hamachi kama (yellowtail collar)

C U Sushi
Berkeley, CA

oatmeal with dried cherries and walnuts

Cafe Borrone
Menlo Park, CA

Dump Cake

The idea of dump cake was–and is–slightly horrifying to me. You dump 5 ingredients into a pan, don’t even stir (don’t even stir!), and pop it into the oven. Miraculously, the result isn’t explosive or vomit-inducing, and the cake doesn’t emit VOCs (I think).

One of the five ingredients is butter. Of course. Can you guess what the other four are?

Dump Cake is a mystery indeed.

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only the most ridiculous coconut cupcake recipe ever

Looks so good, you can almost eat it!

Okay, maybe that was mean.

But if you’re looking for a great coconut cupcake recipe, Ina Garten’s got it. The recipe made 21 cupcakes for me, plus a 2″ x 6″ loaf pan’s worth of delicious coconut cake.

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Tarte Tatin

This recipe was originally printed in Baking Illustrated (pg. 217)

Yes, it’s French. If you pronounce it right, you’ll probably sound offish. But I think tarte Tatin can be quite the rustic, humble dessert. It’s just like an upside-down apple pie, and–dressed up with a dollop of your favorite topping–it’s well on its way to impressing your favorite guests.

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