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Whoopie Pies

The whoopie pie from Zingerman’s Bakehouse, in Ann Arbor, Mich., sports a chocolate glaze on its dense chocolate cake and is filled with Swiss buttercream filling. Ingredients For the cakes ¼ pound (1 stick) butter, at room temperature 1 cup light brown sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda…

Red Velvet Cake

This is a cake to stop traffic. The layers are an improbable red that can vary from a fluorescent pink to a dark ruddy mahogany. The color, often enhanced by buckets of food coloring, becomes even more eye-catching set against clouds of snowy icing, like a slash of glossy lipstick framed by platinum blond curls….

Savory Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Scones With Rosemary and Thyme

These rich, herbal scones are savory like American biscuits, with the added nutty, wholesome dimension of the whole-wheat flour. They’re great with cheese and with salads, soups and stews. Ingredients 150 grams (approximately 1 1/4 cups) whole-wheat flour 100 grams (approximately 3/4 cup) unbleached all-purpose flour 10 grams (2 teaspoons) baking powder 5 grams (1/2…

Buckwheat Blini

Blini go well with savory toppings liked smoked fish, and of course with caviar. A simple, elegant accompaniment would be smoked salmon (about 1/2 pound for one batch of blini), drained yogurt or reduced-fat sour cream, and salmon roe. Ingredients 1 teaspoon active dry yeast ½ teaspoon sugar 2 tablespoons lukewarm water 1 cup plus…