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Upside-down Plum Cake & Chocolate Crust

In breakfast, cake, chocolate, fruit on July 27, 2010 at 07:45

Week 24 | 7.26.2010

For the past week on the way to the kitchen I’ve been walking past a basket of small plums that my mother brought over from a neighbor’s garden. I’ve been steadily turning the small mountain into a hill but there are still enough left for a moist plum & buttermilk cake. With a small disk of cocoa pastry crust held on with a dab of homemade caramel, this is a worthy breakfast, afternoon bite, or after-dinner treat.

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Coconut-Chili & Chocolate Cookies

In chocolate, cookie on July 21, 2010 at 06:28

Week 23 | 7.19.2010

I’m back! The past week has been a jumble of exciting travels, unglamorous delays, and nonstop eating and food-related activities. But Bakery Bites has returned and with cookies in store for this week’s treat to boot.

Per request from a frequent visitor I’ve dished up some ‘chocolate and spice’ in the form of coconut & chili butter cookies to be filled with whipped dark chocolate ganache. Chocolate & spice, with a bit of coconut tucked in between.

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Hazelnut & Carrot Cake

In breakfast, cake, nuts on July 7, 2010 at 08:20

Week 21 | 7.5.2010

Wow, it’s already mid-week and the beginning of July!

Certain foods are dear to me because of how I was introduced to them. From my dad, who is perpetually curious, I first hazarded a sample of sashimi in Hawaii as a child, and over the years we have in turn taken tastes of exotic Asian snacks such as puffy basil seed or fermented rice wine dessert drinks. From my mom I have discovered that root beer floats are best made with scoops of strawberry and vanilla gelato, or that a piece of white toast with butter and sugar is a deceptively simple treat.

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