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Sample recipes from The Simple Art of Perfect Baking

Butter Almond Cake

This is a moist butter cake with a subtle almond flavor. When small strawberries or fresh raspberries are available, I substitute them fo...

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Apricot Pound Cake

This luscious, buttery-flavored pound cake tastes even better with its tangy apricot filling. Its rectangular shape makes it possible to ...

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Yogurt Bundt Cake

If you’re not already a yogurt lover, you will be instantly converted after tasting this adaptation of the late Bert Greene’s cake. The y...

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Sour Cream Cake with Cocoa Filling

The double glaze on this cake adds a complexity of flavors and shows off its contours. For years I wondered how pastry shops produced suc...

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Chocolate Cake Squares

Occasionally at the end of my baking classes, after I have demonstrated several recipes and their techniques in detail, I love to bring t...

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Sponge Ladyfingers

These sponge ladyfingers are ideal for lining a container decoratively before filling it, as in the classic dessert Charlotte Malakoff

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Charlotte Malakoff

A classic dessert with a unique twist to guarantee a dramatic and delicious ending to any dinner. I saw this presentation in a magazine; ...

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Classic Crème Anglaise

Crème Anglaise, also called custard sauce, is the foundation for a variety of magnificent creams: ice cream, pastry cream, soufflé, and B...

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Translucent Sugar Glaze

Once dry, this simple, no-cook glaze forms a thin film over a cake or cookie crust. It may also be used as a decoration.

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Streusel

This streusel is good for baking on top of pies or coffee cakes, providing sweetness and crunch. It is the topping for Flag-Raising Apple...

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Classic Piecrust

Besides being flaky and tasting delicious, this dough handles beautifully for both the novice and experienced pie maker. Another name for...

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Butter Pastry

This all-butter crust is flaky and crisp rather than mealy and short. It prevents fruit juice from soaking completely through while bakin...

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Flag-Raising Apple Pie

The taste of lightly spiced tart apples, crisp streusel, and flaky pastry is a guaranteed winner.

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Fresh Pineapple Galette

What could be better and more refreshing than juicy fresh, sweet slice of pineapple and flaky, crisp pastry?

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