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whole foods berry chantilly cake ingredients/recipe?

Thank you so much for this. I actually made it in May 2011 for a birthday, and then this year when that birthday came around again, the request was made for the cake, so I made another one. The recipe is reliable and was again a huge hit. The mascarpone & cream cheese addition to the whipped cream frosting is really key. You could easily make it a day ahead and refrigerate - it would hold up great. I omitted the raspberry puree, and the cake and topping are phenomenal, with the berries, of course. This goes to the top of my favorite cake list. Many thanks!

May 29, 2012
Melinhead in Home Cooking

Masa cornbread

Alright, my cornbread's not even cool yet, but so far it looks like this is a good starting point for a recipe. It's not sweet enough for me - I'd use closer to 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, I think. I did bake it for closer to 25 minutes until the top was golden. I also used a standard 9" cake pan. But the texture seems good, and I'm pleased with being able to use masa. Thanks, @the_MU!

Jun 01, 2011
Melinhead in Recipes

Okra Advice Needed

I had a great preparation at a Japanese friend's house. This is summer fare, but wash raw okra and slice into 1/2" sections. Toss with cubed firm tofu, chopped green onions, soy sauce and a splash of sesame oil. You could add sesame seeds too, and chilis as either sriracha sauce or even dry crushed red pepper. Fast easy, delicious. The green onion makes it. You could lightly blanch the okra, if you prefer.

Apr 08, 2011
Melinhead in Home Cooking