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Brown Sugar Bundt Cake

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Here’s the cake I brought to the last Los Angeles Cake Club – a Brown Sugar Bundt Cake.  I made Bake or Break’s recipe, and it turned out lovely – not too sweet.  The only ingredient substitution I used was Almond Milk.

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Learned a little trick from Ina Garten – if you tuck a few sheets of parchment paper under the cake, you can pull them out after the cake’s been glazed…

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…though that still doesn’t solve the “bundt hole pooling” problem I always seem to have.  If anyone has suggestions/tips/tricks, I’d love them.  I’m hoping it doesn’t involve glazing it on a wire rack, because I don’t want to have to clean a wire rack.

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P.S. I’m also curious as to who else is as obsessed with Ina’s husband Jeffrey as I am.

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The Greyhound

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Return to Highland Park! I’m rarely in that ‘hood but found myself back after Sunday’s brunch

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The Greyhound is a bar that opened earlier this year.  I was invited to check them out.

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Arrived at noon on a Monday, so no alcohol for me.  Well, never alcohol for me

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…but I did find a willing partner!

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Although they have plenty of beers/wine, their cocktail menu is quite extensive.  Jenny was brought one that was “dry and citrus, but spirit forward.”  This was “La Grande Roja” – Tequila Cabez, Maestro Dobel Tequila, Aperol, Vanilla Bean Syrup, Lime, and Atomized Citrus Oil.

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Now on to the part I’m interested in…

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…BACON! Or, Single Malt Scotch-Cured, House-Smoked Pork Belly.

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The owners have roots in Father’s Office so of course they have a great burger…

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…this one IS actually customizable, and only $8 with a beer during Happy Hour.

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Vegetarians, there’s a burger on the menu for you too – I didn’t try it, but I can vouch for this perfect cornbread, a recipe from owner Mateo’s dad.

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Particularly giddy about their dessert menu – featuring goodies by Quenelle.

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Palm Sugar Blondie (above) and Red Velvet Cake…

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…everything you want in a neighborhood bar, as far as I’m concerned.

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Even though Highland Park isn’t exactly around the corner from me (and I don’t drink), I’ll definitely be back.  I love the casual vibe, the food is solid, and Jenny’s a regular!

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