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Citrus Surprise Cake

Citrus Surprise Cake

It’s dark and wintry outside, but hopefully this citrus surprise cake will brighten up your day. Last  year, I was given the gift of a lemon tree (from the amazing Almu), which inspired this cake. I named my lemon tree Ginny. (I like lemony gin and tonics). I was skeptical that Ginny would produce lemons in our unpredictable Pacific Northwest climate. However, she managed to produce 10 perfect golden lemons, which just turned yellow in the last couple of weeks. More …

Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

Hazelnut Torte StastyThere is something mesmerizing about chocolate ganache. When I made it the other day, I fell into a kind of trance. Dark chocolate and warm cream slowly melting together creates the most amazingly delicious smell. The more the chocolate melts, the glossier the ganache gets and it feels like you are making a bowl of rich brown silk. More …

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