Archive for May, 2012

  • Macadamia Shortbread

    By Jennifer McHenry on May 8, 2012

    The brilliance of shortbread is its simplicity. Mix together some butter, flour, sugar, and you've got a lovely, tasty cookie. I like that kind of thinking, as you can see in recipes like this one. Or how about this one?

    This particular recipe for shortbread comes from a fabulous baking book, The Modern Baker. Macadamia nuts seem to be too often relegated to ho-hum cookies with white chocolate. Not my favorite. But, here in these shortbread, those same macadamias get the chance to be the star.

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  • Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Frosting

    By Jennifer McHenry on May 5, 2012
    To me, dulce de leche is one of the great inventions of the food world. It takes the idea of caramel and moves it into the territory of the amazing. I haven’t done a lot of baking with it, but I think I more than make up for that with this frosting. I’ve combined the amazing with another favorite, cream […]
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