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English Toffee with Chocolate and Almonds

English Toffee with Chocolate and Almonds

Something has turned ugly in Alaska. It’s called “the weather.” More specifically, winter has arrived. As I write this it is snowing and the wind is starting to howl. It’s gotten cold, gray, and dreary. The sun will essentially refuse to shine for several months now as we march toward those December and January days … Continue reading

The Perfect Pancake

The Perfect Pancake

I love pancakes. Whether they are being served up hot from the griddle for breakfast or are featuring in some fiendish layered dessert, I love pancakes. And I am picky about how they should be made and what kind of texture they should have. A pancake should be soft and pillowy on the inside and … Continue reading

The Classic Victoria Sponge

The Classic Victoria Sponge

Ok, I’ve been told before that I bake like an English person. While England has long had a bad reputation where food is concerned, I don’t take this as an insult. England has produced some stellar chefs and some truly delightful pastry. The past two decades have seen a veritable explosion of British cuisine. Every … Continue reading

Quick and Easy Chocolate Brownies

Quick and Easy Chocolate Brownies

Sometimes you just need something sweet, and in a hurry. For me, that’s usually something involving fruit and crisp, crackling pastry. But every once in a while, my desires turn to something altogether darker. When I need warm and gooey chocolate, I turn to this recipe for chocolate brownies. It takes less than 15 minutes … Continue reading

Chocolate Beet Cake

Chocolate Beet Cake

For several months now I have been teaching a weekly cooking class to a great group of ladies who all want to learn to cook new things. We started off with homemade bread, and we have quickly moved into the more advanced world of pastry. Interestingly enough, I made this cake exactly one time while … Continue reading