Maida Heatter and the Half-Blood Prince

Maida Heatter and the Half-Blood Prince

Failure in a Maida Heatter recipe? Highly unusual. So I wrote Maida, telling her my woes, and she wrote back very sympathetically but said she couldn’t help me at all because she has never lived at high altitude. Missoula, Montana, where I live, is 3,400 feet above sea level.

Treasure State Tropical Bundt® Cake

Treasure State Tropical Bundt® Cake

I am wild about this cake, a buttery, eggy, not-too-sweet pound cake loaded with citrus flavor. Montana is known as the Treasure State, and western Montana, where we live and where the climate is strongly influenced by Pacific coastal weather systems, tends to have milder…

Mildred Knopf’s Orange Puff Cake

Mildred Knopf’s Orange Puff Cake

Then I thought, Why on earth wouldn’t a mixer work? It does a great job with angel food cake and sponge cakes, why not this cake?  Why did it not work for me the time I tried it?