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janeofmanytrade  walnut-sage andama bread

On her FOOD52 profile page, janeofmanytrade says that she dreams of the day when she can hang up her apron and “enjoy the cake rather than just test the recipe.”

Well, we’re happy she’s still testing.

Janeofmanytrade has been a professional pastry chef for over 25 years, has written two cookbooks, and blogs on her website, easier than pie. In other words: you can trust her recipes. Go on. Stride into your kitchen, and know that something called andama bread – even if you’ve never heard of it – will be worth your while. Whip out your muffin tin and chuckle – because you’re about to make something called a cheesecake muffin, and your intuition tells you that it’s going to be really, really good (and it’s right). 

Janeofmanytrade’s experience is evident in her flavor-weaving; she has the guts to try out combinations others would shy from, but just enough restraint to let her ingredients shine. Gingerbread Beer Bundt Cake with Chocolate Glaze? Yes. Trust her. Same with her Maple Syrup-Smoked Pecan Tart, those Lemon-Lime Cheesecake Muffins, and her hearty, nut-studded Walnut-Sage Andama Bread (pictured above). As long as janeofmanytrade is still testing those recipes – and eating them too, we hope – you have a trusted companion in the kitchen.  

Read our profile Q&A with janeofmanytrade below, and check out her blog here

What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
i generally steer clear of things i cannot completely identify by sight

What do you cook when home alone?
tends to be vegan

Your most treasured kitchen possession:
my herb garden

The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
8 can fit at our table, but we do have a couch


Tags: Dessert, Bake, Profiles