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dolester miles coconut pecan cakeSweet Treat 

Pastry Chef Dolester Miles shares recipes, tips, and techniques. 

By Jan Walsh 

Pastry Chef Dolester Miles has been one busy lady since she was named, Outstanding Pastry Chef, 2018 by James Beard Foundation Awards. But she took time to share her pastry kitchen with me today, making strawberry crostata. And we have as my special guests, Kate Hartman and Rima Hartman, who were the winners of this “Behind The Scenes” experience auction lot from the Birmingham chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier’s annual fund raiser, Southern Soirée. 

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Bottega Cafe and Chez Fonfon's Coconut Pecan Cake Recipe


Make this famous cake for the holidays. 

By Jan Walsh 

It happens every year. People want Bottega Cafe and Chez Fonfon's famous coconut and pecan cake for their holiday dessert. And if you order early, it can happen. But many procrastinators wait until the last minute and some even ask me if I can get one for them. How about this instead? Try baking it at home. Thank you, Frank Stitt for sharing the recipe with us at Birmingham Restaurants.