- The Wednesday Chefis more than a little enamored of the Kim Boyle’s Olive Oil Cake from her new whole grain cookbook, and after reading the post about the rosemary and dark chocolate-flecked cake, it’s hard not to feel the same way. The simple cake is made with olive oil, of course, and a combination of slept and all purpose flours for a tender texture that helps set off the flavor of the flour as well as the other elements in the cake.
- Any cookies with coconut will have me asking for seconds, and the Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Dried Cherries from Eat Run Read sound like they have a great combination of ingredients on top of the coconut, too. These chewy cookies are easy to mix up and will deliver more punch than your average chocolate chip cookie. Toasting the coconut before putting it into the cookie dough helps amplify the coconut flavor. The recipe makes a fairly small batch, so this is a good indulgence that you can’t completely overindulge with!
- Most strawberry shortcake recipes are similar, with a biscuit-like cake, juicy berries and whipped cream. But Momofuku’s Strawberry Shortcakes, which Sea Salt with Food tried this week, are a little bit different because they have a bit of salt added to them. Actually, SSWF’s version has a hint of salt; Momofuku’s version has a lot of salt. The salt helps enhance the sweetness of the berries and gives the dish an unexpected savory edge when you take a bite.
- There are some recipes that just remind you of a certain place, and Verlet’s Apricot Tart is one of those recipes for anyone who has eaten at Cafe Verleton in Paris. Passionate About Baking was inspired to give this homemade version a try, putting a creamy and jammy filling packed with sweet, fresh fruit in a crisp almond tart shell. This dish won’t miss the mark even if you’ve never been to Paris, but it just might make you put the Cafe onto your itinerary if you should happen to take a trip out there someday!
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