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Iced Berry Cake

This iced berry cake couldn’t be easier. A store-bought cake is filled with fresh raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and whipped cream. An easy and fast celebration cake. Adapted from Bill Collison | Cook, Eat, Smile | Salt Yard Book Co., 2011 As author Bill Collison explains, “This is an all-singing, whooped-up, somewhat-over-the-top, photo-opportunity cake that requires no cooking at all and can be… devour more »          

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Burger Buns

Burger buns, specifically homemade soft hamburger buns that are almost like brioche, are the best in our book. These buttery, light, yet sturdy specimens are the most incredible we’ve ever had. The recipe comes from the baking geniuses at King Arthur Flour. Adapted from King Arthur Flour | Originally posted online in The Baking Circle When King Arthur Flour first shared this recipe for homemade burger buns recipe online, the website was… devour more »          

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Jim Lahey’s Pizza Dough

Jim Lahey’s pizza dough allows you to create the sort of quality pizza crust at home that you’ve only ever experienced at the best of Italian bakeries and pizzerias. And it’s easier than you’d expect. Adapted from Jim Lahey | My Pizza | Clarkson Potter, 2012 We know you’ve always wanted to fling pizza dough like a boss. And Jim Lahey is going to help you get there. We just want to caution that it may not come… devour more »          

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Basic Chocolate Cake

This basic chocolate cake checks all the boxes: easy, moist, simple, classic. And, most importantly, it boasts a rich chocolatey flavor thanks to a lovely blend of unsweetened chocolate and cocoa powder. Dress it up with frosting and prepare to be asked for seconds. Adapted from Emily Luchetti | The Fearless Baker | Little, Brown & Company, 2011 This basic chocolate cake may be modestly named but it elicits reactions far more impassioned than its… devour more »          

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Brown Betty Bakery Coconut Cake

This Brown Betty Bakery coconut cake is dubbed Company’s Comin’ Coconut Cake at the boutique where it’s sold in Philadelphia. True to it’s name, this beauty of a pound cake will have you dreaming up excuses to invite guests for dinner. Adapted from Linda Hinton Brown | Norrinda Brown Hayat | The Brown Betty Cookbook | Wiley, 2012 This coconut cake from Philadelphia’s Brown Betty Dessert Boutique is charmingly dubbed… devour more »          

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Bite-Size Bacon and Cheese Scones

Bacon and cheese scones are buttery and flakey and made with flour, butter, baking powder, and all the usual pantry staples you have on hand for any biscuits. Perfect morning, noon, or night. Adapted from Kim Laidlaw | Williams-Sonoma: Home Baked Comfort | Weldon Owen, 2012 We had a tricky time discerning what to call these cute-as-a-button, buttery little bundles of bacony, cheesy goodness. Call something a scone and you summon notions of a… devour more »          

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Raspberry Crumble Tart

This raspberry crumble tart has a crisp shortbread crust, raspberry preserves as filling, and a buttery streusel. Kinda like having the best parts of a tart and a crumble in one scrumptious dessert. Adapted from Yvonne Ruperti | One Bowl Baking | Running Press, 2013 This raspberry crumble tart, as the name implies, comes together as if it’s a tart yet with the ease of a crumble. And it’s mindbendingly spectacular not just to behold but… devour more »          

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Brown Sugar Pound Cake

This brown sugar pound cake with caramel glaze is dense, rich, and incredibly sweet, as most things Southern tend to be. Adapted from Nancie McDermott | Southern Cakes | Chronicle, 2007 This brown sugar pound cake is perhaps the most aptly titled cake there ever was seeing as it calls for an entire 1-pound box of brown sugar. What results is a deep, rich, sweet, traditional Southern dessert. (And surely you know just how notorious Southerners are… devour more »          Related Stories Linzer Bars Mississippi Mud Cake […]

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Easy Rhubarb Crisp

This easy rhubarb crisp is made with a buttery cinnamon streusel topping—without oats, thank you very much—and beneath it lies just humble rhubarb, sugar, and orange zest. A quintessential spring dessert. Not too sweet. Not too tart. Just right. And superbly simple. Adapted from Peter Berley | Fresh Food Fast | William Morrow, 2013 This rhubarb crisp goes beyond being a truly inspired dessert to also being a lovely breakfast dessert—so much… devour more »          

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Zanzibar Sesame Bread | Mkate Wa Ufuta

Mkate Wa Ufuta. Say that three times fast. Actually, just say Zanzibar sesame bread, click your heels, and with barely any effort and just a few minutes you can make this simple, indulgent, versatile flatbread made from ingredients we bet you already have in your pantry. Adapted from Felicia Campbell | The Food of Oman | Andrews McMeel, 2015 Mkate wa ufuta. We know what you’re thinking. Mkate what?! Yet once you try this unique and chewy,… devour more »          

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