Category Archives: Bubie Ruthie’s Recipes

almond crisp - rack & parch

Seriously Simple, Virtually Foolproof, Almond Cookies

This is one of those ingenious recipes: loved for its few ingredients and lack of complexity. And huge flavor. It's quick to prepare, hard to mess up ...
coffee cake - spine

For the Love of Baking

Lillian Kaplun. This is the woman who’s name is on the cover of the first cook book belonging to me. And the second cook book and the third … but I only ever used the first. I felt a personal kinship to her: as a young wife my mother, who was always a really good cook and a great baker, took baking lessons from Lillian Kaplun. Many years before that, Ms. Kaplun lived in a small Northern Ontario town, where my maternal grandmother lived as a young bride — my grandmother always claimed that the recipe for Banana Cake with Chocolate Icing (a dessert staple in our house!), was actually her own! Oh, how intertwined!!

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