Desserts

Near Breton

Far Breton Recipe and photo by Debbra Mikaelsen Although there is often a stack of cookbooks on my nightstand for bedtime reading, much of my food curiosity comes from fiction. I first heard of Far Breton when a character in Kate Atkinson’s latest novel fondly recalled the dish. A Google search led to David Lebovitz’s…

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Hazelnut Buckwheat Crisps

From the story Baking Up a Sweet Career From Scratch by Samantha Nobles-Block These thin, snappy, nutty cookies are perfect with coffee or as an after-dinner treat paired with dark chocolate. Note: For accuracy, bakers like to measure their dry ingredients in grams. A kitchen scale can help you achieve success with this and other recipes.…

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Whoopie Pies

Recipe excerpted from Rose’s Baking Basics © 2018 by Rose Levy Beranbaum. Photography © 2018 by Matthew Septimus. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. (Adapted by Edible East Bay.) WHOOPIE PIES This recipe is said to have originated in the Pennsylvania Dutch country. Although it is called “pie,” it is actually…

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Quince Candy and Syrup

From the story Baking Up a Sweet Career From Scratch by Samantha Nobles-Block Quince has lots of pectin, which makes this apple-like fruit a natural fit for candy making. Once you get comfortable with the recipe for these sparkly treats, get creative by adding a chopped apple or beet or any other variation that sounds appealing.…

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MK Gold Bakery Huckleberry Tart

From the story Baking Up a Sweet Career From Scratch by Samantha Nobles-Block Foragers with an eye on their secret huckleberry patch or anyone lucky enough to find farmed huckleberries at a farmers’ market will want to try this luscious tart. No huckleberries? Try it with blueberries or blackberries, which we did for this photo shot…

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MK Gold Bakery Rye Ginger Cake

From the story Baking Up a Sweet Career From Scratch by Samantha Nobles-Block Deep, dark, rich, and spicy with the heat of ginger. Use the darkest organic molasses and brown sugar you can find. Yields one 9-inch cake ½ cup sugar ½ cup dark brown sugar, packed 1 cup grapeseed oil or rice bran oil 1…

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Hazelnut Buckwheat Crisps

From the story Baking Up a Sweet Career From Scratch by Samantha Nobles-Block These thin, snappy, nutty cookies are perfect with coffee or as an after-dinner treat paired with dark chocolate. Note: For accuracy, bakers like to measure their dry ingredients in grams. A kitchen scale can help you achieve success with this and other recipes.…

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MK Gold Bakery Buckwheat Madeleines

From the story Baking Up a Sweet Career From Scratch by Samantha Nobles-Block Madeleines are best eaten the day they are made, so make some tea or coffee and invite friends over to help you enjoy them. Black cardamom, smoky and floral, is lovely here (if you can find it), but green cardamom is delicious as…

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Over the Moon for Olive Oil

Come taste a variety of California extra-virgin olive oils and learn how to choose, use, and store them. Tastings take place in Market Hall’s Berkeley and Oakland stores through the end of June and offer special pricing and prize giveaways. Pacific Sun award-winning oils are featured on Saturday, June 29. Info: here Market Hall Foods…

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