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Conversations with Dédé: The Golden Chiffon

Nov 11, 2014 | From the kitchen of Rose

The Renée Fleming Golden Chiffon


Dédé has written another engaging story about the cake from The Baking Bible which I dedicated to the glorious opera singer Renée Fleming. Click on this link for the story and also the recipe.

Renée Fleming just sent Woody and me each a disc of her latest release Christmas in New York along with a lovely note.



Woody Wolston
Woody Wolston in reply to comment from Emily
12/ 9/2014 09:43 PM

hI Emily,
We ask is this one of Rose's recipes?
Have you had success making this chiffon before and what may have changed?
Rose & Woody


I have a question. What is wrong with my chiffon cake? I saw a dense area of my chiffon cake about 1 inch below the surface. It was like ring layer that was not baked. It was not very thick at all. The other part of the cake was moist and tender and nice. Before I sliced a piece of cake, it looked very good. Then I discover that dense layer.

What did I do wrong?
I tested with a bamboo stick and it came out clean at the end of the baking. So, I was not sure what happened.



Dede has scored your favorite chiffon cake! I love, love, love this cake, can't wait to make it again. So excited to see the new book, five years entailed a lot of anticipation!


love it, you, her, the cake!

a tip on using a "spring form pan and not a loose bottom one."

i have only 1 spring form pan of the needed size, and i needed to make 2 cakes. so i grabbed my loose bottom pan and did the following: tape the disc outside the ring, scotch tape is heat proof to 400 oF. it is magic, when you cool inverted, the ring holds the disc since it is "outside"


Dédé has a funny, intimate writing style, à la The Pioneer Woman, although a tad more serious.



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