Category: Cakes

Blum’s Coffee Crunch Cake

blums coffee crunch cake

The City Blum’s coffee cake is a San Francisco staple, or so I’ve learned. As a Northern California native, going up to ‘The City’ was a regular event for my family and I. Usually, almost every year we’d do a nice full day shopping around, eating around, and drinking around (when we got older of …

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Simple Creamy Cheesecake

Simple, creamy, delicious cheesecake got it’s start in the U.S. around 1929 from the legendary Turf restaurant. The restaurant was owned by Arnold Reuben Jr.  After winning the gold medal in the 1929 World’s Fair for the first and only cheesecake, the secret got out. Soon it became an American legend, almost as legendary as …

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Homemade Brown Sugar

I’ve been wondering lately what it might take to make my own brown sugar. Possible, impossible? I wasn’t sure yet. As a result of diligent research however, I realized the irony. Making your own brown sugar is in a way setting your sugar free. Essentially, your bringing the sugar “back home”, back to it’s golden-brown …

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