Leisure Activities, Holidays and Informal Celebrations. And c’mon – don’t you love the glorious cover! The book arrives on October 7th, but you can preorder this baby now if you like. We promise you will LOVE it! Pre-Order […]

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Better Than Bisquick – Homemade Whole-Grain Pancake Mix

May 14, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

At the moment, I am on a bit of an “alternative flours” kick. I have a renewed evangelical zeal for for spelt and buckwheat and whole wheat (of course) and even the nutty kamut (I really love me some kamut). It feels so hippie, but it feels so good. And, most importantly, I can’t wait to […]

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Sweet Paul’s recipe for Baked Doughnuts with Chocolate Dip

March 31, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

There was a brief period in New York (long before the advent of social media) when Krispy Kreme doughnuts caused a stir in the city. Actually, it was more than a stir. It was a loud rumble. Suddenly, and without warning, a Krispy Kreme opened on an ugly stretch (near a very sketchy outlet of […]

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Baked Interview Series : Meet a Pro Recipe Developer/Tester (while she makes doughnut holes)

March 11, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

Over the next few months, I will do my best to showcase and highlight some of the “behind the scenes” talents (food and prop stylists, testers, photographers, managers, editors, etc…) of our food world. First up, I am pleased to introduce you to good friend and uber talent, Jessie Sheehan. We (Renato/myself) have been working with […]

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In defense of smaller Bundts: Dark Chocolate Bundt with Peanut Butter Glaze

February 27, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

Let me be blunt. I like big Bundts. A lot. I make (and eat) them frequently. And, as mentioned many times before, I have a pretty vast collection of 10 and 12-cup Bundt pans representing many eras and many forms (yes, “collection” is a nice way of saying “I have a hoarding problem”). Chances are […]

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Super Simple Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

October 22, 2013 | By matt | 0 Comments

It’s October. It’s Pumpkin chaos. There is no way around it. This is a good thing. I love to bake with pumpkin, and I also happen to have a mini obsession with pumpkin tortellini. My house is awash in squash décor, and I practically live for my annual pumpkin-picking trip. Ignore the pumpkin naysayers (I, […]

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Cookbooks You Need for Fall

October 15, 2013 | By matt | 0 Comments

We have A LOT going on over at Baked. And it is cutting into my reading time. I have about 4 months worth of New Yorkers piled up, two books about North Korea (harrowing/fascinating) in various stages of being read, and a long, long list of new fall fiction climbing my walls. Additionally, there is […]

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