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  • Cranberry Snacking Cake

    Jenny Bakes
    30 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I always end up with leftover fresh cranberries after Thanksgiving.  I buy more than I need for fear that they will sell out like they did a few years ago in this area, so then I have extra in the fridge that usually shrivel up into craisins in the back of the produce drawer.  I could freeze them but never remember in time.This recipe is based on a recipe I found for cranberry torte in Wintersweet by Tammy Donroe Inman, still my favorite cookbook focusing on winter ingredients in baked goods. I made a few tweaks and it is my version of the recipe you will see below.Cranberry…
  • Daddy Wu’s Chicken Recipe

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    Bobby
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:49 am
    Daddy Wu’s Chicken is an Asian flavored dish which consists of fried chicken tossed with a sweet sauce. This dish is very similar to sweet and sour chicken. The chicken is first marinated and then breaded and deep fried until golden brown and crispy, and then it is tossed with a sauce. The sauce gets a good amount of its flavor from ingredients such as ketchup, sugar, and lemon juice. The lemon juice and lemon zest help to give the sauce an amazing flavor. The marinade really helps to add a good amount of flavor to this dish by using ingredients like sesame oil, soy sauce and oyster sauce.
  • BADEN APPLE CAKE

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    Admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:41 pm
    BADEN APPLE CAKE SERVES 12  $$ Combination MW Preparation and cooking time: 1 hour kcal per protion: 470 P=7g, F=31g, C=41g INGREDIENTS 500g/11b 2oz well flavored apples (e.g Bramleys) juice of lemon 200g/7oz butter or margarine 200g/7oz sugar 5 eggs, separated Grate The peeled apples coarsely and pour lemon juice over them. 200g/7oz plain flour 2 tsps baking powder 50g/2oz chopped walnuts 50g/2oz grated chocolate fat or oil for the mould TOPPING 250ml/ 9fl oz cream 50g/2oz flaked chocalate 1 small, rosy apple METHOD 1. Peel the apples, grate coarsely and sprinkle at once with lemon juice.
  • Parisian Ring With Raspberry Cream Cheese

    Bakingtuts
    Admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:20 am
    Parisian Ring With Raspberry Cream Cheese SERVES 12 To produce an accurate ring shape, a border can be drawn on greaseproof paper. Pipe the dough from a piping bag between the drawn lines. Preparation and cooking time: 1 hour 5 minutes Kcal per potion: 175 P = 4g, F = 9g, C = 19g. Ingredients for dough 220ml/ 7 fl oz water Pinch of salt 1/2 tsp grated orange rind 50g/2 oz butter 145g/5oz plain flour 2 eggs Knob of butter for the tin Ingredients for Filling 100ml/4 fl oz cream cheese 60g/2oz sugar When the ring is cool slice it in half horizontally. 300g/10oz raspberries (fresh or deep frozen)…
  • Paddock Sour Cream Coffee Cake

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    thefamilyfeed
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    I love family recipes, mainly because someone in the family emails them to us and I can copy and paste them into a post.  As an added bonus, Angie did […]
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    Frolic Hawaii» Baker’s Hours

  • Course Correction 4: The next step

    Ed Morita
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    I never imagined a year ago that I would be where I am. I clearly can recall opening Highway Inn Kaka‘ako, but now it’s time for me to leave Highway Inn to pursue new endeavors, so I’m in the process of opening another restaurant. When I embarked on my journey back to the kitchen, I developed what I call my “Ohshet Program.” Essentially, whenever I experienced something that made me uncomfortable enough to say, “Ohshet,” I would run away from it. Because of this flight program, I’ve passed on many great opportunities. Recently, I’ve learned to…
  • Our Top 5: Pumpkin desserts

    Ed Morita
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    Despite being unofficially referred to as, “Turkey Day,” one thing that’s just as integral to Thanksgiving dinner is the ubiquitous pumpkin pie. About a month ago, someone asked me for recommendations on where to get the best pumpkin pie, but I honestly didn’t have an answer, since I usually bake my own. This prompted my search for the best pumpkin desserts in town, and here is my Top 5 list. Want more of Our Top 5 Here’s our full roundup of Our Top 5 picks
  • Glenfiddich 50 Year Old comes to Hawaii

    Ed Morita
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    In an exclusive private uncorking event this week, Vintage Cave introduced the newest addition to its prestigious list of offerings — gourmet food, fine wine and now one of the most expensive bottles of whisky in the world. Retailing at $30,000 a bottle, the Glenfiddich 50 Year Old is considered the crown jewel of the William Grant & Son’s catalog of spirits. The bottle now at Vintage Cave is one of only six allotted for the United States, and is the first bottle ever to be sold in Hawaii. It is part of the fourth release (the first being in 2009) of second vatting of Glenfiddich…
  • The legacy of Master Chef Peter Timmins

    Ed Morita
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    It is said that the measure of a leader is how many leaders they create. A prime example of this is in the life of Master Chef Peter Timmins. Based on the number of leaders Timmins created during his 40-year career, a giant of the industry has passed from this world. Last week, word of Timmins’ death sent reverberations through the industry, particularly among chefs who worked under him at The Greenbrier Resort & Spa in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. During his tenure there, Timmins oversaw one of the most prestigious culinary apprenticeship programs in the United States.
  • Course Correction 3: Making waves

    Ed Morita
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    This is Part 3 of a series about how I found my way back into the kitchen after a near career-ending injury. Here’s Part 1 and Part 2. While having lunch at the Highway Inn bar with chef Mike Kealoha, he receives a text. “You’re nominated for a Hale Aina award,” he says. I look up from my bowl of beef stew with a raised brow, and he clarified that Highway Inn was nominated for Best Hawaiian Food, which was no surprise, and Best Desserts. I checked the Hale Aina site on my phone and sure enough, Highway Inn was listed under the Best Desserts category with JJ’s…
 
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    Flourish - King Arthur Flour

  • Our Bakery’s newest addition

    PJ Hamel
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    It’s a… grain mill! King Arthur Flour would like to proudly announce the arrival of our brand new Original Osttiroler Getreidemühlen. Born in Dölsach, Austria, this newest member of our Bakery’s family was delivered at the beginning of December. And shortly thereafter, it was christened in a brief but lovely ceremony, amidst the cacophony of baking: rolling carts rattling across the floor, the bread loader slamming back after depositing its dozens of baguettes into the oven, cheerful bakers jibing one another about shaping techniques and the exact location of buttercream…
  • Deck the Halls

    Natasha Wood
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Snow is falling outside, Christmas tree lights are twinkling… and everyone seems to be baking and decorating cookies. That’s the thing about the holidays – they’re all about baking and sharing. The oven keeps the house warm on these cold nights, and all those baked treats – not just cookies, but traditional breads and other holiday family favorites – are perfect gifts for friends and loved ones. ‘Tis the season – and holiday cheer is starting to show up everywhere here at our campus in Norwich, Vermont. At our Baker’s Store, the holiday season is a great…
  • Chocolate Bark

    PJ Hamel
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Believe it or not, Christmas is now just 1 week away. Panicking about not having your homemade gifts finished yet? Then you don’t have time to read any lengthy paeans to The World’s Fastest, Easiest, Most Welcome Gift of All – Candy. Specifically, chocolate bark, which consists of nothing more than melted chocolate stirred together (or topped) with the tasty complementary ingredient of your choice. Nuts. Dried fruit. Crushed cookies or pretzels. Or candy: think Reese’s mini cups, M&Ms, or Heath Bar Crunch. Making homemade holiday food gifts doesn’t have to be a…
  • The Best Nut Brittle You’ll Ever Make

    Julia Reed
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Let’s talk about candy. Specifically, nut brittle. In my house, homemade candy is considered both a luxury and an enormous pain in the butt. For this reason, I tend to stick with baked goods around the holidays, leaving candy making to my more adventurous friends… with one exception. I’m apprehensive to share this recipe, knowing full well that once I do, the jig is up, and my best holiday candy trick is out of the bag. But this is hands down the best nut brittle recipe you’ll ever find, and it seems wrong to keep it a secret any longer. Before we go any further,…
  • Gluten-Free Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies

    Alyssa Rimmer
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Cookies during the holidays… is there anything more perfect? Baking has always been a stress reliever for me. When I’m feeling overwhelmed with life, there’s nothing that calms me down more, or brings positive vibes back into my day, than whipping up a delicious gluten-free treat. Whether it’s mixing up some gluten-free muffins, or watching a loaf of gluten-free bread rise, or throwing together a quick batch of cookies, anytime I bake I’m in my happy place. It’s that welcomed moment in time where I can just let go. Truthfully, there’s probably no better time of year to…
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    The Fresh Loaf

  • Thawing Sourdough Bread

    mauiman
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Thawing Sourdough BreadSubmitted by mauiman on December 20, 2014 - 6:01pm.What is the best way to thaw a loaf of sourdough?  As an example, with the foil and plastic freezer bag or without?  Also, what is the best way to "re-crisp" the crust after the bread has come to room temperature?
  • A Bread Trilogy

    alfanso
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:42 pm
    A Bread TrilogySubmitted by alfanso on December 20, 2014 - 3:42pm.In an attempt at being anti-curmudgeonly, we hosted a get-together for neighbors last night.  I had the bright idea of consuming (too) many hours by baking three different breads on Friday.  Unfortunately, I thought about taking photos of the layout just as our first guests knocked, and mere seconds after the food had finished being laid out.  Therefore no more than a single photo was snapped of the groaning table. Closest in the photo are the Pain a l’Ancienne baguettes.  At 80% hydration and unstructured, they are…
  • Wood Oven In Peru

    wutan
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Wood Oven In PeruSubmitted by wutan on December 20, 2014 - 2:09pm.Rowed the Rio Maranon in June and found several wood fired ovens. Fuel was usually Eucalyptus or a tree similar to the Mesquite found in the Desert South West. This was my favorite and was located in a small village just north of the Bagua Valley which just happened to be one of the largest Coca producing regions in Peru.....The oven supplied several types of bread/rolls to the entire village. The bread was awesome, we loaded up and made sandwichs and French Toast for several days... 
  • All Purpose Dough

    NillaFish
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:15 pm
    All Purpose DoughSubmitted by NillaFish on December 20, 2014 - 1:15pm.I have a great recipe for an all purpose dough. I've made it into buns, crescent rolls, and into submarine rolls. If you want the recipe it's here:https://chubbychipmunkcheeks.wordpress.com/ 
  • Adjusting from using dutch oven to corningware

    Arjon
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Adjusting from using dutch oven to corningwareSubmitted by Arjon on December 20, 2014 - 12:32pm.I've been doing my baking in a dutch oven approx 9.5 inches in diameter using doughs with about 450-500 grams of flour. I'd like to try smaller loaves and searching revealed that some people use corningware, which I've had for many years, both the square cornflower and the round french white types. I'm wondering what if anything I should change in order to bake in these. I see that  I shouldn't preheat the dishes before plopping in the room temp dough. What about oven temp? I googled "corningware…
 
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  • confession: my epic holiday fail

    katy
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:41 am
    So, last year, I faced the ultimate culinary challenge: a holiday meal for a dozen people.  And you’d think that would be a huge success, right?  People do this all over the world, and it goes off without a hitch, so this Saveur-endorsed expert will have no trouble, right?  The girl who’s piped eclairs and rendered duck fat and baked cakes from scratch? Sure, you would think so. And you would be wrong. Don’t those potatoes look so great?  Sure, they do.  They look terrific. But my guests, the ones who were supposed to be eating them for Christmas…
  • New Mom Skincare Routine!

