All posts tagged: birthday

some things i’ve been making

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i haven’t been posting the most but we’ve been eating a lot. i’ve been cooking a lot out of Fuschia Dunlop’s new book, major sichuan times in our house. lots of noodles, lots of fermented tofu (go buy some, it’s amaaazing), and i’ve been messing around with steamed buns (recipe coming very soon).

puffed wheat cake (or kamut or millet or whatever)

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cakes / desserts / tasty trash

this is my birthday cake. always. this is my favourite birthday cake, and my dad’s favourite birthday cake and most people would argue that it isn’t even a cake. growing up, we cut holes in it with a knife and shoved in birthday candles, it was almost always the assumed birthday cake. you can call it a square, but i can’t. birthday squares? no way. i have always made it with puffed wheat, but the […]

pear upside-down gingerbread babycakes

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this is a recipe i often make as a cake but i split it up into a dozen babycakes for a friend’s birthday (where we built an insane multi-room fort). these cakes were in the snack fortress area of the birthday fort, of course. TOPPING 2 pears, anjou or bartlett, cut in half, cored and cut into thick rings (see picture above if that doesn’t make sense) 1-2 tsp margarine per muffin tin (depending on the size […]