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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!

Italian Olive Bread

1,000 (7) years ago, I made a Kalamata Olive Bread. This is a remarkably different olive bread! It’s super soft, and light, and uses both black and green olives. Normally I don’t like the green ones, but once they’re cooked … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Marshmallow Cookies

Even the name/description of these cookies is a mouthful, but all the various parts come together into something really magical! The cream cheese frosting is delicious, and the marshmallows sort of disappear into it with just a bit more vanilla … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Punch

In the 7 1/2 years I’ve done this blog, I’d apparently only shared one drink. Let’s bring it up to 2! I was recently contacted by Moscow Muled, a company that makes copper mugs. They’re hoping that people can realize … Continue reading

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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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