    katy
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:05 am
    As you guys know, getting enough sleep is tough when you’re a new mom.  So this week, I’m sharing an easy routine that will help you hit the sheets makeup free and wake up to glowing skin. Skincare is sometimes overlooked in the bigger word of beauty but it’s the foundation of every good look. For great makeup results, you need to start with radiant, healthy skin, which can be hard when you’re a busy new mom. Click below to watch the video I made with Simple Skincare to show my New Mom Skincare Routine!
  • Clear Skin After Hot Yoga

    katy
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:03 am
    Hot yoga is a great workout that can help you work up a sweat but unfortunately, sensitive skin can suffer when you’re putting in time in the studio. Hot yoga (also known as Bikram Yoga) is performed in a studio that is heated to approximately 105 degrees Fahrenheit, which helps to raise your heart rate and tire your muscles as you move through the yoga poses. Between the heat and humidity, it’s a pretty vigorous workout.  I like to keep Simple Skincare Radiance Cleansing Wipes in my yoga bag, so I can wipe my face and hands as soon as the workout is over. After you cleanse, make…
  • introducing the silky hair dare!

    katy
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:53 am
    I’m so excited to share this video I made of my experience with the new Dove Pure Care Dry Oil line!  I’m always on the lookout for great beauty bargains, and these products are so nourishing for your hair and incredibly budget-friendly.  The whole line is available at Walmart, and offers a ton of bang for your beauty buck. And Dove is so certain that you’ll love these products that they’re letting you try them risk-free with the Silky Hair Dare!  If you don’t love this line after one wash, they’ll give you your money back on…
  • the most gorgeous holiday tablescape

    katy
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:29 am
    As you guys know, I love to entertain.  Give me a free weekend with nothing on our agenda and I’ll figure out some excuse to have people over — sometimes with an hour or two of notice, sometimes with a month.  When I have the time, energy, and resources, there’s nothing I like more. And I’ve learned something really important from many years of obsessive hostessing: your guests want to see you.  They’re not showing up to evaluate your home cooking or crafting as compared to Pinterest.  They want to hang out; they want to catch up.  They…
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    Jenny Bakes

  • Yule Log or Buche de Noel - Gluten Free

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:03 am
    Yule, Winter Solstice, or however else you'd like to refer to it, arrives on December 21.  You still have a day to consider making this very traditional yule log cake! I have made a version very similar to this one before, using Nick Malgieri's recipe start to finish (except the marzipan). I still prefer his cake but it has flour, and this year I was going to a party where two people eat gluten-free.  Most of us have friends and family where this is an issue, so I dug through recipes online to find a combination that would work for even our gluten-free friends.  If you're just…
  • Gingerbread Blondies

    12 Dec 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Of the holiday treats I gave out this year, I definitely think these gingerbread blondies were the best. Soft, full of flavor, and a nice contrast to some of the other more typical cookies.Gingerbread Blondiesadaptation of a recipe by Martha Stewart, because all the reviews claimed her recipe was too greasy Ingredients Vegetable-oil cooking spray 2 3/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 1/4 cups…
  • Cranberry Snacking Cake

    30 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I always end up with leftover fresh cranberries after Thanksgiving.  I buy more than I need for fear that they will sell out like they did a few years ago in this area, so then I have extra in the fridge that usually shrivel up into craisins in the back of the produce drawer.  I could freeze them but never remember in time.This recipe is based on a recipe I found for cranberry torte in Wintersweet by Tammy Donroe Inman, still my favorite cookbook focusing on winter ingredients in baked goods. I made a few tweaks and it is my version of the recipe you will see below.Cranberry…
  • Paleo Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Pecan Muffins

    28 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    I have a cranberry nut bread that is a Thanksgiving staple in my family.  I made a loaf yesterday, to give to the family who invited us over for the holiday meal!  This morning I was craving this bread but didn't want to make something just for me.  Poking around, I came across a paleo cranberry orange muffin recipe that I tweaked slightly for our breakfast.  These were great muffins!Paleo Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Pecan MuffinsYield: 8-9 muffinsIngredients:2 cups almond flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt zest of 1 orange (optional)3 eggs 1/4 cup coconut…
  • Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

    24 Nov 2014 | 6:31 am
    We were invited over to a friend's home for Thanksgiving, and in our discussion about food, she mentioned her mother usually makes the rolls, but she will not be there."I can bring rolls!" I said.Later, when I got home and started thinking about everything I said I'd bring, I realized I have never in my life made rolls.  It is possible I have made everything but rolls.  I did a little research and picked two recipes out - pumpkin dinner rolls shaped like pumpkins and Alex Guarnaschelli's Parker House rolls.  I got enough butter and flour to make both recipes on Saturday, but…
 
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    Real Baking with Rose Levy Beranbaum

  • Baking Bible Out Bakes: The Pomegranate Winter Chiffon Meringue Pie

    21 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    In The Baking Bible, this pie is shown in a stunning meringue shell. This out bake illustrates the lemon cookie crust variation and two different ways of decorating the pie.
  • Dry Milk--an Undervalued Ingredient

    20 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    This is an invaluable bit of kitchen wisdom imparted to me by the late Carl Sontheimer of the original Cuisinart food processor. He once told me that adding powdered milk to mixtures such as marzipan results in a more velvety smoothness. I've since noticed the presence of dry milk on the labels of many ingredients. And recently I tried adding it to yogurt to see if it would soften the intensity of the lactic acid. I was amazed how just a small amount of the dry milk powder made the yogurt creamier and deliciously mellow. One of the important uses of dry milk I value the most is its addition…
  • Emily Lucetti, Alice Medrich, and I at the JCC EVENT in SF

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Here at last is the You Tube link to the fun and memorable event. Enjoy!
  • Meet Us in St. Louis: Baking Bible Tour Part 2

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Working our way west, on our multi-city tour, the first major city was St. Louis. We were invited to give a lecture and book signing at their spectacular JCC Center, the largest in the United States. When we arrived at the St. Louis airport, we immediately recognized our escorts, as co-sponsors Dave and Michelle Morgenstern were holding up their copy of Rose's Christmas Cookies. Another co-sponsoring couple, Terry and Harvey Heiken, took us to an excellent dinner at the Napoli Italian restaurant. We thought we were going to have to wait for Denver to have the best lamb, but the lamb chops we…
  • A Great Holiday Gift for Your Pie Baker

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    I created "Rose's Perfect Pie Plate" to enable everyone to have beautiful borders for her or his pies effortlessly. All you need to do is press the dough into the deeply fluted edges which are shaped in a way to hold the design and prevent the pie crust from slipping down the sides of the pan. Not only does the quality of this ceramic produce even browning, it also is a nonstick surface, making it easy to remove the slices of pie. And it looks beautiful on the dining room table. This past weekend, Woody and I did a book signing at Fante's in Philadephia, one of my top favorite cookware shops…
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    Nosh With Me

  • LA Cookie Con Info (and Promo Code)

    Hilary
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:16 am
    Have you heard of LA Cookie Con? It’s like a dream come true–a day filled with sweets in LA! There will be samples, exhibitors, contests, celebrity chef/author appearances, pastry decorating classes and more. Plus, a portion of proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Save the date–January 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Pasadena […]
  • Gingerbread Men Cookies

    Hilary
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    I love Christmas cookies, especially gingerbread cookies. But being Jewish, I’ve never had to do one of those marathon baking sessions…until now. This year, I decided to bake and ship cookies as gifts, and gingerbread men were on the list. This recipe is wonderful–it’s easy, the dough rolled out well, and the taste and texture […]
  • Status Kuo–New Rotisserie Restaurant in Mar Vista

    Hilary
    7 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Earlier this week, I attended a tasting event at Status Kuo, a new rotisserie restaurant in Mar Vista by chef David Kuo, specializing in roasted meats, poultry, seafood, and vegetarian and vegan options as well. Check out their menu. We enjoyed three main dishes, as well as dessert, and everything was amazing! House-made hibiscus and […]
  • Sea Salt Caramel Stuffed Snickerdoodles

    Hilary
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Sea salt + Rolos + snickerdoodle cookies = deliciousness! And when you think about it, how can it possibly not be good? I have to admit, these cookies grew on me–when I tried them right after they cooled, I wasn’t a fan. But the next day, I was all over them! They are a bit […]
  • Snickerdoodle Bundt Cake

    Hilary
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:02 pm
    I’ve made this cake twice in the last week, it’s that good and tastes like a really soft snickerdoodle cookie. The outside has a slightly crunchy texture from the cinnamon and sugar, and the inside is super moist and crumbly. To make it even better, it doesn’t require much prep and is simple to make. […]
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    Baking And Books

  • How to plan an event including AV equipment rentals

    Joy Nalywalko
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:12 am
    Planning an event can take a lot of time. There are many factors that go into planning an event. If you are planning a race, for example, then you need to consider how to map the course, marking the course, all of the race logistics including determining the start and finish line. You also need to consider how many volunteers you need, what food you will provide to the race entries, how to find a timing crew, a cleanup crew and an emcee. You will even need to consider how the emcee for the race will broadcast race news throughout the event. Do you need to rent any PA equipment or any other AV…
  • There are many different offerings with floor cleanings

    Joy Nalywalko
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:51 am
    There are many different offerings with floor cleanings. There are numerous ways to clean your floors. In fact, using a trusted and respected professional service such as Saabye’s Superior ChemDry, you can rest assured that your floors will be sparkling clean. Professional floor cleaning services such as Saabye’s Superior ChemDry offer many different types of floor offerings. These offerings include tile cleaning, carpet cleaning and rug cleaning.  1. Carpet cleaning. There are countless reasons as to why you would need to get your carpets cleaned. If you have pets, then…
  • 3 Types of Blinds

    Emi
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:45 am
    Window blinds is a window covering that many people are very familiar with. We are of course familiar with others like shutters but it is this particular window treatment that we get to see often. This is because blinds can go well with almost any type of environment. It can be something as informal as a bathroom window or something grand like a high-end restaurant. You can put it on the classroom window, the library, or the principal’s office. One reason is that you can choose from different types of materials like plastic or wood, among many others. There are also different types to…
  • Roofing companies paint houses

    Kelly Bateson
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:11 am
    A roofing contractor painted your house five years ago, and now the paint is peeling. At the same time, you happen to know the perfect, non-peeling paint job on the house down the street was completed 15 years ago. Why the difference? Quality of paint is the difference. To qualify, quality paint properly applied to surfaces that are well prepped, lasts longer than less expensive paint. How does one find the best paint though when a trip to the paint store can be an overwhelming search for a needle in a haystack (as it often seems). First, you have to consider whether oil or water based paint…
  • Hunter Douglas Blinds are a great choice for your home

    Phelan
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:20 am
    If you are looking to install new window treatments in your home, you will quickly learn that there is a lot of variation in styles, prices, and quality.  you will also quickly realize that installing new blinds throughout your home can be an expensive undertaking, and to ensure that you will not need to put in new ones in a few years, you do not want to purchase a cheap product which will need to be replaced.  You will save money in the long run if you purchase quality blinds which will last you many years. Hunter Douglas is a manufacturer of blinds in the United States.  They offer many…
 
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    Baking Bites

  • Peppermint Brownie Whoopie Pies

    Nicole
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:26 pm
    The holiday season, when it comes to food, is all about specific flavors. Eating combinations of these flavors – orange and clove, vanilla and nutmeg, cranberry and pistachio, etc. – will make you think of the holidays no matter what form they turn up in. I also feel this way about the combination of peppermint and chocolate, since a peppermint-kissed hot chocolate is one of my favorite holiday treats! These Peppermint Brownie Whoopie Pies are just like that mug of hot chocolate, just in a much more portable form. The bite sized cookies pack a big burst of both rich chocolate and…
  • Wilton Cocoa Trimming Kit, reviewed

    Nicole
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    As much as I love coffee, I am always up for a cup of hot cocoa when it is cold outside – especially if I can dress that cocoa up with a shot or two of espresso and a couple of marshmallows! I often make homemade marshmallows during the holidays, as they’re both a good hot cocoa topper and a great gift, but I won’t say no to a regular marshmallow if one is available. The Wilton Cocoa Trimming Kit caught my eye as a great way to dress up a mug of hot chocolate for the holidays. The kit includes five adorable snowman-shaped marshmallows and five peppermint sticks. The…
  • Ginger Almond Biscotti

    Nicole
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Many people don’t try their hand at baking biscotti at home, but it is well worth the effort because biscotti are great cookies to have around and homemade ones are a huge improvement over storebought in just about all cases. These Ginger Almond Biscotti stat with my favorite basic biscotti dough, a dough that is easy to put all kinds of flavor variations on once you have a little bit of experience shaping and cutting the biscotti. It’ll only take two or three batches – as long as you have a nice, sharp knife handy – until your biscotti look uniform and picture perfect…
  • Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Bars

    Nicole
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:23 pm
    I use a lot of cranberry and orange throughout the holiday season, starting in November and going all the way into the new year. Part of the reason is that fresh cranberries are readily available this time of year, and while you can always rely on frozen, I feel a lot more motivated to use the fresh ones when they’re in my kitchen. The other reason is that oranges and cranberries are a fantastic combination no matter how you use them – and I’ll use them in all kinds of baked goods. My Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Bars are a particular favorite this time of year, combining…
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    Cupcake Project

  • Nuts in a Blanket

    Stef
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:50 pm
    I just learned that at 38 I’m middle-aged.  Someone had to tell me.  I guess I thought that middle age was 50 (we’re all going to live to at least 100, right?).  Inside, though, I must be 12 because I can’t help but giggle at a recipe titled nuts in a blanket. Nuts in a blanket is an adorable riff on pigs in a blanket.  They are ricotta cheese pastries filled with an orange walnut log.  They remind me very much of rugelach, but in a fun, different shape – and I’ve never had orange in a rugelach filling (now I want to!).  I love the idea of serving nuts in a…
  • Roasted Chestnut Cookies with Cocoa and Caramel

    Stef
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:51 pm
    As many of you know, I grew up in New York.  While St. Louis is now my home, I still spend lots of time in the Big Apple.  There are so many incredible bakeries there to explore.  On the same street as my dad’s store  in Forest Hills (Has anyone been to Instant Replay?), there is a French bakery that I could live in.  My brother’s neighborhood in Jackson Heights is sprinkled with irresistible Indian sweets shops.  I’ve yet to try some of the more famous New York City bakeries. Luckily, several of them have cookbooks.Read the full article here
  • Hot Milk and Honey for a Sore Throat Sniffles Day

    Stef
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:22 am
    With a son in preschool, cold weather means sniffles and fevers and persistent coughs that never seem to go away until the flowers bud in early spring.  This year has hit us hard.  We had to reschedule our Halloween party because I couldn’t get out of bed and here I am sick again two days before our annual holiday bash.  Please, please, let me get better soon enough to host my favorite party of the year! When I was kid and buried under a wad of tissues, my parents would serve me hot milk and honey.  It was soothing on my throat and a total comfort.Read the full article here
  • Peppernut Snowmen Cookies

    Stef
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:20 am
    Peppernut cookies, or Pfeffernusse in German, are traditionally tiny spice cookies (the size of a nut) and are loaded with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and nutmeg.  There’s molasses, too, for a deep flavor and a splash of brandy for brightness.  But, the ingredient that sets these little guys apart is pepper! I got the idea to turn my peppernut cookies into snowmen from a happy accident made by Heavenly Homemakers, who found that when she put three cookie dough balls near each other on the tray, they merged together into a snowman.  I put my dough balls close on purpose. Read the…
  • Mini Cherry Turnover Cookies

    Stef
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:43 pm
    I fully acknowledge that I have one of the best jobs in the world.  I stay home, bake desserts, and get paid for it.  I really have no right to complain one iota.  But, every job has its little frustrations.  A small one that I have is that I hardly ever get a chance to bake my favorite recipes more than once because I spend all of my baking time developing new recipes.  So, when I find a way to repurpose a recipe that I love in order to create a new/just-as-good recipe, I get really excited at the excuse to dust the flour off of an old friend. My mini cherry turnover cookies are just…
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  • Caramelized Pineapple

    David
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:53 am
    One fruit that’s always in season is pineapple, and the spiky beauties really help to brighten up winter, especially when you’ve had your fill of apples and pears. I like eating fresh pineapple after a meal because not only is it refreshing, but it has a pleasant acidity that tends to make me feel good about eating it. Although not local (we wish! because that would mean a tropical beach nearby…), pineapples are always available at the markets in Paris. You can get regular pineapples, sometimes called “Red Spanish” or “Cayenne” pineapples in the world…
  • Pistachio Aillade

    David
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    When I lived in San Francisco, we used to joke (lovingly) that whenever we went to Zuni Café, that there would be at least three things on the menu that you had to ask the server what they were. On the other hand, I think if you asked ten people in Paris what aillade is, ten out of ten wouldn’t know either. Unless they were from the Languedoc, where aillade is from. I had made plans to cook up a simple pot of beans when I noticed a few knobby jarrets de porc demi-sel, salted-cured pork knuckles, at the charcuterie stand at the market, so I picked up a trio to make pork and beans.
  • Cornbread with Harissa Butter

    David
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:40 am
    One of my friends who also has a food blog told me that she likes the posts where I cobble together ingredients in Paris to make something American. After spending countless hours roaming the city in search of this and that, it’s something that is actually fun for me to do, too. I like nothing better than prowling around and discovering ethnic épiceries (often around Belleville and the Marché d’Aligre), where I always come home with a variety of curiosities, in addition to what I was originally looking for. Some are still in the back of my cabinets, like still-sealed coconut…
  • Holiday Gift Guide for 2014

    David
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:10 am
    Hey — it’s December, and the holidays are once again upon us. While I used to reflect on all the cookbooks that crossed my desk, and kitchen counter, over the past year, I’ve lost track of what I’ve made from which book, and when. (One year I got wise, and started the list on January 1st, and continued adding to it as I went. And come December, it was all set to go.) Well, I’m not so organized anymore, a combination of not enough time, doing a number of other things, and bobbing up and down in the flow of life happening around me. So I decided to feature some…
  • Les Sources de Caudalie

    David
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:46 am
    I went to les Sources de Caudalie over a decade ago with the intention of bringing a group of guests there. While it was, indeed, a lovely place, it wasn’t really near anything, so folks wouldn’t be able to go out explore on their own unless they had a car. However, it is smack-dab in the middle of Bordeaux wine country, on the Château Smith Haut Lafitte estate, which is an 143 second walk from the hotel and spa. So maybe I didn’t make the right decision after all. I mean – a winery, a spa, and three very good restaurants? — why go anywhere else? Continue…
 
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    ChocolateMission

  • December 19th: Bourbon Mochi Chestnut and Chocolate

    James Edwards
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Kcal 360 Fat 10.8g Carbs 63.6g (per 92.0g pack)With Christmas just around the corner it's about time we started giving you guys an idea of all the different types of chocolatey snacks you could potentially gift this year. You can of course go with the tried and test - Cadburys, Nestle, Mars ... *yawn* .... alternatively you could go all out and try giving something totally different. If it's the latter you are interested in you might want to pay attention today because we are reviewing these rather zany Bourbon Mochi Chesnut and Chocolate.We got sent these by our pals @Jlist (See HERE). They…
  • December 17th: Hotel Chocolat Butterscotch Puddles

    James Edwards
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Panic panic panic! I need a last minute stocking filler/mini gift for ....How many of you are in this situation right now?? Well calm down! Don't panic folks! Get yourself a cuppa and take a look at the product we are gonna show you today! Over the last couple of months we've been showing you the greatest and best of the Christmas line up from Hotel Chocolat this year. One criticism we have directed at us is that we are yet to pick out the best smaler option from their range - well fear not folks - today we will put that wrong to right!Today we want to draw your attention to these Hotel…
  • December 15th: M&M's Peanut Butter

    James Edwards
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Kcal 210 Fat 13.0g Fat(sats) 7.0g Carbs 22.0g (per 1/2 pack)Having been sent a whole box full of lovely M&M's by our pals @AmericanSoda we couldn't help ourselves but once again pay homage to these simply outstanding M&M's Peanut Butter. We first reviewed these on the site nearly 7 ... yes 7 years ago now (See HERE). Back in the day we heralded these as one of our all time favourite American snack and little has changed since that time.Since our review way back then Mars have sent fit to release a 'sharing pack' variety which is basically a pack containing two servings (80.2g). The…
  • December 12th: Cadbury Mint Mini Rolls

    James Edwards
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Kcal 125 Fat 6.2g Fat(sats) 3.1g Carbs 15.1g (per mini roll)Shock horror there are actually people in the @ChocMission team who don't like mince pies! This shocking revelation came to the fore after one of the team went to the effort of making some fresh, homemade mince pies for one of our many @ChocMission HQ tea breaks. Once the rest of us had recovered from this shocking revelation we asked the question - 'if you don't eat mince pies what do you eat instead' - this year it appears the answer is these Cadbury Mint Mini Rolls.You should be able to find these Limited 'Festive Edition' Cadbury…
  • December 10th: Ritter Sport Coffee + Nuts

    James Edwards
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Kcal 599 Fat 42.0g Fat(sats) 23.0g Carbs 47.0g (per 100.0g)It simply wouldn't be Christmas time here @ChocMission towers without Ritter Sport supplying us with their latest Winter season varieties. The line up for Christmas 2014 features two flavours seen previously in the Burnt Almond and Vanilla Crescents flavours (See HERE), but also this all NEW Ritter Sport Coffee + Nuts flavour. Being lovers of nearly all chocolate coffee combinations, especially Ritter's chocolate coffee bars (See HERE), we couldn't wait to try this new flavour. Lucky for us Ritter sent across enough for the whole team…
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    CakeJournal.com

  • How To Make Olaf Cupcake Toppers

    Renée
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
      Do you want to build a snowman cupcake topper?  Let me show you how it’s done…… This is what I used: Work surface Corn starch Small rolling pin 2.5 inch circle cutter Large edible white pearls Fine tip black edible marker X-acto knife Small ball tool Fondant in blue, white, orange and black Wilton… [read more...] Author information Renée Reneé caught the cake decorating bug seven years ago when she made her son's first birthday cake. Since then, she's created hundreds of custom cakes and cupcakes. Her work has been featured on various baking and party blogs.
  • 18 Christmas Cupcakes & Cookies for Sparkling Holidays!

    Cake Bear
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:13 am
    Whether you’re in search of fresh recipes to add to your traditional spread of holiday fare — or you simply love to try your hand at clever and unique Christmas sweets — We at CakeJournal.com have gathered a delightful collection of recipes and tutorials for Christmas cakes, cupcakes, cookies and toppers featuring 18 of our… [read more...] The post 18 Christmas Cupcakes & Cookies for Sparkling Holidays! appeared first on CakeJournal.com.
  • How To Make Teddy Sled Cupcakes

    Farwa & Abeer
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:42 am
    I made these teddy sleds last year for Christmas and all the little kids loved them. But, I didn’t use them as cupcake toppers. I just packaged them individually. This year, I thought I would use them as cupcake toppers and I think they turned out pretty darn sweet. They are just so much fun… [read more...] Author information Farwa & Abeer We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz. TwitterFacebookGoogle+ The post How To Make Teddy Sled Cupcakes appeared first on…
  • How To Make An Apple Pops Cake

    Farwa & Abeer
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:37 am
    The cake that I am sharing with you today is perfect for Teacher appreciation days or even birthday parties for kids. It’s a simple frosted cake with some sprinkles and I decorated it with some apple marshmallow pop toppers. You can make green or yellow apples too but I thought the red ones looked the… [read more...] Author information Farwa & Abeer We are 2 of the biggest cake lovers you'll ever meet and obsessed with baking and cake decorating. We blog about all this and much more at Cakewhiz. TwitterFacebookGoogle+ The post How To Make An Apple Pops Cake appeared first on…
  • How to make an Eskimo girl cake topper

    Renée
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    This time of year is filled with the hustle and bustle of the holidays. People are preparing for all kinds of festive occasions, including winter birthday parties.  This Eskimo girl cake topper could be customized to resemble any winter birthday girl.  She would look fabulous on a little white cake!  This is what you need: Work… [read more...] Author information Renée Reneé caught the cake decorating bug seven years ago when she made her son's first birthday cake. Since then, she's created hundreds of custom cakes and cupcakes. Her work has been featured on various baking and…
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    Cupcakes Take The Cake

  • 2014 Cupcakes Take The Cake The Cake Gift Guide

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    Better late than never, here's our 2014 Cupcakes Take The Cake gift guide.  The gift guide includes cookbooks, baking tools and more. The OXO dusting wand is a quick and easy way to take decorating up a notch. Follow CupcakesTakeTheCake's board 2014 Cupcakes The Cake Holiday Gift Guide on Pinterest.<!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page -->
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Cupcake

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:22 am
    These cupcakes are easy to make with candy and pretzels. Check out Juli Jacklin's blog.
  • Cupcake and Hello Kitty Christmas Tree

    11 Dec 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Have you put your Christmas tree yet? Check out this cupcake and Hello Kitty decorated Christmas tree from Karen Kupcake for inspiration.
  • Happy Holidays From Smuckers

    10 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    I was pleasantly surprised to get a box of yummy goodies from Smuckers. Smuckers Strawberry preserves Jif Creamy peanut butter  Hungry Jack Cinnamon Spice pancake mix  Pillsbury Funfetti cupcake mix in Radiant Red Pillsbury Funfetti Holiday  Folgers Flavor in Vanilla  Folgers Flavors in Caramel  This box is like a Christmas holiday survival kit. Instead of Christmas cookies, I will be
  • Royalty, Cupcakes and Basketball

    9 Dec 2014 | 9:39 am
    I love the young Royals.  I love cupcakes.  Basketball and LeBron, not so much, but I love when worlds collide and prove that Cupcakes are perfect for any occasion!   "Following the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-88 win over the Brooklyn Nets, LeBron James met with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. The two were on hand at the Barclays Center on Monday night to '
 
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    Cookie Madness

  • Mini Chocolate Croissant Cookies

    Anna
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:53 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time Making homemade croissants is still on my bucket list,  but at least I can say I’ve come close.  Sort of.  These miniature chocolate croissants are a nice little substitute for the real thing and much, much easier.  The other cool thing about them is they are made with ingredients you probably have in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Coconut Meringue Pie

    Anna
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:21 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time In honor of Todd’s birthday, I’m sharing a recipe for Coconut Meringue Pie. Will this one replace our all-time favorite Coconut Cream Pie?  I’ll have to get back to you on that, but for now I can tell you that this one is very good and different in that it has a higher ratio of... Read More » The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Frozen Peppermint Cream Pie

    Anna
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    Cookie Madness Cookie Madness - Keeping Life Sweet One Cookie at a Time This frozen peppermint cream pie came from an attempt to use up some Peppermint Schnapps I found in a lunchbox in the garage. As shady as that sounds, the fact is I’ve been keeping my liqueurs in those little tin lunchboxes they sell at Old Navy, and I found a box in the garage full... Read More » The post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Pink Cake Box Custom Cakes & more

  • Christmas Party Dessert Table

    Anne Heap
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Every year we have a Christmas party at our house (or at least we try to have one), and this year we had an assortment of goodies to celebrate. Christmas Dessert Table – Cupcakes, Cookies, Macarons and Cake Pops For cookies I created cute gingerbread men and Santa hat inspired sugar cookies. Gingerbread Cookies Santa Hat Cookies – Peace, Love & Joy Want to learn how to create your own santa inspired cupcake? See our quick and easy tutorial at Pink Cake Box University. Macarons are a popular seller at the Boutique, so I had to include some of these delectable treats for our…
  • Liam’s Superhero Birthday Cake

    Anne Heap
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Five years ago we had the honor of creating Gloria’s baby shower cupcake stand to celebrate the birth of her son. Fast forward five years later and her son Liam is turning five! Liam’s Superhero Cake For his birthday we created this two tier flared topsy turvy superhero cake. Sitting atop the first tier is a tiny replica of Liam dressed in a mask and black cape. The side of the tier is covered in white fondant paneling with black stripes. Liam’s name is written across the front in a graffiti inspired font. The next tier includes a really cool superhero comic strip painted…
  • Top Handbag Cake Ideas from Pink Cake Box

    Debbie Zelasny
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:16 pm
    The top handbag cake ideas are fun, festive and unique, just like their recipients! So what does your handbag say about you? For some women, a handbag is more than just an accessory, it’s a fashion statement. And what better way to make a statement than with a handbag cake for your next big event? Check out these fun ideas for top handbag cakes from Pink Cake Box. Shaped Handbag Cakes A cake can actually be shaped like your most beloved handbag, making it not only fashionable, but delicious, too. Flavors and fillings can be chosen to your liking. This designer shaped handbag cake was…
  • Vegetable Garden Birthday Cake

    Anne Heap
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:05 pm
    This was a special birthday cake for our friend Liz’s birthday this weekend. Two of her favorite things are growing vegetables in her garden and enjoying a glass of red wine! Garden Vegetable 40th Birthday Cake The bushel of fondant vegetables included tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, squash and a lot of kale! The extra kale was required for Liz’s extra healthy green smoothie recipe. It included 40 cups of kale, 40 cupcakes of wine and a splash of pineapple! Liz’s Extra Healthy Green Smoothie Recipe Along with the vegetable basket cake we included a personalized wine bottle…
  • Rasheed Wallace’s 40th Birthday Sneaker Cake

    Anne Heap
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Former NBA player Rasheed Wallace recently celebrated his 40th birthday in style with these sneaker cakes. Rasheed was known for playing with retro style sneakers, so it was only appropriate that we designed two of his favorite playing shoes. Rasheed Wallace’s Nike Air Force 1 Birthday Cakes The sneaker on the left includes a navy blue ’30’ on the back for Rasheed’s number along with black silhouette of Rasheed taking a jump shot. The other cake is an all red sculpted sneaker with similar decorations. White & Red Basketball Sneaker Retro style basketball sneaker…
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    RecipeGirl

  • Egg- Mushroom Kielbasa Bake

    Lori Lange
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is one of my all-time favorite breakfast casserole recipes:  Egg-Mushroom Kielbasa Bake Anyone having a million relatives staying out your house over the holidays?  It’s tough to figure out meals when there are so many people running around, so it’s nice to be able to assemble ahead and serve.  This is a make-ahead breakfast casserole recipe.  You (or other willing people who are meandering around your kitchen) prepare this the night before and then refrigerate overnight.  The first one up in the morning, pops it into the oven, and then breakfast for the whole house is…
  • Linzer Pinwheel Cookies

    Lori Lange
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Always a favorite:  Linzer Pinwheel Cookies This recipe may very well be my favorite cookie recipe of the season.  The cookie part has a lovely (light) lemon flavor, and the raspberry swirl is ever-present. The cookie turns out to be a crispy sort of cookie. The recipe is another one from the book I’m currently obsessed with:  The Ultimate Cookie Book by Better Homes and Gardens.  There are so many classic, new and all-around delicious cookie recipes in this book (more than 500!) that I can hardly stand it!  I have so many recipes bookmarked to make.  The temptation to bake is…
  • Bacon and Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

    Lori Lange
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here’s a recipe that will be a big hit with your family for dinner:  Bacon and Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese The best thing about deciding that comfort food is going to be the star of your dinner table is that anything goes  My usual choice for comfort food is PASTA.  Pasta is a once-in-a-while treat for us.  For the most part we avoid eating it a lot at home, saving the carb-loving splurge for dinners out instead.  I almost never order mac and cheese at a restaurant for fear of coming home a couple pounds heavier, but for some reason it feels okay to make it at home. Last weekend…
  • Coffee Toffee

    Lori Lange
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here’s a recipe for toffee (and coffee) lovers! : Coffee Toffee I love the old-time candy shops… you know, the ones where you can see them making the candy right in front of you… like taffy, caramel apples, fudge and toffee.  I’d like to own an old-time candy shop one of these days because it might finally, once-and-for-all cure my obsessive addiction with homemade toffee (assuming I’d have a tendency to get sick of the stuff).  Toffee is the best of all worlds for me.  The crispy caramel base holds a thin layer of chocolate, and there is usually a good dose…
  • Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

    Lori Lange
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Here’s another one of my favorite posts to share:  Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See: On Parade Magazine‘s blog this week, I shared this major chocolate-lover’s recipe: Triple Chocolate Cookies. They’re a big-time YUM for people who are way into chocolate. I also shared a recipe from the new Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook by Deborah Harroun:  Red Velvet Muffins.  These are such a delicious choice for holiday mornings! I’m absolutely dying over this recipe (meaning:  I must make it!!):  Jalapeno- Bacon Cheese Ball by The Recipe…
 
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    BlogChef.net

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

    Bobby
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    Chocolate peanut butter balls are an amazing treat to prepare for the holidays. This recipe consists of balls of peanut butter that are coated with melted chocolate. What is great about this recipe is that it consists of only a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand. I decided to drizzle melted white chocolate on top of the peanut butter balls to give them a better appearance but it is totally optional, they will still taste amazing without the white chocolate. Once the peanut butter balls are coated with the chocolate they are placed into the refrigerator until the…
  • Pot Roast Grilled Cheese Recipe

    Bobby
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:08 am
    Pot roast grilled cheese is a great option if you are looking to use up leftoever meat from a pot roast. I must confess that I actually prepared a pot roast just for this grilled cheese sandwich! The juice from the dutch oven or slow cooker can be used as an au jus for dipping the grilled cheese sandwich in, it is truly amazing. This grilled cheese is topped with leftover pot roast meat, white cheddar cheese, and sautéed onion. I like to prepare my grilled cheese on a griddle because I can easily cook several of them at once. For the bread, I used French bread but a good whole grain bread…
  • Daddy Wu’s Chicken Recipe

    Bobby
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:49 am
    Daddy Wu’s Chicken is an Asian flavored dish which consists of fried chicken tossed with a sweet sauce. This dish is very similar to sweet and sour chicken. The chicken is first marinated and then breaded and deep fried until golden brown and crispy, and then it is tossed with a sauce. The sauce gets a good amount of its flavor from ingredients such as ketchup, sugar, and lemon juice. The lemon juice and lemon zest help to give the sauce an amazing flavor. The marinade really helps to add a good amount of flavor to this dish by using ingredients like sesame oil, soy sauce and oyster sauce.
  • In-N-Out Burger Recipe

    Bobby
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:32 am
    Here is a copycat recipe for the burger from In-N-Out Burger. We do not have In-N-Out Burger here so unfortunately I have never tried the real thing but this burger is delicious. The burger is topped with caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and a sauce. The best part about this recipe of course is the sauce. The sauce is a combination of mayonnaise, ketchup, pickle relish, and white vinegar. These few ingredients come together to make a delicious sauce that gives the burgers a unique flavor. The caramelized onions are a nice touch as well and are sautéed in vegetable oil for about…
  • Jack Daniel’s Meatballs Recipe

    Bobby
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    I like to use Jack Daniel’s whiskey in all different types of recipes, including meatballs. These meatballs are flavored with Chinese ingredients such as soy sauce and green onion. For the meat I used ground pork but you could use ground beef as well. The meatballs consist of typical ingredients such as breadcrumbs, egg, and parmesan cheese. I like to add fresh garlic and green onion right into the meat mixture for even more flavor. Once the meatballs are rolled they are placed into the oven and baked. The sauce is boiled on the stove top and gets a lot of its flavor from Jack Daniels and…
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    Bake My Day!

  • It’s brioche… nutella… flower or flour?

    16 Dec 2014 | 1:57 pm
    An oh so sweet and dark secret revealed today! Posting day for the Bread Baking Babes shows us what Cathy chose this month. As our Kitchen of the Month she couldn’t have picked a better one because after all this is December and for us Dutchies it means we barely survived the Sinterklaas shoppingstress to be catapulted in Christmas spirits and all that comes with that. Who needs a difficult bake? (No hands?) Well then, who needs a show stopper that looks far more difficult than it really is? Now we’re talking! So that’s what we have here: A Nutella brioche flower. As you might know I am…
  • Even (even?) iets anders…. quilting the day away

    11 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    Ik ben iets aan het doen waarvan ik geroepen heb dat ik er noooooit aan zou beginnen! Ik bedoel maar, als je een naaimachine hebt ga je toch niet moeilijk zitten doen om met de hand te naaien. Nou.. jawel dus. En ik vind het nog leuk ook! Wat zeg ik: leuk? Het is behoorlijk verslavend. Het gaat ook zo snel en het resultaat is ook snel al leuk. Nu nog bedenken hoe of wat. Hmm de bovenste foto waar de sterretjes op de salontafel liggen maakt wel een heel leuk plaatje. Zouden ze zulke stof ook hebben aan de meter? Voor de randen? Haha alsof ik al zover ben.. dat duurt nog wel even. Voorlopig ben…
  • Bread by Dean Brettschneider

    9 Nov 2014 | 11:39 pm
    This book was due to arrive in halfway October but I guess the bake happy people at our national Post service had trouble delivering it because they liked it too much? Finally it arrived; a brand new baking book to browse… the cover alone makes you want to skip all sane advice on eating your veggies and varying your diet and keep your meals to bread and bread alone. This is the newly European released book:  Bread by Dean Brettschneider. Remember Pie? The book that made my mouth water? Well this is another book in the series by Dean Brettschneider and again the lay out is equally…
  • Caramelized onion herb cheese bread

    16 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    Sounds good no? Let me tell you it tastes even better than it sounds. What’s not to like about Katie’s choice this month? Wait, maybe we could add some bacon? I didn’t, not this time but I think it’s a sound idea. But first, yes you heard it right, Katie is back with her choice for a filled semi-braid acting as Kitchen of the Month. A rather straight forward herb scented dough, part whole wheat, filled with caramelized onions and cheese… Lovely!I used King Arthur’s White Whole Wheat (a 2 kg bag travelled all the way from their hometown in Vermont to my hometown in the Netherlands)…
  • Bread Baking Babes in a Tuscany state of mind: Panmarino!

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:08 am
    Panmarino, also known as Italian Rosemary Bread, is a fairly easy bread to make. It takes about 20 hours, but most of that time is spent on the overnight biga. So that sounds good in the summer, a tiny bit of work the evening before and some work the day after and hey presto… a wonderful aromatic bread on your table!Cathy invited us to participate in her Bread Experiences for this month’s recipe and chose a Tuscan bread as Kitchen of the month. Tuscan why? (Well apart from the obvious reasons because well you know.. who can object to Tuscany?) But no this Babe participated in the workshop…
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    Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

  • Shangri La Christmas Tree Lightning

    11 Dec 2014 | 7:59 am
    Actually almost annually, we have a family picture at the lobby of Shangri-La KL with their Christmas tree, which is always quite grand.  However, this is the first time I've been present to witness the lighting of the tree, and this year was a rather unique tree too, if I may say so.The theme of this year's tree (I didn't realise trees had themes) was Merry Nutcracker Joy Ride. Amazing works of  crafted sugarpieces of Nutcracker soldiers and trains are stacked up on a conical steel structure to form the 12-foot-tall Christmas Tree. Quite a joy to behold....even before it was…
  • SIX... NO, NOT HALF PAST... JALAN TELAWI 3

    11 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    When one of my favourite people in F&B invites me for an event, regardless of whether it's to sample different types of Malaysian Mineral Waters or fancy cocktails, I most certainly try my bestest to make it.  Yeah, so when Ann Lee invited me for SIX, or was it TO SIX, I just hope she hadn't developed those New Zealander accents where NEXT is NIXT, and BEST is BIST...How I've never observed that a new establishment called SIX had opened just above Creperie la Caroline is really quite beyond me, as I ply that route nearly EVERYDAY, which really makes a case for ground floor rentals.
  • MAD - Modern Asian Diner In PV128, Setapak...

    11 Dec 2014 | 12:24 am
    When long time friend Nazeen sent me an email inviting me to this restaurant called MAD, I skimmed through the details, and thought, hmm, fascinating, chef previously from Suffolk House, trained with the CIA, etc etc...  I immediately said yes, for before this, most of Nazeen's invites had always clashed with my birthday, and I could never make it for her events. Now, what I didn't read was the fine print, and LOCATION of this MAD place.  So, what exactly is MAD? Take your pick....it could stand for any of the acronyms listed above, and more. Where is MAD? Well, it's in that neck of…
  • Banfi Wine Dinner At Senja, Saujana

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:21 pm
    The last AsiaEuro Wines event left me with a buzz that lasted for days!!!I looked forward to a similar buzz when I got the invitation to the Banfi Wine Dinner at Senja, and when I discovered that they had flown in the resident chef from Castello Banfi itself, Chef Domenico Francone, I knew it was going to be a good night. An excerpt from their brochure states that "Castello Banfi, known in the 13th century as Poggio alle Mura, is located on the gentle western slopes facing the Mediterranean of their 7,100 acres estate, grow grapes in maritime soils that produce wines of elegant and subtle…
  • Tio Pepe Sherry at Grand Hyatt

    9 Dec 2014 | 9:46 pm
    For someone who is not quite a stranger to liquor, it's actually quite surprising how "Sherry" has totally escaped my radar over the last 22 years.  Why 22 years?  Cos in the days of yore, as a poor student,  we used to cook with sherry as it was cheap, and shao shing wine was not readily available in Australia.  So really, the thought of DRINKING sherry was really not top of the list, and as time went by, "Sherry" became a forgotten word in the context of alcohol, but did pop up as names of friends and friend's wives...If liquor types were to be ranked in terms of…
 
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    Technicolor Kitchen - English version

  • Cinnamon madeleines with Marsala glaze and Jennifer Aniston

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
    Weeks ago my husband and I were trying to find something good on TV and since there was nothing we ended up watching 10 minutes or so of Wanderlust – I say 10 minutes or so because it was all we could stand of such a lousy movie. We began talking about Jennifer Aniston’s movies, how awful they usually are and we wondered why she makes such poor role choices. Days after that, I heard about Cake
  • Chocolate gingerbread cakes, pixie and bob

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Besides TV shows and Christmas baking, this month has also been about my decision to grow out my pixie: I’d decided that a month or so ago, then dropped the idea and thought of keeping the pixie, but then I fell in love with Emma Stone’s beautiful bob and now I cannot wait to have that haircut (and I’ve thought of stealing her color, too, since I’ll inevitably have to start dying my hair soon
  • Cardamom and hazelnut snowballs and another goodbye

    16 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    These past few days have been about more than Christmas baking: yesterday I said goodbye to a bunch of criminals that I held close to my heart for seven seasons. It was the perfect ending for the perfect ride – nothing less than what I expect. Great acting, great writing, and it is a pity that Sons of Anarchy was never on the radar of the big award shows, except for the Golden Globe that Katey
  • Spiced chocolate fudge

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:28 am
    It is always a joy for me to do the Christmas series here on the blog: the baked goods are delicious and they make my apartment smell wonderful, too. :) There is, however, a problem: there are so many great recipes I have a hard time choosing what to prepare. On top of the cookbooks, the Christmas themed magazines start to arrive packed with beautiful suggestions for the holidays and it
  • Crystallized ginger millet cookies with orange icing

    11 Dec 2014 | 2:24 pm
    One of the many things I loved about New York – I can pretty much say I loved everything about the city, both times I visited it – was going to the Whole Foods: there was so much variety, everything looked so good, so delicious, that I felt like bringing each and every ingredient home with me (too bad I couldn’t). :) [if you ask me about the clothing stores on Fifth Avenue I probably won’t be
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    Ashlee Marie

  • Creating a Velvet Fondant effect

    Ashlee
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:58 am
    I have been obsessed with chocolate cakes lately!  I mean I love a gorgeous white wedding cake, but for our last wedding photoshoot I created the most gorgeous chocolate wedding cake ever.  I can’t wait to share the pictures for it.  A few weeks later I decided to use the same technique on this Thanksgiving […] This post is copyrighted by Ashlee Marie please contact Ashlee if it is seen anywhere else
  • Pistachio Pudding 3 layer bars

    Ashlee
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Pistachio is one of my favorite flavors.  I love pistachio cookies, yogurt, ice cream, etc… But these bars are a simple, easy to make and taste great!  I remember the first time I had these bars, I was 12 at a youth activity for my church!  A friend brought them and I fell in love, but forgot […] This post is copyrighted by Ashlee Marie please contact Ashlee if it is seen anywhere else
  • Double loop crochet Santa beanie pattern – infant to adult

    Ashlee
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:03 am
    Two years ago I made a child sized crochet bearded Santa hat. It was adorable AND it’s been a HUGE hit! Anyway I’ve been getting a lot of requests for larger sizes, SO this year I sat down and wrote a bunch more sizes, BUT because it would have made the original post GINORMOUS I […] This post is copyrighted by Ashlee Marie please contact Ashlee if it is seen anywhere else
  • How to make an extra EXTRA large yarn pom pom

    Ashlee
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Making yarn Pom Poms are SUPER easy with the right tools, like all these pom pom makers .  But what about when you want a REALLY big yarn ball? Even the extra large maker isn’t big enough for me!  SO with a little cardboard you can create your own! I used a cardboard box, then found […] This post is copyrighted by Ashlee Marie please contact Ashlee if it is seen anywhere else
  • Creamy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

    Ashlee
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    this post is sponsored by Swanson® and I was sent free samples to try but the recipe and opinion is 100% my own I love the holidays! Not only do I get to spend a ton of time in the kitchen baking and cooking delicious meals and treat, but I also get to spend a […] This post is copyrighted by Ashlee Marie please contact Ashlee if it is seen anywhere else
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    Chocablog

  • Making bean-to-bar chocolate at home

    Dom
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:04 am
    Over the years I’ve been writing about chocolate, my interest in the subject has developed significantly. The more I learn, the more I want to know. The more I know, the more I want to share. For the past few years, the bean-to-bar industry is the thing that has excited me the most. Part science, part art, the explosion of small craft chocolate makers has coincided with a fall in the price of chocolate making machinery. A couple of years ago I began to toy with the idea of having a go at making chocolate from the bean myself. I did all the research and worked out that if I was smart, I…
  • Mast Brothers take up residence at London’s Ace Hotel

    Dom
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:01 am
    Brooklyn’s Mast Brothers caused a bit of a stir earlier this year when they announced that they would be opening a factory in London. The new factory, café and shop is set to open in early February in Shoreditch and will be London’s first commercial bean-to-bar chocolate factory. In preparation for the grand opening, the Mast Brothers team have taken up residence down the road in the Ace Hotel on Shoreditch High Street. Based in the lobby cafe Bulldog Edition, you’ll find a full range of bars on offer along with doughnuts topped with Mast Brothers chocolate and their newest…
  • Escazú Carenero Venezuela Goats Milk Chocolate

    Michael
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    These days, it seems that no matter where you go, there is someone making bean-to-bar chocolate and that is a wonderful thing. So when I was recently down in North Carolina for a conference, I just happened to stumble upon some local bean to bar chocolate without even trying. Escazú Chocolates have been making chocolate in Raleigh for six years, having caught the bug after a visit to a chocolate farm in Costa Rica. So by this time they have already gone through the teething troubles that come with such an endeavour and the bars they are currently making are really rather impressive. The one…
  • A Look Inside The Naive Chocolate Factory

    Dom
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:27 pm
    There are few things I enjoy more than looking around a chocolate factory, so when my friends at Naive Chocolate invited me to Lithuania to look around their factory – and judge a dessert & wine pairing championship – I jumped at the chance. Bean-to-bar chocolate makers are where my real passion lies, so the chance to visit one of Europe’s most remote chocolate maker was something not to be missed. Not only are Naive the only artisan chocolate makers in Lithuania, but they’re one of only a handful in the whole of Eastern Europe. Like most chocolate factories,…
  • Gü Hot Chocolate

    Dom
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:25 pm
    When it comes to hot chocolate, I’m a bit fussy. I usually make my own with dark chocolate, water, spices and a bit of sugar. It may be a bit of a faff, but I can control exactly what goes into it and tweak the recipe according to my mood. Sometimes though, it’s an awful lot of trouble to go to, particularly when I’m just in the mood for something comforting. I don’t want to spend half an hour in the kitchen when I get home on a freezing December evening. I just want a big mug of hot chocolate, and if I have to wait longer than two minutes, I start to get really quite…
 
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    Dessertbuzz

  • Where’s all the content?

    Niko
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:23 pm
      Since becoming a contributor to Serious Eats 2 years ago, most of my reviews and features (over 200 of them)  have appeared there. You can find a list of my latest stories, here. I am in the process of giving Dessertbuzz a much needed facelift. Stay tuned. In the mean time follow me on Twitter so you don’t miss any updates.
  • Breaking: Angela Pinkerton to leave Eleven Madison Park

    Niko
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    Chef Angela Pinkerton departs Eleven Madison Park… from Chef Daniel Humm: “ It’s bittersweet to bid Angela farewell. She is part of the fabric of Eleven Madison Park and has played an integral part in the success of the restaurant. I’ve watched Angela excel for the past eight years, rising from a pastry line cook to our executive pastry chef and to becoming the best pastry chef in America. Her ability to mentor her team, consistently pushing them to improve and evolve, has continually been something I’ve been in awe of. She’s been beyond dedicated to our restaurant and our…
  • The Top 10 Pastry Chefs in the US for 2014

    Niko
    2 Jun 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Pastry Chefs Tracy Obolsky from North End Grille and Miro Uskokovic from Gramercy Tavern Last night the Top 10 Pastry Chefs in the US for 2014 were honored at ICE. Tons of NYC pasty chefs came out to support their friends and colleagues and even their frienemies! Read on for descriptions of the desserts and some snapshots from the event. Coverage from 2013 is available here.  Full Coverage of past Top 10 Pastry events can be found here: 2012, 2011, 2010.  Follow DessertBuzz on Twitter for all your NYC Pastry news. (Click the photos for a larger image). Catrine Oscarson of RealTreat…
  • Where to get the best Canele in New York City

    Niko
    2 Jun 2014 | 10:24 am
    [Photographs: Niko Triantafillou, unless otherwise noted] The Best of the Best: Bosie Tea Parlor Dominique Ansel Bakery Runner and Stone Epicerie Boulud [This article originally appeared on Serious Eats] Up until very recently, a good canelé was not easy to find in New York City. The pastry, which originated in the Bordeaux region of France, features a thick caramelized sugar crust that gives way to a tender, custard-like interior that’s permeated with the aromas of rum and vanilla. Although it’s made with only six ingredients (eggs, sugar, flour, milk, vanilla, and rum),…
  • A Popcorn Sundae and Creamsicle Pie at North End Grill

    Niko
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:36 pm
    [Photographs: Niko Triantafillou] [This article first appeared in Serious Eats NY] Despite the glamourous modern interior and seemingly intimidating open kitchen, North End Grill is a quite comfortable restaurant. That’s a theme extending from sleek, plush leather booths to a delicious but unfussy dessert menu from pastry chef Tracy Obolsky. Two of my favorite desserts—on a menu packed with many superb offerings—both feature whimsical takes on childhood favorites. The Popcorn Sundae ($9) is the very embodiment of a fun elevated comfort food dessert. Your first clue? The tall sundae…
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    Dessert First

  • {Cookbook Review}: Best Baking Books of 2014

    Anita
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:01 am
    It was tough narrowing my list of favorite cookbooks for this post - every year I say it's a banner year for cookbooks, but I guess every year I keep finding more books that need a spot on my shelf! What made me really happy this year was that quite a few of my favorite authors have new works out, ones that are very worthy contributions to the baking cookbook canon and definitely worth me doing some serious reorganization to fit these new gems in. If you haven't finished your list to Santa, I have quite a few last addition for you to consider! Disclosure: the following links in the post are…
  • {Cookbook Review}: The Baking Bible and Ischler Cookies

    Anita
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:34 am
      2014 has been a banner year for baking cookbooks, especially these last couple of months when several of pastry's most respected and beloved authorities released new, major works. My nightstand is groaning underneath the weight of these books and my kitchen has been in constant action as I've happily baking through new recipe after new recipe. I'll be sharing a best-of list in the next week or so, but I also wanted to highlight a few cookbooks that deserved their own, dedicated post. First up is Rose Levy Beranbaum's The Baking Bible : If you're a serious baker, chances are you have…
  • Christmas Chocolate Double Mint Fudge

    Anita
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
      It's December, which means candy making time is upon us! I was asked by NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® chocolate to create a recipe using their new Nestlé Toll House DelightFulls Filled Baking Morsels. These unique new baking morsels feature a separate flavor - mint, caramel, cherry, or peanut butter - swirled into the chocolate so you get two flavors in one morsel. I love the idea of being able to layer flavors in my baking just by using these sweet little bits. I was inspired by the dark chocolate morsels with mint filling: one because I love anything with mint, and two because it's the…
  • A Mission Tour with Negra Modelo and Rick Bayless

    Anita
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:10 am
      I know, the week before Thanksgiving and I'm in a posting frenzy! I just posted about pie, now I'm hoping to whet your appetite further with a glimpse into the Mission District of San Francisco, courtesy of Negra Modelo. I and several other food bloggers were invited on a tour of some classic food establishments that represent the Mission's Mexican culinary tradition. You can't really make a claim to being a true San Francisco gourmet if you haven't had an authentic burrito or taco in the Mission. Negra Modelo planned stops at three fixtures of the Mission food scene, and for added…
  • {Sweet San Francisco}: Best Pies in SF (and a bit beyond)

    Anita
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:05 am
      Although the Bay Area has been enjoying a renaissance of fancy pastry classics like croissants, macarons, and kouign amann, it also has a soft spot for the simpler sweets, like pie. Pie San Francisco style usually means handcrafted with the the best, locally sourced ingredients, original takes on traditional flavors, and, of course, a killer, perfectly flaky crust. I was invited by Expedia's Viewfinder travel blog to collaborate on this article exploring my favorite places in the city to satiate my pie cravings, whether sweet or savory, fruity or nutty. Follow along for my grand pie…
 
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    Joe Pastry

  • Making Lemon Tea Bread

    joepastry
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Whaddya know. I made lemon tea bread without poppy seeds and the sky didn't fall in. I don't know when in human history lemon and poppy seeds became inseparable, but I wish a mad scientist would build me a fusion-powered DeLorean so I could go back in time and stop it. This tea bread is rich, tangy and tender with a crispy, almost candy-like crust. Best of all you don't have to pick anything out from between your front teeth after you eat it. Start yours by assembling your ingredients, preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and greasing two 9" x 5" loaf pans. Line those suckers with…
  • Lemon Tea Bread Recipe

    joepastry
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:56 am
    This is always a nice one to have in your repertoire. I do these en masse because they make great giveaways and are always appreciated — a nice light and citrus-y alternative to heavier holiday fruitcakes or intense chocolate treats. This recipe makes two large 9" x 5" loaves, but you can scale it up as you like. I usually double this, because then I can make 5 smaller 1-pound (or so) loaves with it. 14 (2 cups) ounces sugar 8 ounces (2 sticks) butter 3 eggs 15 ounces (3 cups) all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt zest of 1 lemon 8 ounces (1 cup) buttermilk 3…
  • Next Up: Umm…

    joepastry
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:34 am
    From here on I’ve got no big project plans, just some by-the-numbers holiday baking to do. I may put up a new tea bread flavor or pie recipe here and there, but there’ll be no rhyme or reason to my posting up to Christmas. I’m around to answer questions if you have any of course, but posts will be sporadic though next Wednesday at which point I’ll go dark through the first of the year. Here’s to the holiday baking rush!
  • On the Road Again

    joepastry
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:52 am
    I’m up in Chicago on business for a couple of days. It’s always nice to see Michigan Avenue at Christmas time I must say. Also I got a chance to drop in at the much-hyped food boutique Eataly. The short review: very slick, very big with an impressive selection top-quality Continental foods and groceries. It’s very “on-trend” in the sense that it’s a good example of “experiential retail”, but I wonder how many people can afford to shop at a place like this. It’s like Whole Foods only…more. Only time will tell if a concept like this…
  • Making Rugelach

    joepastry
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:54 am
    I like to make rugelach in the shape of croissants because it's very likely that rugelach were modeled on croissants. Or the other way around, it's hard to say. What's true is that croissants, rugelach and kipfel are all members of the same pastry family, and none of them have anything to do with the Battle of Vienna. These are cream cheese short pastry rugelach, just one of several possible styles. They're a bit fussy to make but worth the results. And anyway after the first dozen or so the shaping process will become so automatic you'll scarcely know you even doing it. This recipe makes…
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    Cake Talk

  • Mary's Thanksgiving Treats

    Marys Cakes
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    We've started our Thanksgiving baking marathon. Here's what we've made (and are making) so you don't have to... Pies... All our pies are 9-inch deep dish pies, and will easily serve 10-12 people. Maybe more after a big turkey dinner...
  • No More Music at Mary's

    Marys Cakes
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    It's tough being the little guy. Everyone has their hands out, especially the big guys. A couple of years ago it was the University of Alabama. Now it's BMI. What's BMI? Yeah, I asked that, too. Never heard of it...
  • Sticks and Stones

    Marys Cakes
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    A nationally known writer was interviewed in our city's newspaper recently. It was a simple Q&A -- a sort of "get to know you" piece, as the writer lives here. The paper does this every Friday, posing questions ranging from...
  • Art Night, explained...

    Marys Cakes
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    We've seen almost a hundred Art Nights come and go at Mary's Cakes & Pastries since we opened in 2006, so it's second nature to us. But, for the average person reading this post, maybe not so much. Here's the...
  • Scam Alert: Mr Anthony Spanner-Spammer-Scammer

    Marys Cakes
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    Beware this email from Anthony Spanner or Adrian Thomas. We haven't gotten one of these in a while, but it's either still going around or going around again. For those of you who are new to these scams, the sender...
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    Get Off Your Butt and BAKE

  • Potato Bacon Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup

    Get Off Your Butt and BAKE
    6 Dec 2014 | 2:42 pm
    One of my favorite things about cold weather is SOUP. There is one little problem though. It hasn't been COLD! I'm pretending that winter has come to Idaho.
  • Thanksgiving Recipes shared!

