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November 14th, 2018

Spice Applesauce Cake from Lee Bailey's Country Weekends

I made this as two cakes baked in loaf pans and two mini loaves instead of one in a tube pan. I also added two eggs and a little salt (recipe has none). I served this without the icing, though I will... read more >


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The America's Test Kitchen Cookbook

By Editors of Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Boston Common Press - 2001

4th December 2012

Bittersweet Chocolate Roulade : page 340

This is recipe alone is worth the price of the book. It's not a simple cake, nor is it inexpensive. But when you want an elegant dessert with a beautiful presentation and fabulous flavor, this is it. I think that it is imperative to read the entire recipe and do all the mise en place before you begin any actual mixing, etc. I also know that baking the cake on a silpat makes the whole process of baking and rolling the cake much, much easier. I did not use the micro wave or the food processor for the ganache, finding it simpler to warm the cream on the stove and pour it over the chocolate -- fewer things to clean and simpler all around. This cake is also wonderful with other fillings such as a thick puree of mango or apricot. I've also added mint (infusing the cream in the filling and the ganache with fresh mint leaves).

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