Maple Pecan Chiffon Cake with Brown Butter Icing, #CakeSliceBakers

Do maple syrup, pecans and butter bring forth any fond memories for you? My mind flies to Sunday mornings and stacks of pancakes. Maple syrup, toasted pecans and butter murmur comfort and sunny chitter-chatter around the breakfast table. ..The nostalgic ingredients are also the stars of this month’s Cake Slice Baker’s group challenge…

British Bento, #SundaySupper

I was over the moon when I visited London for the first time in my 20s. (At this writing I’ve made the jump over the pond, six times.) Buckingham Palace, the changing of the guard, daily matinees at the theatres in the West End – I was in heaven! And, oh, my first bites of scones sent me into a happy dance. I’m sharing the joy via my British Bento (lunch box) starring scones…

S'More Ice Cream

Toss a few Golden Grahams cereal bits together with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips and you've got S'More Ice Cream fun! The how-to is adapted from recipes in the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook by Christina Tosi.

There is a little prep work involved such as making Graham Cracker Cereal. However, the effort is worth every bite of smooth, S'More goodness.

Momotaro Peach Boy Cake, #BundtaMonth

Sword in hand, a little boy sprang from a peach, bringing much joy to a barren grandma and her husband. They named him Momotaro. (Momo is Japanese for peach and Taro is a common boy’s name.) A sort of Robin Hood, this legendary folk hero stole back the gold from the devil’s lair. Justice and rewards for good behavior are strong themes in this story. But, it’s also about smarts and the power of yummy treats.

Historical Goodness: Boston Cream Pie Bundt-lets

Charles Dickens (English author of classics such as Great Expectations) and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (the American poet who penned Paul Revere’s Ride) were just a few of the celebrities who strolled into the Omni Parker Hotel in Boston the 1850s. Probably to savor the hotel’s famed Boston Cream Pie. Maybe they connected with their muses whilst biting into a deep chocolate coating a yellow cake filled with pastry cream… The luxurious dessert was also the pick of the Cake Slice Baker’s group.

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