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About Created by Carlene

I live in Southern California with my husband, two black cats, Sadie and Samantha, and Thor the Standard Poodle mix.

BCM Palets de Dames, Lille Style

I am a Baking with Julia dropout.  I couldn’t keep up.  Now Dorie Greenspan has a new cookbook, Baking Chez Moi!  The theme of the book is French home baking and Tuesdays with Dorie is going to start baking their … Continue reading

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BWJ Rustic Potato Loaves

This recipe is a keeper.  I love potato bread.  My standby recipe came from an old Sunset magazine.  This recipe won’t take that one out of first place, but it comes in a close second.  It’s much quicker to make … Continue reading

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BWJ Mocha Chocolate Chips

These cookies had mixed reactions from the people that I shared them with.  I had to assure my husband that those orange bits in them were not carrots before he would eat them.  The ones I left in the staff … Continue reading

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BWJ Boca Negra

This almost flour-less cake (1 1/2 tablespoons of flour)  could easily be called “death by chocolate”.  Looking at the recipe ingredients and reading the early comments by other bakers, I knew this was going to be rich.  It was absolutely … Continue reading

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BWJ Focaccia

My Focaccia turned out “ok”.  This recipe takes quite a bit of advance preparation.  After mixing and two rises then the dough spends 24-36 hours in the refrigerator.  Then an hour and a half before you want to bake it … Continue reading

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BWJ French Apple Tart

The description in Baking with Julia for this tart reads “easier to reproduce at home than you’d think at first glance”.   I agree.  This tart tastes wonderful, looks impressive and was easy to make.  What more could you want! … Continue reading

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BWJ Pizza with Onion Confit

My husband took one look at this pizza and said he was headed to the store for pepperoni.  Since it was ready to bake and would be done in 15 minutes I convinced him to wait and try it.  He … Continue reading

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