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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 The Rugelach that won over France

This is my second try at  Rugelach.  It was a bit easier this time.  I’m not saying it’s easy, just that it goes a bit smoother the second time around.  There are multiple steps involved in making rugelach.  I think … Continue reading

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BCM Cranberry Crackle Tart

This is a delightful little tart and really easy to make. I love the tart cranberries suspended in the crunchy meringue. I made it with the sweet tart dough in the pie pan, however it seems like a tart pan … Continue reading

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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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