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Baked Conchas Ready for Breakfast

Free Pan Dulce (Concha) Recipe from Chef Susan

When I began to think about what baked product I would try for National Hispanic Heritage Month I thought of those colorful breads known as pan dulce- sweet bread. I always wanted to try to make my own brightly colored …

Quickbreads

With a limitless variety of ingredient combinations available in today’s marketplace, and because mixing and baking are not labor intensive tasks, QUICK BREADS offer the ability to make muffins, scones, biscuits, loaf type cakes, and even popovers fresh within limited …

COMPETITION

One Aha! moment that awakened my passion for cake decoration dealt with an episode involving my sixth grade friend, Sharon, whose cake decorator mom made a “Forget-Me-Not” cake for our classmate who was about to move. That gesture profoundly influenced …

THE CAKE LADY

Frances Kuyper Frances Kuyper was an inspiration to me and I’ll bet anyone who met her. My students and I would visit Frances at Hollenbeck Palms where she moved herself and her cake museum after the death of her husband. …

Candied Sweetpeas

My all time favorite flower fragrance comes from sweetpeas. Last year the purchased seeds yielded lots of greenery, some flowers, and some mildew. Sigh. This year-wow, night and day from last year, as I have cut twelve bouquets and the …