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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!

Rye Raisin Bread

A flavorful bread, the raisins are sweet but the molasses in the dough just adds flavor, not additional sweetness. It was nice! Ingredients: Sponge: 2 cups rye flour 1 package dry yeast 1 1/2 cups hot water (120-130 degrees) Dough: … Continue reading

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Berry Spelt Scones

So, this is going to be an unusual start, but I want to first recommend a different scone recipe. I made 8 batches of this cheddar and chive scone recipe at work, and didn’t get any pictures, but they are … Continue reading

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Olive Oil Cake

This is not the first olive oil baked good on this blog, but it is probably the one where the flavor comes through most strongly. Luckily it meshes well with the rosemary and chocolate it’s paired with, and the spelt … Continue reading

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Rye Crumble Bars

There’s a metropark near me with a historic, water-powered mill. Eventually once my work is growing crops, they’ll be able to mill them for us (VERY COOL), but in the meantime, they’re already doin’ their thing with grains from elsewhere. … Continue reading

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Caramel Apple Bread

This recipe took a bit of changing, but it was SO WORTH IT. It’s magically delicious inside, and wonderfully crunchy outside. Very glad I gave this one another try! Ingredients:   1 1/2 cups apple, chopped small 1 teaspoon ground … Continue reading

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And the (kitchen?) crowd goes mild…

Y’ever have things just fail to go right? For ages? Well, here’s what’s been going on/going wrong in my kitchen the last few weeks, and why I’ve got nothing much to share until next week. If you’ve ever noticed, any … Continue reading

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Yak Gochujang (Stir-Fried Gochujang)

You may have noticed over the months/years, but I super love gochujang. Mary Kate sent me this recipe a while ago, for just that reason! This makes a sauce that is ~50% gochujang, which means it’s borderline hotter than I … Continue reading

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