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Snowpocalypse Baking & Kuff’s Birthday Cake

As soon as people started acting responsibly—letting employees go home early, calling off school well in advance so people could make childcare plans, rescheduling meetings, driving cautiously—I knew the great Houston Snowpocalypse of 2011 would be a bust. Still, I … Continue reading

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STSU Strawberry Cake

Perhaps, if you are a third grader, you do not recoil in horror when every strawberry cake recipe you consult calls for strawberry gelatin. [Perhaps, if you are a third grader, you devote your time and energy not to consulting … Continue reading

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Shaker Lemon Pie with My Meyer Lemons

Plucked from our very own tree, two beautiful Meyer lemons. I’d promised to take another crack at the Shaker Lemon Pie almost exactly a month ago.  Thanksgiving morning, I was inspired to deliver. All credit and praise to Tartine Bakery … Continue reading

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Pie Crust Epiphany – or – Pastry Demands Precision, Rewards Same

OK, technically, this is flaky tart dough.  The recipe comes from Tartine, the cookbook from the bakery of the same name.  I was making the dough for Shaker Lemon Pie, however, and tart epiphany sounded not as good and could … Continue reading

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Soggy Pumpkin Pie Solution #1 – Fried Pies

I am in charge of desserts this Thanksgiving, a responsibility I do not take lightly.  On the one hand, I want to maintain tradition, and few are more exalted than the pumpkin pie.  On the other, I want to wow … Continue reading

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