Why Does My Cinnamon Swirl Bread Separate? | What Can I Do For You Wednesday

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Notice that bit of a gap in the slice at the bottom of the photo? I’ll tell you why I think that happened in a bit. Today’s question comes from Phyllis. I love to make cinnamon raisin bread. I normally roll out the dough and spread it with butter, cinnamon, sugar and raisins. Then I […]

Cornish Saffron Easter Bread | Communion Bread and #BreadBakers

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I have made Cornish Saffron Bread before. Last year, I made it in three different shapes and used eggs from our girls to decorate it. Why did I make it again? You guys know I make the Communion bread for Nadine’s church, right? Well, they only have Communion four times a year: the first Sunday […]

Gluten-Free Chocolate Orange Truffle Cake | Fundamental Friday: How to Cook Sugar

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How to Cook Sugar Sugar is such a versatile ingredient. Cream it with butter as a start to most American-style cakes and cupcakes. Add it to bread dough. Toss a small handful into your beef stew or tomato-based pasta sauce. Sugar has found a place in so many processed foods in part because it’s cheap […]

Chocolate Cake Fillings | What Can I Do For You Wednesday

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Hi all. Elise asks, What is the difference between chocolate truffle, ganache, and chocolate mousse cake fillings? How do I know which to choose for my cake? This is a great question, partly because it’s a question, and I love answering questions, but also partly because it illustrates an issue of semantics. And here we go. […]

Gluten-Free Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecakes

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake is one of my beloved childhood desserts. Mom could whip one up very simply.  Usually a two-egg yellow cake, but with pineapple juice in place of the milk in the recipe. A bed of brown sugar with rings of pineapple nestled in along with a neon red cherry in the center of each one. […]

Introducing the Bunny Hill Easter Cake

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I went through a phase where I wanted to decorate cakes perfectly. There is certainly still a time and a place for that sort of precision, but today is not one of those days. Today is the kind of day that you get in the kitchen with your kids to make a fun Easter centerpiece […]

Sweet and Spicy Pork Egg Rolls | Progressive Eats

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I missed last month’s Soup Extravaganza, and I was so sad. I had a plan and everything, but then I forgot that last February is really short and ended up on vacation the weekend I was supposed to be cooking and writing my post. Fortunately, the wonderful Heather from Girlichef jumped into my spot at […]

ClubsGalore Mother’s Day Gift Ideas | Brownie of the Month Club

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This is a sponsored post for ClubsGalore. I’m very happy to be working with them to tell you about their Mother’s Day promotion. I’m a member of a few groups that pair up brands with bloggers. If I see an opportunity that fits within my baking and cooking world and I know would be of interest […]

Short-Cut Desserts for Unexpected Company | What Can I Do For You Wednesday

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This week, Gwen poses a Scenario and asks for some ideas. I have a couple hours or unexpected guests are coming. What is a quick easy sweet something to make? I love this, because it means I get to put on my thinking cap and come up with some short cut desserts for unexpected company. […]

Biscoff Cookie Butter Cheesecake with Biscoff Ganache

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Any product links are affiliate links. Thank you for supporting what I do! I love cheesecake so much that I may have to start a cheesecake day on Ye Olde Blogge (and please weigh in on that if you would in the comments: yea or nay). I don’t even have to make a cheesecake for […]