Mrs. Lucetta J. Teagarden (via Bernard Clayton): cinnamon oatmeal bread

The lack of posting on this site has not been due to a lack of cooking, but more due to a lack of motivation to record it. I haven’t been going out as much, so I haven’t been taking my stuff out to parties as much, and thus my initial…

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Aimée’s birthday cake: black bean chocolate cake with whipped ganache frosting

This was an easy one to do. The birthday girl, who has problems with digesting wheat, specifically asked that I make the Hippie With a Minivan black bean cake for her, since the last time she had it some years ago it left quite an impression on her. There were…

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Andrew’s birthday cake: almond butter cake with amaretto Italian buttercream

I want to get better at making cakes, so I’ve volunteered to make them for any interested friends to get the practice in. Related, a recent visit to a secondhand bookstore led to my acquiring The Art of Fine Baking by Paula Peck (1961), which contains several classic Northern and…

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