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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Homemade Irish Cream Truffles

Homemade Irish Cream Truffles

Irish cream is one of my favorite liqueurs. In fact, I have even been known to make my own Homemade Irish Cream around St Patrick’s Day. The sweet, creamy liqueur has a hints of chocolate, coffee and vanilla in it – along with a generous amount of Irish whiskey – and it is an excellent flavoring for coffee drinks and baked goods, pairing particularly well ... Read More »

Irish Coffee Iced Cream

Irish Coffee Iced Cream

Irish Coffee is a delicious hot coffee drink made with coffee (of course), Irish whiskey and brown sugar, which is topped with whipped cream before serving. It is said to have been invented at San Francisco‚Äôs Buena Vista Cafe, which is still serving them up to those very day. This Irish Coffee Iced Cream is inspired by the classic coffee drink, and this cool version ... Read More »

Crepes: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes

Crepes: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes

Crepes are light, delicate pancakes that are delicious just about any way you make them. Unlike some other types of pancakes, they are extremely versatile and can be made in both sweet and savory variations. In Crepes: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for some of the amazing ways that you can enjoy crepes. The book opens with a comprehensive introduction ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Make Grasshoppers for St Patrick’s Day

How to Make Grasshopper Cocktails for St Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday when it comes to food and drinks. I often celebrate by baking up some Irish soda bread or an Irish-stout beer infused Guinness chocolate cake, but I can’t let the day go by without enjoying a few green treats, as well – and I’m not talking about salad! Over at the Craftsy blog, I’m sharing my recipe (it’s ... Read More »

Cherry and Pistachio Irish Soda Bread

Cherry and Pistachio Irish Soda Bread

Irish soda breads are wonderful loafs that everyone should make at least a few times in their lives. The quick breads require no yeast and are instead leavened only with baking soda. The use of a chemical leavener in this loaf means that there is no rising time and minimal mixing to do before you can put your bread in the oven, even though you ... Read More »

I Eight Sum Pi Dish

I Eight Sum Pi Dish

One common complaint about baking is that you have to do a lot of measuring to ensure that your recipes turn out perfectly. I have never personally found this to be a problem, but then again I was a bit of a math geek back in school. The fact that I always had a soft spot for math class is probably why I also have ... Read More »

Bites from other Blogs

Bites from other Blogs

I’ve been on a big cookie kick lately, so it should be no surprise that cookies are what caught my eye this week as I looked around for delicious recipes on other food blogs. If you’re looking for a little weekend baking, these options are fantastic! Coffee and cookies are always a good combination, and Fresh April Flours‘ Cappuccino Cookies bring the two together. The ... Read More »

Almond Coffee Shortbread

Almond Coffee Cinnamon Shortbread

Shortbread cookies are one of my favorite coffee pairings. The buttery cookies are a good match for just about all kinds of coffee, whether you prefer a light, citrusy roast or a dark chocolaty one. Most of the time – at coffee shops, in particular – plain shortbread cookies are the only kind that is available. When I worked on this recipe for Almond Coffee ... Read More »

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