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Plum cake like Nana used to make for August Baketogether!

The theme of this month’s #baketogether with Abby Dodge was Summer Fruit Cake.  Surrounded by so much fruit in Paris, I had, as they say here “l’embarras du choix” (so much to choose from) in terms of fruit but I couldn’t get out of my head the plum cake my Nana used to make using […]

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International Incident Party: Cake Pops (and a giveaway!)

I have to admit, when Penny challenged us to make Cake Pops for this month’s International Incident Party, I had never actually eaten a cake pop, let alone made one. In fact, I was so clueless that I thought they were just little round balls of cake on sticks. And I wondered how you got […]

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Daring Bakers March: What to do with a failed yeasted coffee cake

The March 2011 Daring Bakers’ Challenge was hosted by Ria of Ria’s Collection and Jamie of Life’s a Feast. Ria and Jamie challenged The Daring Bakers to bake a yeasted Meringue Coffee Cake. I have to admit, I was not a happy camper when I saw the word “yeasted” in the title of this challenge.  […]

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Pastelería Ideal, Mexico City

A short (on words) post today to introduce you to the wonders of the Mexican pastelería – specifically, the Pastelería Ideal we found ourselves in on our first afternoon in Mexico.  Lured in by fabulous baking smells and a huge crowd of people, we spent quite a while in there, looking, not buying, intrigued by […]

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Nutella lamingtons for World Nutella Day 2011

I can’t believe it’s World Nutella Day again!  Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso host “World Nutella Day 2011″ (the FIFTH instlment!) – a day to celebrate,  get creative with, and most importantly, eat Nutella.  It only seems like yesterday I was whipping up a marbled Nutella cheesecake with molten Nutella sauce […]

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