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Jan 5, 2008 05:12 AM

Baking with Dorie Greenspan

I just picked up this classic to add to my collection. Everything looks and sounds really good. Just wondering, for those that have it, which recipes you recommend I try first. You know the ones you keep going back to, and everyone drools over and requests the recipe? Thanks

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  1. I love this book and have made quite a few things in the year since I bought it - but a really simple recipe that everyone loves is the Swedish Visiting Cake. And of course, World Peace Cookies - there are multiple threads on this board about those.

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    1. re: sc2ct

      I love the Swedish Visiting Cake and have made it many times - if you knew me you'd be shocked as I don't usually do that! Everybody likes it.

    2. And, of course, check out her wonderful blog:

      She also frequently posts on Serious Eats ( ) with recipes and commentary. She is a master!

      1. We did this (great!) book as cookbook of the past last December. You may want to check out the reviews.

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        1. re: NYchowcook

          I love this book. I had baked a lot out of it when I realized I had never made the cocoa buttermilk birthday cake. There is no picture and I had overlooked it. It was absolutely incredible. I am making it for my sister's birthday next weekend. It is a very homey comforting cake...

          I blogged about it here:

          1. re: Becca Porter

            I, too love her and this book. Thanks Aunt Jenny for directing me to her blog. I am going to bake this cake for my son's b-day next week! Becca, She could just attach your beautiful photo to her book! I am going to try to print it to put in my book. I am one who needs photos as well.

            Millygirl, I have made the blondies and peanutbutter oatmeal chipsters-both got rave reviews and requests for recipes. I am a little afraid to try the World Peace cookies haven read the thousands of reviews on this site-but I will try it someday.

            1. re: Becca Porter

              Sold! I just may have to make this cake for my husband's birthday...looks great!

          2. Her Golden Brioche dough is a dream. Great bread, but also the basis for Bostock, terrific for breakfast and tea, and for her Pecan Honey Sticky Buns, which are not only the best I ever made, but the best I’ve ever eaten.

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            1. re: JoanN

              The Bostock!! How could I forget. I have made myself ill eating too much of it both times I have made the recipe.

            2. Three words: World Peace Cookies!!

              These bring out the cookie monster in me...

              Link to a thread and recipe for these: