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Thin, crispy and buttery, Flo Braker’s Pain d’Amande Cookies are simple, yet delicious. She generously shared the recipe with David Lebovitz, along with some great commentary on how the final version of the recipe was developed. The cookies specifically call for using a large crystal sugar, like raw sugar or turbinado sugar – because the sugar crystals add to the overall texture and crunch of ... Read More »

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Chocolate isn’t the only filling that can end up inside of a croissant. Picky Cook made Lemon Brioche Rolls, which are a variation on a croissant theme. The rich dough isn’t as flaky as the dough you might usually associate with a croissant, but it suits the lemon curd filling because it holds it in nicely, and the overall shape of the roll is the ... Read More »

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Carrot cake is a surprisingly versatile cake. The flavor profile is great and translates well into cookies and other desserts. 101 Cookbooks recently made a carrot cake spinoff in the form of Carrot Oatmeal Cookies. Heidi’s cookies are vegan – so they don’t use butter or eggs – and use maple syrup instead of sugar as a sweetener. She says they taste like a cross ... Read More »

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If you’re looking for a new Easter tradition to add to your menu this year, you might try the Swiss Rice Tart at Rosa’s Yummy Yums. As you might expect from the name, this dish is popular in Switzerland and consists of a rice and almond custard baked in a tart shell. It’s a bit like baked rice pudding, except that the rice is pureed ... Read More »

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St Patrick’s Day was yesterday, but you don’t need to wait for a holiday for an excuse to try Andrea’s Recipes‘s Guinness Gingerbread. The dark, chocolaty flavor of the stout beer adds a lot of depth to the other flavors in the gingerbread, which include cocoa power, ginger, cinnamon and pepper, as well as molasses and brown sugar. This is a great everyday cake that ... Read More »

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Root beer has a unique flavor that, surprisingly, works well in all kinds of different recipes. I’ve used it in Root Beer Brownies, barbecue sauce and, of course, root beer floats. Family Friendly Food used it in a tasty looking Root Beer Pound Cake. The fluffy chocolate cake uses two cups of root beer and even a little bit more in the frosting. Do yourself ... Read More »

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It looks like something straight out of a five-star restaurant, but Tartelette‘s White Chocolate, Vanilla Bean Cardamom Mousse and Raspberry Layers Recipe is really both a simple and elegant dessert. It starts off with a thin square of white chocolate, which is topped with puffs of mousse and fresh raspberries. Another layer of chocolate, followed by more mouse and berries, and a final chocolate square ... Read More »

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As a fan of coconut and lemon, the Coconut-Lemon Loaf with Coconut-Lemon Glaze from Noble Pig sounds extremely tempting. The quick bread is bursting with zesty flavor from lemon extract and fresh zest. Both are easy ways to boost the lemon flavor in a recipe, because where a bread might need quite a bit of lemon juice to really infuse the flavor, a small amount ... Read More »

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