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My New Favorite Madeleine: Buckwheat Brown Butter Madeleines

April 10, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

Historically, my relationship with the madeleine, has always been a bit unhealthy. A bit “love/hate”. We have had tremendous times together, and many, many “difficult periods”. We started off with a bang – my first attempt at making madeleines was fairy-tale like. The lemon scented cakes emerged from the oven with a stupendous, glorious hump, […]

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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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A Simple and Lovely Salty Caramel Pie Recipe

March 24, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

I don’t make pie as often as I should. I love pie, but cake is in my blood. Bundts are my best friend, and layer cakes are like family. But, lately, it is pie that I crave. I wake up every day – fully aware that I need more pie in my life. Thankfully, in […]

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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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How To Make Welsh Rarebit (and Why You Should)

February 4, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

Toast is having a moment. It is at once being celebrated, and…oddly…heavily debated. If you are interested in reading more about the toast hubbub happening in San Francisco, you should read this and this now. Truth be told, I am kind of surprised and saddened (and outraged) that toast is being made a scapegoat – […]

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2nd Resolution: More Whole Grain Flours/Banana Choc Chip Cake

January 14, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

My second New Year’s Resolution is almost as simple as my first: incorporate more whole grain flours into my baking repertoire.  For years, I have used Kim Boyce’s Good to the Grain as my whole grain baking guidepost. I fell hopelessly in love with Kim’s recipe for spelt olive oil cake as well as her […]

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New Year’s Resolution: Bake Better Bread at Home

January 7, 2014 | By matt | 0 Comments

I only have two resolutions for 2014. Both are relatively simple (you will not see me juice cleansing anytime soon)…and both are kind of fun. Especially in the dead of winter. Resolution Number One: Make Better Homemade Bread and Make It More Often. I am a bread addict. Every day, I thank my lucky stars […]

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Salted Chocolate Rye Cookie: Our Holiday Cookie Kick-Off

December 12, 2013 | By matt | 0 Comments

It’s cookie time. Well, it’s always cookie time. But, come on, it’s mid-December which is essentially the cookie-lympics of cookiedom! Or something like that. If you live in or near Brooklyn, we invite you to partake in Baked’s Twelve Days of Cookies! Each and every day, the Baked kitchen staff will be making a favorite […]

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Editing and Eating: Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cake with Chocolate Ganache

December 3, 2013 | By matt | 0 Comments

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Hope you got to unplug (seems impossible these days) and enjoy friends and family and hokey holiday television specials. I had every intention of doing “nothing”, but unfortunately our book writing schedule (which is not coming out until Fall 2014) got in the way. I ended […]

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A Danish Christmas Tradition and A Recipe for Stout Cake

November 22, 2013 | By johannah | 0 Comments

In Denmark, the holiday season officially starts on the first Friday of November, when the annual Christmas beers are released. Christmas beer – julebryg in Danish – is a Scandinavian tradition that dates back to the Vikings. J-dag, as the release day is called here, not so much. It was launched in 1990 by Tuborg […]

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