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Ho Ho Cake

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Ho Ho Cake Makes approximately 14 servings Recipe Notes: This cake is very moist, so be careful when removing it from the cake pans.  You can substitute a variety of toppings for the toasted almonds—crushed candy cane, fresh berries, chocolate curls, etc. For the Devil’s Food Cake: (adapted from Bon Appetit, December 2008) 2 2/3 […]

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Japanese Strawberry Shortcake

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Japanese Strawberry Shortcake Makes one 7 or 8-inch layered cake For Noriko’s sponge cake: 4 large eggs, white and yolks separated 4.2 ounces (120 grams, 9.5 tablespoons) granulated sugar, sifted once 3 tablespoons milk, at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 4.2 ounces (120 grams, 14 tablespoons) cake flour, sifted 3 times 1.2 ounces (22 […]

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Hinamatsuri Flower Candy & Printable Gift Tags

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** This week we’re getting ready for Hinamatsuri (Japanese Girl’s Day, March 3rd) next week! Earlier this month I read a post on Serious Eats about making homemade conversation hearts for Valentine’s Day.  I immediately thought of adapting the recipe for Hinamatsuri, and used it to make flower shaped candies that are perfect for tying […]

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Nanaimo Bars: The Daring Bakers Go to Canada

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Nanaimo Bars Adapted from the City of Nanaimo Recipe Makes one 8×8-inch pan Bottom Layer 1/2 cup (115 g) (4 ounces) unsalted butter 1/4 cup (50 g) (1.8 ounces) granulated sugar 5 tablespoons (75 mL) unsweetened cocoa 1 large egg, beaten 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) (160 g) (5.6 ounces) graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup […]

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German Pfeffernüsse (“Pepper Nuts”) Cookies

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German Pfeffernüsse (“Pepper Nuts”) Cookies Makes about 10 dozen cookies 1/2 cup molasses 1/4 cup honey 1/2 cup unsalted butter 4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cardamom 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 […]

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