All Cakes Considered: A Year's Worth of Weekly Recipes Tested, Tasted, and Approved by the Staff of NPR's All Things Considered
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Melissa Gray is National Public Radio's Cake Lady. Every Monday she brings a cake to the office for her colleagues at NPR to enjoy. Hundreds of Mondays (and cakes) later, Melissa has lots of cake-making tips to share. With more than 50 recipes for the cakes that have been dreamed of and drooled over for a lifetimeincluding Brown Sugar Pound Cake, Peppermint and Chocolate Rum Marble Cake, Lord and Lady Baltimore Cakes, Dark-Chocolate Red Velvet Cake, and Honey Buttercream and Apricot Jam Cake. All Cakes Considered is an essential addition to every baker's library.
is the work rewarding, exciting, and fun, but the people I work with are smart, interesting, comical, and warm. The longer you work there, the more you become family. I’m Southern, so the thing my family does to show their love is fight and eat. Rather than fight, I bring in cake every Monday. And, because I’m Southern, there’s always more to the story. I could have just brought store-bought cakes to the office every week, but where’s the fun in that? No, when this baking thing started, I had a
pedicure OR a grande mocha! Be wild. Go for Scarlett Red AND a grande mocha Frappuccino! TO MAKE THE CAKE 1. Center a rack and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare the cake pan. 2. Cream the butter at medium speed, then gradually add the sugar, mixing until smooth. 3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. 4. In a separate bowl, dry whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, spices, and cocoa together. Set aside. 5. In a small bowl, combine the
forty years ago, bless their red-and-white checkered hearts!). Cowboy Cookies * * * YOU’ll NEED Parchment paper 2 baking sheets A metal spatula 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar (light or dark) 1 cup shortening 2 large eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick-cooking) 1½ cups mixed morsels and/or nuts of your choice (see Tip) Tip: Try ¾ cup bittersweet chocolate
the mailman). Later, after you’ve collected a bunch of pans, you may forget how many cups they hold. Again, no big whoop: Just measure out water by the cupful, pouring each into the pan, counting as you go, until the pan is full. If you’re using a traditional tube pan that’s flat on the bottom, you can line the bottom with parchment paper. You just put the pan, bottom down, on the paper, trace the outside, then trace that hole on the inside, remove the pan, and cut out the large donut you just
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