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Individual Spiced Angel Food Cake

As I have been getting into the holiday spirit quite a bit this year already – cookies, cakes, eggnog – I decided that for this round of SHF I would do something light that I wouldn’t feel guilty about eating. Angel food cake was the obvious choice – you can’t get a heck of a lot lighter and still be eating something that counts as ... Read More »

Amazing Chocolate Cake Cookies

When I first came across the recipe for Chocolate Chocolate Cake Cookies, I checked out the reviews that it had receved before deciding to make them. The reviewers raved about them, so I decided to have a go myself. These were amazing, not to mention that they were incredibly easy, and should be a “must” for chocolate-lovers. They are very brownie-like, but without being dense. The ... Read More »

Sour Cream Tea Bread

I have decided that loaves are very difficult to take photos of and still have the bread look attractive. This was the best that I could do with limited resources (baking and photography, surprisingly, don’t always work out), but I am not doing justice to the beauty of this quick bread. I made this as a thank you/holiday gift for a professor friend of mine. ... Read More »

bills Coconut Bread

The first time I saw this recipe it was in a newspaper article. I wasn’t too familiar with Bill Granger at the time, but clipped out the recipe because it featured coconut – and I am a big coconut fan. It took me a while to get around to baking the bread. Once I had had it, there was no going back. The bread is ... Read More »

Checkerboard Cookies

Today I sat down (ok, I was standing – but you get the idea) and made my first official batch of holiday cookies. Checkerboard shortbread cooies are just beautiful. I was inspired by the mouthwatering picture from Il Forno, though I did not use the same recipe he did. Why? To prove a point. My aunt told me once that it was almost not worth ... Read More »

What is divinity?

If you have never had divinity, you have probably never been to the South around Christmas. This is, of course, not the only reason you may not have had divinity. You could also be an aethist, I suppose. (Kidding.) Divinity is a white, fudge-like candy made of sugar and egg whites. It is often called “divinity fudge”, actually. It is almost a type of nougat ... Read More »

Soft Pretzels

So, Thanksgiving has now come and gone and we are well into the holiday eating season. With Christmas and the new SHF coming up, I think I’m going to have to start planning my New Year’s Resolutions now… But since it’s still 2004, today I baked soft pretzels. My grandmother, who is originally from Philadelphia, came over for lunch and I thought that I would ... Read More »

Oatmeal Bread

 I wanted to test this recipe for Oatmeal Dinner Rolls from AllRecipes before Thanksgiving next week. I know that lots of people don’t test recipes before serving them and an equal number will never serve anything that isn’t absolutely tried and true (a number in my family, for example). I usually fall into the former category, but if you have the time, it never really ... Read More »

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