The Boastful Baker

because every cook praises her own broth

July 14, 2012
by Melissa
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Remedy for a dearth of cake.

It’s recently come to my attention that I haven’t baked enough cake this year. I think my husband has been subtly mentioning this for months, but I apparently chose to pretend I didn’t hear him for months. I’m going to … Continue reading

March 2, 2011
by Melissa
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Best cupcakes I’ve ever made.

Dark chocolate salted caramel cupcakes. Truly my favorite of all the cupcakes I’ve ever made. I’ve had a bit of a soft spot for sweet and salty foods for many years. When I was in college, I worked at the … Continue reading

July 14, 2010
by Melissa
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Either you love it or you don’t.

I’m referring to coconut. Like cilantro, Brussels sprouts or sushi, coconut is one of those foods that people feel strongly about in one direction or the other. Fortunately I’m pro-cilantro, Brussels sprouts and coconut. No, I don’t like sushi. It’s … Continue reading

April 28, 2010
by Melissa
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For once, I’m trying to be succinct.

No long, drawn out descriptions from me today. All you need to know is that you need to make this gingerbread cake with coffee icing. Why? Because it’s easy and delicious and I loved it even though I don’t particularly … Continue reading