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Maple Cream Carrot Bread [v.]

Despite my confidence that restocking my college pantry would inspire me to bake, assignments and exams swept me up and the only things I managed to make last semester were muffins and a terrible batch of spicy oatmeal cookies. The muffins were acceptable, but not post-worthy, and I don’t want to talk about the cookies. Let’s …

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Costa Rican Banana Cake

I’ve been to Costa Rica twice. The first time was in 2009, when a past Spanish teacher invited some of his other former students to join a group of his current students on a trip there. Most of former students (the people I knew) couldn’t go, which left just my friend Sonia and me. By …

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Classic Banana Bread

Last week I came home to six overripe bananas. They were sitting on the counter: mushy, with outsides spotted brown, and no one wanted to eat them. So I did what anyone would do; I made banana bread. I used a really simple recipe (normally I use one that calls for creme fraiche among other …

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B is for Barmbrack

Yeasted bread. It’s a phrase that makes me droll thinking about cinnamon rolls, french bread, brioche and ciabatta, while simultaneously cringing at the work required to make such treats. Plus, combine the work required to make yeasted bread with the fact that I’m the third quarter of my junior year of high school (and that I …

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