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Apple strudel with a slice cut off and placed on a square white plate

Puff Pastry Apple Strudel

My cheater puff pastry apple strudel is made by wrapping an overflowing spiced apple filling with store-bought flaky puff pastry. I finish it off with an outrageous sweet apple glaze. …

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Christmas Pudding

Plum Pudding (True Historical Recipe)

Eating plum pudding is the traditional culmination of the Christmas feast (it's also sometimes called Christmas pudding). This dense, fruit-filled Victorian dessert remains a fixture of British Christmas celebrations to this day. …

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First Layer Cake

The Invention of Frosting

In Jess Touchette's second contributor post, she shares the fascinating history of frosting and layer cakes. Read on... In a recent post about 17th-century "biscuit bread," I traced the centuries-long evolution of …

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Tzimmes (Tsimis)

Mom’s Tzimmes (Tsimis) Recipe

This Tzimmes recipe (Tsimis recipe) is the Jewish answer to green bean casserole. We skip the greens and the creamy soup and instead spend our holidays eating a sweet stew made with …

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