All Cakes Considered by Melissa Gray

By Melissa Gray

Melissa grey is nationwide Public Radio's Cake girl. each Monday she brings a cake to the workplace for her colleagues at NPR to get pleasure from. enormous quantities of Mondays (and muffins) later, Melissa has plenty of cake-making how one can proportion. With greater than 50 recipes for the truffles which have been dreamed of and drooled over for a lifetimeincluding Brown Sugar Pound Cake, Peppermint and Chocolate Rum Marble Cake, Lord and woman Baltimore muffins, Dark-Chocolate crimson Velvet Cake, and Honey Buttercream and Apricot Jam CakeAll tarts Considered is a necessary addition to each baker's library.

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You can find it in any well-stocked grocery store. McCormick, the spice company, sells a potent bottle of it for a little more than what you’d normally pay for regular cinnamon. It’s in their Gourmet Collection line. ” Graham thinks the ratio of Saigon cinnamon to other key ingredients is just right: too much cinnamon would overpower the yogurty tang of the cake and the smooth almond taste of the streusel. Why would I listen to Graham (other than the fact that I’m paid to listen to Graham, a senior producer, two pay grades up from me)?

I made the mistake of doing a single cake and was faced with a legion of sad, puppy-eyed beggars reduced to scrounging cake crumbs, tearing at their eyes, rending their shirts, and asking, “Why? ” So dramatic, I thought the world was ending. This is one problem you run into, doing office cakes—your colleagues’ disappointment is proportional to their gratitude. Easy cakes for early enthusiasts Why fold? When you’re combining two things that have different densities (creamed batter and egg whites, for instance), folding ensures that you’re blending them together without deflating the egg whites.

Cool the cake in the pan and serve it straight out of the pan. OR cool the cake in the pan for 10 minutes, then carefully unmold onto a serving plate (see page 28). Remember to cover the top with parchment paper before flipping it over—you don’t want the streusel going all over your nice, clean kitchen floors or your nice, clean tootsies. If you were one of those kids who couldn’t wait to chaw on a hot fireball candy, then this coffee cake is for you. It will work fine with regular cinnamon (which isn’t true cinnamon; see page 103 for details) but if you do like I do and use Saigon cinnamon, you’ll get just a hint of those fireballs that hurt so good.

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