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Baking From My Home To Yours: Recipe Discussion, Links, and Picks and Pans

December 2006 Cookbook of the Month. Use this thread to discuss which recipes you are planning to try from Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From My Home to Yours. Get tips from other hounds or list other online resources here (recipe links included).

Feel free to post short reviews of recipes you may have already tried in this thread, but full length recipes should be posted in the appropriate chapter thread.

A reminder that the verbatim copying of recipes to the boards is violation of the copyright of the original author. Posts with copied recipes will be removed.

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  1. I've already been baking from this cookbook and have to say that with one exception I've been very pleased with the results.

    One thing that I've found interesting is that the texture on everything I've made has been very tender, the cakes moist and the crumb delicate, even with the corn muffins - which, btw, are fabulous.

    These are recipes that you'd make for family and friends or to take to work for a coffe break. They are not fancy, showpiece desserts. I have found the recipes well written, extremely easy to follow, with good instructions on how to make the product. I know my oven bakes fast so I shorten most baking times by at least 5 minutes to prevent overbaking.

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    1. re: DiningDiva

      Which recipe did you not like, DiningDiva?

      1. re: Caitlin McGrath

        The Salt & Pepper Cocoa Cookies. I did a long post about what I didn't like on the Cookie thread for this cookbook.

    2. I'm currently making the cinammon chocolate cake squares and the brown sugar bundt cake. I'm using internet links for the recipes.

      Can someone who has access to the book tell me the appropriate category these belong in so I can post in the appropriate place? I suspect that the cinammon cake will be under cakes and the brown sugar cake will be under breakfast? or maybe under cakes. That one looks like a breakfast food to me because it has no chocolate and it has fruit (pears).

      Thanks.

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      1. re: beetlebug

        Both recipes are in the Cakes of All Kinds chapter.

      2. Here all all the links to recipes that I found on this board as well as the net. There may be some repeats.

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/331997

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/345549

        http://iliketocook.blogspot.com/2006/...

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        1. re: beetlebug

          This thread has links to dozens of recipes from the book posted on the net: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/345549

        2. So far I made Great Grains muffins and butterscotch pudding. I have earmarked lots of recipes that I want to try - so many sound so delicious. There are nice photos too. I love that she provides storage instructions, plus lots of possible variations for many of the recipes.

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          1. re: Anya L

            I just made the pumpkin muffins too.

          2. I've made the peanut butter criss crosses and the applesauce bars (sans raisins!) and will report on those as soon as my brother e-mails me the pictures! Both winners!