Apple Cheesecake Bars

Apple Cheesecake Bars

I found this recipe years ago in a publication whose name I do not remember. I had torn the recipe out and zipped it into my briefcase and I said to myself: “I’ve gotta make this.” Finally, this past Thanksgiving, I kept my promise. Normally our Thanksgiving gatherings are fairly small affairs, but Thanksgiving 2015 was special because our entire family got together. This recipe makes a huge yield. The bars are rich, rich rich, and one bar will definitely satisfy, especially after a big meal and a sampling of a few pies. I followed the recipe as written but I omitted the caramel sauce because I felt that was overkill. Here it is. I measured the flour by spooning it into the measuring cups and leveling off.

Chocolate Doughnuts

Chocolate Doughnuts

These are very chocolaty doughnuts, and the recipe comes from my book, Baking in America. I received an email from two avid bakers who had baked several yeast breads from the book with great success and then moved on to this recipe.  They said that…

Food Processor Chocolate Cake

Food Processor Chocolate Cake

Most food processor owners don’t know how versatile their machines really are.  Making cakes is something the food processor does extremely well and extremely fast.  In the 1980s, Abby Mandel developed a technique by thinking out of the box.  And an entirely new method of …

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

These crowd-pleasing cupcakes are as delicious as they look. The startling contrast between the crimson-colored cake and the white frosting just draws people in. The advantage of a cupcake over a slice of cake is that there’s more frosting to cake ratio.  Maybe that’s why…