    Get Off Your Butt and BAKE
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    Let’s heat up the kitchen again! Gosh . . . I know I have been pretty quiet lately, but hope to be back in the saddle soon.  In the meantime, hopefully you can enjoy a few of our favorite Thanksgiving day recipes.  I will be busy in the kitchen today, as I know so many […]
 
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    Wild Yeast

  • YeastSpotting 12.18.14

    Susan
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Be inspired, bake, share, repeat. Loaves and Rolls, First Batch Loaves and Rolls, Second Batch Flat Breads, Sweet Breads, and More YeastSpotting is a periodic collective showcase of yeasted baked goods and dishes with bread as a main ingredient. For more bread inspiration, and information on how to submit your bread, please visit the YeastSpotting archive. © Wild Yeast, 2014. | Permalink | No comment
  • Corn Bread Rolls

    Susan
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    There’s cornbread — spongy, sweet, and efficiently leavened with baking powder — and there’s Corn Bread: hearty and crusty, with the hard-won flavor than can only be achieved with yeast and time. And then there are these Corn Bread Rolls, which are fun to shape, if not precise replicas of the ears of maize that represent a bountiful harvest. Or little lopsided footballs, depending on your preferred meaning of Thanksgiving. Or maybe both, like when my dad took me to the thrilling Nebraska Cornhuskers game in Lincoln on Thanksgiving in 1965. May your holiday be…
  • Pumpkin Brioche Cinnamon Rolls

    Susan
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:30 pm
    This post was originally published on November 19, 2009. May I recommend these for Thanksgiving breakfast? I like these pumpkin cinnamon rolls a lot. In case it seems like I’m damning them with faint praise, consider that I’ve spent the past two weeks in class redefining my relationship with butter. Brioche à tête. Brioche sucrée. More brioche à tête. Cinnamon rolls. Sticky buns. Brioche tarts. Brioche tartlets. Brioche coffee cake. Strawberry brioche. Gibassier. Stollen. Panettone. Pan d’oro. And let’s not forget croissants 521 ways. They’re delicious,…
  • YeastSpotting 11.22.14

    Susan
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Be inspired, bake, share, repeat. Loaves and Rolls, First Batch Loaves and Rolls, Second Batch Flat Breads, Sweet Breads, and More YeastSpotting is a periodic collective showcase of yeasted baked goods and dishes with bread as a main ingredient. For more bread inspiration, and information on how to submit your bread, please visit the YeastSpotting archive. © Wild Yeast, 2014. | Permalink | One comment
  • Pumpkin Anise Sourdough Bagels

    Susan
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    Here’s a nod to pumpkin season, but not the ubiquitous “pumpkin spice.” The large proportion of pumpkin yields a bagel that is compact and chewy, but not hard or dry. If you’re not an anise fan, or prefer something more savory, caraway or cumin seeds could be interesting. I think most people believe bagels are difficult to make, but they’re not. They do require a lot of mixing to achieve a high degree of gluten development, though, so a stand mixer is helpful. That’s even more true with these particular bagels, because the pumpkin should be evenly…
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    Love & Flour

  • Spiced Pumpkin Cheese Crostini

    LeAndra
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:32 am
    I could make a meal out of appetizers, but I rarely order them at a restaurant. In fact, I just paused for about five minutes to consider just what appetizers I do order. Most recently, I ate wontons. I sometimes crave spring rolls. This post is not an advertisement for a restaurant, but the Bang(...)
  • Almond, Orange & Chocolate Biscotti

    LeAndra
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    When you hear the words “Christmas cookies”, what comes to mind? I think of little round snowball cookies that crumble and coat your lips with powdered sugar at first bite. Or sugar cookies decorated with a rainbow of icing and sprinkles. I do not think of biscotti. Yet, biscotti is what I sent my Food Blogger(...)
  • Spiced Bourbon Apricot Truffles

    LeAndra
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:24 am
    I once heard something like, “Chocolates mean I love you. Flowers mean I’m sorry.” I am fairly certain this sentiment was uttered on a reality TV show set in California. In confessing I remember such a thing, which implies I once watched reality TV shows set in California, my inclination is to move on as quickly as(...)
  • Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

    LeAndra
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:25 pm
    Have you ever seen or heard those sayings across the internet that argue the line of reasoning, “Don’t reward yourself with food. You are not a dog.” I get it. You give your dog a treat when he/she/it sits or stays or rolls over. Humans, however, are not supposed to reward themselves with food. But(...)
  • Elwoods Beer Dinner with Sugar Creek Brewing

    LeAndra
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:02 pm
    A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a beer dinner at Elwoods Barbecue and Burger Bar. Today, I would like to tell you about it. Dinner featured four courses paired with beers by one of the newest breweries to join Charlotte’s growing beer scene, Sugar Creek Brewing. Let’s dive in. First up was a caprese(...)
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    Bakery Industry

  • Britannia Banks On Heaven

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:50 am
    Biscuit  Companies  have now   started  putting focus  on premium  biscuits  such as  cream , chocolates ,milk  and  adding  ingredients  like   oats  , honey , almonds , pistachio  etc.Britannia has launched  Heaven  cookies   with  oats , butter and berries  as  healthy  alternatives for cookies freaks .  Parle has  similar cookies  such has"  Milano "  cookies  etc .www.bakerybazar.com
  • Semi - Automatic Rusk Manufacturing Plant - Combination of Bread And Biscuit Manufacturing

    15 Nov 2014 | 12:13 pm
    www.bakerybazar.com
  • Parle Enters Rusk Market - Challenges Britannia

    10 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    Parle   has   now entered  lucrative  market of  rusk  ( toast ) which has been  dominated  by Britannia .  Uptill now Britannia   was only   branded  rusk  pan India  with  few local brands  competing  with it . Now that   Parle has entered the Rusk market  it would  be interesting to watch the price war and product launched in thissection of  bakery . Rusk  is popular  among  working  class  as  it substitute  for …
  • Farm lite - Premium cookie from ITC

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    www.bakerybazar.com
  • Milano - Choco filled Biscuit From Parle

    24 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    Milano  from parle has been pitched  against  ITC  Dark  Fantasy  Choco Fills   .  Indian  biscuit manufacturers  are  attempting  to  introduce  international  trend s  of    cream filling www.bakerybazar.com
 
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    Gourmet Cookie Bouquets Recipe Blog

  • Homemade Peppermint Patties Recipe

    Bill
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Original image by elanaspantry on Flickr Peppermint patties are some of my favorite treats. Chocolate and peppermint are a perfect pairing. You get to enjoy the indulgence of chocolate and have refreshing breath. What could be better? This article has a brilliant peppermint patty recipe and has links to a few more (in case you like options). Check out the videos of the girls trying to make them. Maybe you will learn what not to do. Follow the directions and take your time and you will end up with some delicious peppermint patties that you can share with your family (or not). Homemade…
  • Christmas Cookie Baking 101

    Bill
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Ensuring Delicious Cookies at Christmas Baking Christmas cookies is one of the many joys of the holiday season. If you're new to the baking scene and need some pointers, you'll happily and deliciously find the basics here. Baking cookies can be a fun and rewarding time to spend with children and family. And the result will be tasty cookies you can share with neighbors and friends! You can't lose in the name of Christmas cookies. Required Dry Ingredients - Stock Up The Pantry Every baker needs a pantry full of the basic baking ingredients. Some items are staples for just about all cookies.
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

    Bill
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Original image by annieseats on Flickr One of my favorite sweets is mint chocolate chip. I decided it would be fun to combine that flavor with a cupcake. Top it off with an Andes mint and serve with a scoop of ice cream to create one of the best gourmet chocolate desserts ever. Yum! Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcake Recipe Just a little mint will do ya! The cake part of this recipe is a basic chocolate cake. You can use any chocolate cake mix and follow the box instructions for the batter. After spooning the batter into the cupcake pan, scoop about 1/2 T of mini chocolate chips onto the top of…
  • Mom's 10 Best Christmas Cookies

    Bill
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Growing up in my household meant that as soon as Thanksgiving Day hit, so did the holiday baking frenzy. The Friday through Sunday after Thanksgiving was a baking marathon. Several of my Aunts and cousins would come over to create 1000's of Christmas cookies. My cousins, brothers & sisters, and I were the cookie decorators and instructions were given more like orders in what I affectionately call 'cookie baking boot-camp'. From sun-up to sun-down, we mixed, baked, and decorated cookies. If we didn't complete all the required baking by the end of the weekend, sure enough, they would all…
  • Mississippi Mud Cupcakes

    Bill
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Image by Abby Sweets Most of you have heard of Mississippi Mud Cake. It's a chocolate cake topped with marshmallows and drizzled with chocolate. Well these are the same thing... just in individual form. Mississippi mud cupcakes are easy to make but seem like they took all day. Wow your friends and family with this marshmallow and gourmet chocolate covered classic recipe in bite size form. Mississippi Mud Cupcakes Image by Joseph DeBortoll The cake part of this recipe is a basic chocolate cake. You can use any chocolate cake mix and follow the box instructions for cupcakes. The best part of…
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    Sweetopia

  • Snickerdoodle Cut-Out Cookie Recipe

    sweetopia@inbox.com (Marian (Sweetopia))
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Sugar and spice and everything nice… a hint of cinnamon, crisp on the outside and pillowy soft on the inside, this recipe is a fun twist on the classic sugar cookie. Although calling it a... Visit sweetopia.net to view the entire post.
  • {Video} Nutcracker Decorated Cookies

    sweetopia@inbox.com (Marian (Sweetopia))
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Happy Monday! With Christmas around the corner, it seems that all my holiday dessert ideas may not be realized, but I’ve managed to fit in a few which I’ve been meaning to make for quite... Visit sweetopia.net to view the entire post.
  • Christmas Cash Giveaway!

    sweetopia@inbox.com (Marian (Sweetopia))
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:36 pm
    $500 for you. $500 for your BFF. Let’s get this this Christmas Cash Giveaway started now! Christmas Cash for 2 Giveaway ends on Friday at midnight. Open to USA and Canada residents. Must be 18... Visit sweetopia.net to view the entire post.
  • Marbled Christmas Cookie Ornament How-To

    sweetopia@inbox.com (Marian (Sweetopia))
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:01 pm
    If you’ve tried cookies like these before you know how simple they are to make, and if you haven’t, you’re about to find out just how easy they are to create. It’s a decorating technique called... Visit sweetopia.net to view the entire post.
  • {Video} Stand Mixer Cookie Tutorial

    sweetopia@inbox.com (Marian (Sweetopia))
    29 Nov 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Besides their obvious usefulness, there’s just something special about stand mixers, isn’t there? If buying one for yourself or a loved one isn’t in the budget this Christmas,... Visit sweetopia.net to view the entire post.
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    Gluten Free Canteen

  • Sparkly Vanilla Holiday Cookies

    GlutenFreeCanteen
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    Holiday cookies with over-the-top sprinkles and icing are a favorite. They take a little bit of time and care to prepare, but they’re easy and totally worth the effort – once a year. When I was a short squirt I’d park myself on a chair by the front door right close to Christmas waiting for the annual arrival of homemade holiday cookies delivered by a family friend. I bet if she realized how deprived we were of sparkly holiday treats she might have added a few more cookies to the adorably festive indescribably little box. If I was lucky enough to answer the door, it meant…
  • Chocolate Mini Peppermint Crunch Cupcakes

    GlutenFreeCanteen
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    One-bite little chocolate peppermint cupcake treats are perfect for any holiday event.  Everyone appreciates simplicity this time of year. These little cupcakes take no time at all to bake plus they transport easily. Because the frosting is placed like a little hat on top of the cupcake there is almost no way for it to get smooshed during travel. They’ll arrive looking festively dressed unlike the way I look when I have to travel and look festive. Look for festive mini cupcake wrappers (grease proof, preferred). I’ve seen them in many groceries and even Target. You can find…
  • Cheese Blintzes with Cherry Topping

    GlutenFreeCanteen
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:05 am
    So I ask, what’s a Hanukkah celebration without a blintz? Aside from the customary latke, a nice cheese blintz topped with cherry preserves is a great way to make your Hanukkah crowd happy. The blintzes can even be made ahead, ready to heat in the oven or saute in a fry pan right before serving. The topping can also be made ahead – just reheat in a microwave to take the chill off and serve. Farmer’s cheese is a great choice for the filling because it mixes well with ricotta. But if you can’t locate it, use the best small curd cottage cheese you can find and be aware…
  • Hazelnut Chocolate Chunk Biscotti

