| Dec 30, 2009
| 1:25 PM
Note: This model butter cake recipe is perhaps the best you'll ever eat--three sumptuous chocolate layers. Sylvia Thompson, who developed the recipe for her "The Birthday Cake Book" (Chronicle Books: 1993), contributed the recipe to our November cake...
| Jan 4, 2010
| 10:47 AM
Note: In early November, baker Amy Pressman told the story of how she achieved "cool mom" status with her son and his friends in part because of her homemade cinnamon buns. Even better, she gave us the recipe. She also provided the following advice:...
| Jan 20, 2010
Shirley's crazy cake with cream cheese frosting
Total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 9 to 12
Note: Adapted from "BakeWise" by Shirley Corriher. This recipe works best with a higher-protein all-purpose flour, such as King Arthur brand.
1 1/2 cups (6.4...
| May 20, 2010
Dear SOS: I am a huge fan of the vanilla cupcakes at Joan's on Third. I have tried all the other cupcake spots in town, and they can't compare. Is there any way you can obtain the recipe? Thanks.
| May 20, 2010
Total time: About 2 hours
Servings: Makes about 1 1/2 dozen
Note: Adapted from Ludo Lefebvre. To make raspberry puree, combine 1 cup fresh raspberries with 2 tablespoons sugar in a small saucepan and cook just until the juices...
| Nov 4, 2010
Dear SOS: I just love the Farmeeoh cookies at the Farm of Beverly Hills, especially the chocolate cookie part. Do you think you could get the recipe?
Dear Genevieve: The Farm of Beverly Hills' supersized chocolate sandwich...
| Dec 16, 2010
Amanda's amazing sugar cookies
Submitted by Amanda Rettke of Shafer, Minn.
"This recipe was groundbreaking for me in that it changed how I perceived myself in the kitchen. I am not a great cook and am still a beginning baker, but this recipe is one of...
| Nov 28, 2010
Here are more sweet destinations around the country known for their gingerbread creations.
One of the biggest gingerbread competitions in the U.S. takes place in Asheville, N.C., at the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. It brings tens of thousands of people...
| Dec 2, 2010
There are two ways to Christmas shop for a cook. You can drop a wad on a spectacular piece of equipment that will get used three or four times a year and sit in the pantry the rest of the time. Or you can convert a relatively small amount of money into...
| Apr 21, 2011
Norwegian orange cake
Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes plus cooling time
Servings: 10 to 16
Note: Candied orange peel is generally available at gourmet and cooking supply stores, as well as at select well-stocked markets.
| May 19, 2011
Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes
Servings: Makes 20 cupcakes
Note: Graham flour, the coarsely ground whole-wheat flour traditionally used in graham crackers, is available at Whole Foods. You can use semisweet chocolate chips or a...