Author Archive: BattinburgCakes

Laying Down Our Spatulas

Not every recipe we bake is a winner. More often than not it takes many trials and errors to get a recipe worth posting. Our signature cake, the Burnt Almond Torte, took over 25 trials. 25 different cake recipes. 25 different versions of frosting. 25 different cakes that ended up in the garbage. But it …

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20 Minute Ice Cream

Summer is rearing its hot head here in the South. When the temperature reaches over 90 degrees our craving for good ice cream also reaches epic proportions. Something about the creamy coldness banishes all thoughts of humidity and summer sun. Unfortunately with the increasing number of hot days, our waistlines cannot afford to keep pace …

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Gluten-Free Pie Crust

P-I-E Whether it is apple, cherry, pecan, mincemeat, or that pesky irrational 3.14(…blah blah blah) pie is important. Without it we would have Lucille Ball getting “cupcaked” in the face and a State Fair with much less messy “cookie” eating contests. Pie is important. Pie is glorious. Pie is the perfect mixture of pastry and …

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K’s Gluten-Free Birthday

K’s birthday is this week and in between blowing up balloons, decorating our parade floats, and petition the Queen for a bank holiday (birthdays are a big deal around here) we developed the perfect gluten-free cupcake. Now, instead of contemplating the thoughts of store-bought. gluten-free cupcakes or naturally gluten-free birthday desserts (can anyone say, “Birthday …

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Actually Edible Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread

Sandwich bread. Soft, billowy slices of heaven. So much relies on such a simple kitchen staple. Where would we be, as a species, without bread? Where would our butter and jam go without the wonderful crunch of morning toast? What would happen to all the ingredients for the perfect turkey sandwich? Don’t even get us …

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Back to School Again

Welcome to Baking Class. This month is all about Gluten-Free. May is National Celiac Awareness Month. In our family we have several members who suffer from celiac and therefore need gluten-free products. If any of you have ever tried something gluten-free you may have found that, depending on the company, the product runs the gamut …

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Candy is Dandy Part 3

What we do, it’s a labor of love. Akin to raising children, gardening, and doing laundry. Making our favorite candies at home may seem laborious or even insane, but the end result definitely screams “LOVE.” (Either that or “GO TO THE GYM” but we prefer the love…) We saved the best for last. We also …

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Candy is Dandy Part 2

This recipe is dangerous. It could give the CIA a run for its money. The reason why it is a should-be-top-secret-for-your-eyes-only- bury-it-in-a-hole-for-100-years dangerous recipe? Because all the ingredients are in your pantry. That means you can make it whenever you want. Inexpensively. Quickly. ….Dangerous recipe. Peanut Butter Cups are classic. But have you looked at …

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Candy is Dandy Part 1

Easter is in 2 weeks. 2 weeks!!!! It feels like Christmas was yesterday and now it’s almost Easter? Madness. To celebrate Easter, we seek to improve our Easter Basket efforts. Peeps are great and jelly beans are wonderful, but we can do better. In this three part series, we will make our own versions of …

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Hummingbird Cake

“Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today” (Did everyone get the Princess Bride reference? If not, watch the movie then re-read this post). The marriage that we are speaking of today is between Banana Bread and Carrot Cake and the result of their union: Hummingbird Cake. This cake possesses the best qualities of both …

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