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Vanilla Sugar Palmiers

vanillapalmiers

Palmiers are one of those pastries that you can make to impress people, though they are extremely easy to put together. They have just two ingredients: sugar and puff pastry (though, of course, puff pastry requires butter and flour). The finished cookies are so crispy that they almost melt in your mouth, leaving the delicious flavors of butter and caramelized sugar lingering on your tongue ... Read More »

Dessert Salts for Finishing Your Baked Goods

Dessert Salts for Finishing Your Baked Goods

Salt is an important ingredient in cooking and baking. It sets off other flavors and makes both savory and sweet foods seem more delicious. In cooking, salt is often used to finish a dish just before serving. In baking, salt is typically incorporated into a recipe before it goes into the oven and adds flavor, in addition to helping the ingredients to function properly (taming ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chocolate Lava Cake for Two

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chocolate Lava Cake for Two

Chocolate lava cake is one of the most decadent and most impressive desserts that you can make. The chocolate cake just barely holds together around a molten chocolate filling, giving the dessert two different textures, as well as a tremendous amount of chocolate flavor. Like chocolate souffles, chocolate lava cakes enjoy a reputation of being difficult to make and requiring a lot of last minute ... Read More »

Sweetheart Sour

Sweetheart Sour

My homemade Conversation Heart Rum is certainly a fun treat to make for your valentine, but once you have a batch on hand, you’re going to need some cocktail ideas to use it up. The flavored can be treated like any other flavored spirits, whether you typically use vodka or rum. It has a very pronounced flavor on its own and can add intensity to ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

Valentine’s Day is coming up and I like to bake treats, rather than buy them. I highly recommend my Red Velvet Rocky Road Cake, but I saw lots of delicious looking recipes out there this week that you can use as inspiration! Love they Larder‘s Chocolate and Raspberry Tart is as colorful as it is indulgent. The buttery crust is filled with an intense chocolate ... Read More »

Conversation Heart Rum

Conversation Heart Rum

I’ve made quite a few infused spirits for various holidays, including a clove-spiced vodka for Christmas and a Peep-infused Vodka for Easter. These spirits are fun to make and always make a gift or addition to a holiday celebration. For Valentine’s Day, I decided to use conversation hearts to make up a batch of Conversation Heart Rum! The rum is easy to make because the ... Read More »

Meyer Lemon Coconut Bread

Meyer Lemon Coconut Bread

The best cure for a cold winter day is baking something that uses a lot of fresh citrus. Citrus is in season during the winter and will always infuse a bit of bright spring sunshine into your kitchen. This Meyer Lemon Coconut Bread is a currently favorite of mine that is both delicious and easy to make – two attributes that I love to have in ... Read More »

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