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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!

Cranberry and Beef Strudel

Don’t forget later this week to use your Thanksgiving leftovers to make Black Friday Bread!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Is this the first time I’ve worked with phyllo dough? I think so. Do I still have 2/3 of a box in the freezer … Continue reading

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Bran Bread

I was recently given some spelt bran, a mystery ingredient as far as I’m concerned. It wound up making a bread with a very firm crust, and a nice fluffy inside. It’s a no-knead bread, so the hands-on time is … Continue reading

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Caramel Pretzel Cheesecake

If you’re a person that owns a heart-shaped springform, bust this out for Valentine’s and you’re good to go! For everyone else…why wait, eat this now! When you get to the ingredient list it’s going to be very clear that … Continue reading

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BBQ Chicken Bread Pudding

I’ve always been skeptical about bread pudding, texture-wise, but using cornbread and loading it up with non-bread items makes it a filling dinner that I had no complaints with! I enjoyed this a lot, and could see messing around with … Continue reading

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Caramelized White Chocolate Ganache

Short recipe this morning, cuz I’m in a rush! This recipe requires caramelizing the best quality white chocolate you can get. The cookbook I was using recommends this (quite expensive) chocolate, but the nicest that was convenient in my supermarket … Continue reading

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Winter Squash Croquettes

I brought home 1 buttercup squash from our garden at work this year, and it sat around for weeks while I eyeballed this recipe and waited for my new kitchen scale to arrive. In the end, though, I didn’t bother … Continue reading

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Stuffed Blue Hubbard Squash

A massive delicious squash with all sorts of good flavors! This would be a pretty amazing thing to serve at a Thanksgiving, but I guess I’m also up to the challenge of eating it all myself… You’ll want to give … Continue reading

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Birthday Bundt

I remain a yellow cake/chocolate frosting fan, and this cake is that, but in a way that works both for you and for your friend who believes that things can be “too sweet”. My cake came out of the pan … Continue reading

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Breakfast Crumble Pie

Apparently breakfast pies can be a thing? I suppose if danish can be for breakfast, no reason you couldn’t have a fruit and granola type pie! Serve with some plain yogurt and a bit of honey for breakfast, or a … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle

A one-pot gift that would probably be a good gift or party snack, but for now will certainly do just fine for crunching through alone in your isolation home! This brittle is, as the name implies, crisp and breakable once … Continue reading

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