    GlutenFreeCanteen
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:08 am
    When I used to shop at Costco because we had bottomless pit teenagers eating at home – I would buy a trashcan sized container of biscotti knowing my kids hated the stuff and wouldn’t touch it. It kept forever and I loved eating biscotti with coffee or tea and there’s something about an endless stash of the stuff – that I knew would always be around. The very hungry teenagers ate everything else in the house that remotely looked like food but they thought biscotti was disgusting.  I think one of them referred to it as zwieback for the elderly. And now, years later,…
  • Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Cupcake Bites

    GlutenFreeCanteen
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    There’s really only one time of year where peppermint everything reigns and it follows the season of all things pumpkin. These little vanilla cupcakes are infused with peppermint flavor and topped with a dark chocolate ganache. Plus they’ve got a little extra peppermint in the tiny dab of frosting on top so it’s a peppermint festival in a cupcake bite. Shiny ganache is one of those things that make people think you spent all day baking. Chocolate ganache has even been known to make some people just ever so slightly giddy (or drool). It’s a winner because no one (and…
 
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    TheFamilyFeed

  • Paddock Sour Cream Coffee Cake

    thefamilyfeed
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    I love family recipes, mainly because someone in the family emails them to us and I can copy and paste them into a post.  As an added bonus, Angie did […]
  • Sam’s Wedding Cake-8 Layer-Two Tiered Rustic Sponge with Stabilized Whipped Cream and Raspberry

    thefamilyfeed
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    We’re less than a year away from Sam and Alex’s wedding, which means I needed to practice stacking a whole lot of moist (floppy) chocolate sponge cake on top of […]
  • Lemon Shaker Pie

    thefamilyfeed
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    I wonder what I’d be without a family?  The original plan, he thinks, gazing through the foggy lens of a seventeen-year-old boy in the 80’s, was to occupy a single […]
  • Caramel Hazelnut Tart

    thefamilyfeed
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:22 pm
    This blog exists so that our kids can feed themselves and have a reference point for the food they grew up with and enjoyed while they were living with us. […]
  • Rustic Peanut Butter Bar S’Mores

    thefamilyfeed
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
      Summer used to be a million days long, with bike rides, skinned knees, kick ball games and cool nights when our parents were out and we sat on the […]
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    The Cake Lovers

  • Cornucopia Cake

    angelinaly96
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Classic 2 tier yellow cake frosted in vanilla icing with fondant cornucopia filled with fondant pumpkins, squash, apples and corn, and accented with orange fondant bow and yellow, red, and green leaves. Made it for... The post Cornucopia Cake appeared first on The Cake Lovers.
  • Romantic clock cake

    kildiko22
    29 Nov 2014 | 2:06 am
    http://www.facebook.com/sugarfantasie http://www.sugarfantasie.blogspot.sk   The post Romantic clock cake appeared first on The Cake Lovers.
  • born to shop

    jingjing
    29 Nov 2014 | 1:37 am
    this is a tall 6inch cake for a good friend of mine. of course, she loves shopping, I feel like I should make some famous Logos on these bags. The post born to shop appeared first on The Cake Lovers.
  • Mini mouse cake

    jingjing
    29 Nov 2014 | 1:33 am
    its 8inch square cake for a girl’s 4 year old birthday, she loves mini mouse. The post Mini mouse cake appeared first on The Cake Lovers.
  • Christmas reindeer

    docsugarparty
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:34 pm
    A cute Christmas Reindeer , as cake christmas topper The post Christmas reindeer appeared first on The Cake Lovers.
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    Blog

  • 7 Beautiful & Delicious Christmas Cake Recipes

    optima
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:19 am
    Posted:  Friday, December 19, 2014 - 9:15am Cake and Christmas go together like pie filling and pie. These delicious recipes will be perfect for your Christmas parties and nights at home with the family. Share these recipes with your friends and enjoy the variety of flavors and tastes you can play with! From peppermint to eggnog, cakes can vary so much that you’ll have trouble picking your favorite.
  • 15 Delicious and Beautiful Christmas Cookie Recipes

    optima
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Posted:  Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 5:30pm Santa isn’t the only one that gets to eat cookies on Christmas. Make yourself, your family, and your friends a delicious treat this holiday season from this selection of amazing Christmas cookie recipes we found around the web!
  • Our 8 Favorite Hanukkah Desserts!

    optima
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:02 am
    Posted:  Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 12:00pm No matter which way you spell it (Channukah, Chanukah, Hannukah, etc.) we’re spinning the dreidel for a few new delicious dessert recipes this year just in time for Hannukah.With a recipe for each night, you’ll be sure to bake up something delicious for the entire family. Make sure to stock up on some oil! Most traditional Hannukah desserts start with oil in order to fry up something delicious. Sufganiyah, or jelly-filled donuts are a delicious way to celebrate the Festival of Lights but that’s not all you can make. If frying isn’t…
  • A Quick and Easy Pignoli Recipe!

    optima
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am
    Posted:  Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:15am As the country gears up for another winter of delicious sweet treats, we wanted to share with Solo fans a great recipe alternative to the generic sugar cookie that always seems to float around dessert table at holiday parties. Instead, spice up the dessert tray with an Italian twist on dessert with these sweet and nutty Pignoli Cookies.
  • 5 Desserts You Absolutely Must Make For Thanksgiving This Year

    optima
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:32 am
    Posted:  Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:45am Thanksgiving can be a five day celebration right? If “Black Friday” can now include Thursday, I think we can stretch a holiday weekend out a bit when it comes to something as important as dessert.We’ve scoured the internet this year and found the five most amazing Thanksgiving dessert recipes to bake for the holiday weekend. Hope you, your friends, and your family are hungry!
 
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    Cakeyboi

  • Cakeyboi and the Chocolate Factory

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    ‘I got a golden ticket!’ sang Charlie Bucket once upon a time and to be honest I felt as if I had found such a prize in a bar of chocolate after finding out I was going on a tour of the Thorntons Factory.You know Thorntons, providing us with chocolate heaven since way back in 1911. They opened their first store in Sheffield that year and haven’t looked back since. Their shops and cafes are now a familiar sight on our high streets.A few of we food bloggers actually got ‘golden tickets’ and the gathering consisted of myself, my friend Jac from ‘Tinned Tomatoes’ (who invited me…
  • 12 of the Best - 2014

    20 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    It’s almost that time of year where we get ‘round ups’, 'the best of 2014', 'my favourites', that sort of thing. So, I am jumping on the bandwagon a bit early to bring you some of your (and my) favourite bakes and makes of the year from Cakeyboi. To start off the year, in January Cakeyboi went a bit healthier and made some sugar-free, low-fat recipes. This recipe for sugar-free cherry lemonade striped jelly was so popular it ended up featuring in a magazine. Made from Diet Cherryade and 7up it was perfect for those post-Christmas diets.February wasn’t quite so virtuous. In fact…
  • White Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Peppermint Frosting

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Remember I told you I love white chocolate and peppermint together and how Christmassy I think it is? Well, I’m using the combo again! But these cupcakes are so nice, I know you won’t mind.The cupcakes in the recipe are made using melted white chocolate and have a lot of vanilla extract, which brings out the flavour even more. And as for the topping, it’s a peppermint flavoured buttercream. And to add a little bit of kick I’ve sprinkled on some sea salt. I tried peppermint and salt together recently and it was lovely. Because the cupcakes are sweet, the salt also helps to temper that…
  • Win a Baking Substitutions Tea Towel

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:38 pm
    It’s another festive giveaway here on Cakeyboi. I love to have a few over the Christmas period as a thank you to all my lovely readers.This one comes courtesy of Funky Food Gifts whom I stumbled upon on Twitter.They are an online boutique who showcase innovative and unique food themed gifts. They work with businesses helping to share innovative products with foodies. A great place for anyone who is struggling with what to get loved ones.Take a look at their wares. They cater for art lovers, book lovers, home bakers, tea lovers, chocoholics, you name it. I particularly love their…
  • Mince Pie and Custard Bars

    15 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    I never used to like mince pies you know. As with a lot of Christmas sweet treats, they were full of dried fruit such as sultanas, currants, raisins and other things which my palate didn’t really take to.But as I got older, I got braver and I started to not mind dried fruits quite so much. Now, I still wouldn’t go near a Christmas pudding, but I do quite like a mince pie with its warming, slightly spicy filling.So this year I decided to bake something with mincemeat in it.  I didn’t quite go the whole hog and make my own mincemeat, but if you are so inclined my good friend Kevin at…
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    Bakingtuts

  • Parisian Ring With Raspberry Cream Cheese

    Admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:20 am
    Parisian Ring With Raspberry Cream Cheese SERVES 12 To produce an accurate ring shape, a border can be drawn on greaseproof paper. Pipe the dough from a piping bag between the drawn lines. Preparation and cooking time: 1 hour 5 minutes Kcal per potion: 175 P = 4g, F = 9g, C = 19g. Ingredients for dough 220ml/ 7 fl oz water Pinch of salt 1/2 tsp grated orange rind 50g/2 oz butter 145g/5oz plain flour 2 eggs Knob of butter for the tin Ingredients for Filling 100ml/4 fl oz cream cheese 60g/2oz sugar When the ring is cool slice it in half horizontally. 300g/10oz raspberries (fresh or deep frozen)…
  • COVERED PEAR FLAN

    Admin
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    COVERED PEAR FLAN Serves 12  $$ Preparation and cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes Kcal per portion: 295 P = 4, F = 17g, C = 29 Ingredients 300g/10oz plain flour Arrange the pears in a ring on the pastry base in the ovenproof dish. 165g/6oz butter 1/2 tsp salt 160ml/5 fl oz water about 1kg/2 lbs pears (may be canned) 3tbsps sugar 3tbsps lemon juice Freshly ground black pepper 4tbsps pear brandy butter for the tin 1 egg white 1 egg yolk 120ml/5 fl oz cream Method 1. For the pastry, sift the flour onto a pastry board and flake 150g/5oz chilled butter over it. Rub together to the consistency of…
  • BADEN APPLE CAKE

    Admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:41 pm
    BADEN APPLE CAKE SERVES 12  $$ Combination MW Preparation and cooking time: 1 hour kcal per protion: 470 P=7g, F=31g, C=41g INGREDIENTS 500g/11b 2oz well flavored apples (e.g Bramleys) juice of lemon 200g/7oz butter or margarine 200g/7oz sugar 5 eggs, separated Grate The peeled apples coarsely and pour lemon juice over them. 200g/7oz plain flour 2 tsps baking powder 50g/2oz chopped walnuts 50g/2oz grated chocolate fat or oil for the mould TOPPING 250ml/ 9fl oz cream 50g/2oz flaked chocalate 1 small, rosy apple METHOD 1. Peel the apples, grate coarsely and sprinkle at once with lemon juice.
  • REDCURRANT CHEESECAKE

    Admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    REDCURRANT CHEESECAKE Put the crackers in a bag and crust them with a rolling pin. Serves 12 preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes Cooling time: 4 hours Kcal per portion: 270 P = 13g, F = 12g, C = 27g INGREDIENTS 100g/4oz salted crackers 2 tbsps ground walnuts 4 tbsps red currant jam 1 knob of butter 500g/1lb 2oz redcurrants 6 sheets of gelatine or 2 tbsps powdered gelatine 4 egg yolks Mix the crushed crackers with the walnuts and jam 150g/5oz sugar 700g/1lb 9oz cream cheese 6 tbsps lemon juice 4 egg whites 1 tsp salt Method 1. Crumble the crackers and mix them with the nuts and jam. 2.
  • COCOA MOON

    Admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    Before we get started it’s important that you know how to make BASIC RECIPE FOR SHORTCRUST BISCUITS. If you haven’t read this post, I encourage you to go checkout our step-by-step tutorial for shortcrust biscuit recipe with pictures. After you’ve done that, you can move on. Shortcrust is deal for making biscuits. The process is quite easy and always follows the same method. Just roll the pastry out thinly, cut into the chosen shapes and cover or decorate either before or after baking depending on the type of biscuit. You can turn shortcrust into many different biscuits which are…
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