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Abigail Johnson Dodge

Abby Dodge is a widely respected baker as well as a popular food writer and instructor. She studied in Paris at La Varenne and is the author of eight cookbooks, including Desserts 4 Today and The Weekend Baker. Her recipes and articles have appeared in dozens of cookbooks, publications, blogs, and websites. A contributing editor to Fine Cooking magazine, Dodge’s recipes have also graced the covers of Bon Appétit magazine. She’s a regular guest on TV and radio and teaches cooking around the country. Dodge lives in Connecticut.

  • Recipe

    Spiced Carrot Chiffon Cake with Honey-Cream Cheese Icing

    This is not your typical carrot cake. It’s light and delicate, thanks in part to applesauce in the batter. Finely grating one carrot helps distribute its flavor, while coarsely grating…

  • Recipe

    Lemon-Buttermilk Chiffon Cake with Double-Raspberry Sauce

    Buttermilk makes a classic chiffon flavoring extra-tangy, while cornmeal enhances the cake’s beautiful yellow color and adds a bit of texture (but not grit).

  • Recipe

    Flaky Butter Pie Crust

    The perfect base fo rpumpkin pie or any single-crust pie, this all-butter crust is flaky and tender, yet easy to work with. After blind-baking it as instructed below, simply add…

  • Recipe

    Classic Pumpkin Pie

    This pie has it all—a flaky, buttery crust and a creamy, spiced pumpkin filling. You can make the crust and even bake the pie before the big day, so there’s…

  • How-To

    How to Make Classic Pumpkin Pie

    An intro course to a classic holiday pie

  • Recipe

    Chocolate, Coconut, and Almond Bread

    Inspired by a favorite coconut candy bar, the Almond Joy, this desserty quick bread is a joy to bake and eat.

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    Double Banana-Walnut Bread

    Nutmeg adds warmth and depth to this perfect-for-breakfast bread which features fresh diced bananas and overripe (read: sweet) mashed bananas. A dusting of confectioners’ sugar finishes the bread beautifully.

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    Lemon, Lavender, and Poppy Seed Loaf

    Dried lavender adds a floral note to this sweet, fragrant bread that begs to be enjoyed with a cup of warm tea.

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    Cherry, Almond, and Chocolate Quick Bread

    This bread is more dessert than breakfast, full of sweet chocolate chips and dried cherries, and topped with a sugared-almond topping. It makes a fantastic gift for holiday giving.

  • Recipe

    Carrot-Spice Bread

    If you like carrot cake you'll love this sweet, tender quickbread, which is loaded with grated carrots, dried currants, and warm spices like cinnamon and cardamom.