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Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chocolate Coffee Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Chocolate Coffee Cake

Coffee cakes are one of my favorite things about brunch (though I will admit to enjoying leftover cupcakes from time to time with my coffee) and their crisp, streusel topping is one of their distinguishing characteristics. Coffee cakes occasionally include chocolate mix-ins, like chocolate chips, but they are rarely chocolate. My Chocolate Coffee Cake that is the ultimate brunch dish for coffee lovers and you ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Cream Horns

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Hot to Make Cream Horns

Have you ever had a cream horn? It’s a wonderful type of dessert made by wrapping strips of pastry around a conical tube and baking them so that they form a cone that can then be filled with whipped cream, fruit or anything else that you might be able to think of. The pastries make a wonderful presentation and aren’t quite as tricky to make ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: No Knead Hot Cross Buns

Baking Bites for Craftsy: No Knead Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are an Easter tradition for many. The yeasted, spiced buns are decorated with a little cross as a symbol of Easter, though I know more than a few friends who simply consider them to be a yummy part of spring. Over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!), I’m sharing a recipe for my Easy, No-Knead Hot Cross Buns that will make a ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Dark Chocolate Champagne Truffles

Dark Chocolate Champagne Truffles

Homemade truffles are the perfect treat when you need a little indulgence in your life and these┬áDark Chocolate Champagne Truffles are even more decadent than most. I’m sharing the recipe for these wonderful truffles over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!!) right now, so you can make them for yourself, for loved ones or as an alternative to more commercial Easter candies this year. The ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Step-by-Step Palmiers

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Step-by-Step Palmiers

Palmiers are one of the easiest pastries to make because they require just two ingredients: store-bought puff pastry and sugar. You can make puff pastry from scratch and end up with fantastic palmiers, but store bought pastries are consistent and convenient, so I usually reach for that. The trickiest part of making palmiers is shaping them, as you need to pack plenty of sugar between ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Green Velvet Bundt Cake

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Green Velvet Bundt Cake

The color green is closely associated with St Patrick’s Day and that makes it a great opportunity to play with food coloring and infuse some color into your desserts! Red velvet cake is one of the most colorful desserts out there and, this year, I started with that classic recipe as a base to create this Green Velvet Bundt Cake – and I’m sharing the ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Oreo Cupcakes

Baking Bites for Craftsy: How to Make Oreo Cupcakes

Anyone who has been reading Baking Bites for a while will know that I’m a big cookies n’ cream fan. Not only do I keep an eye out for all those limited edition Oreos, but I’ve been known to use both regular and limited edition cookies in everything from scones to cheesecakes. Cookies n’ cream cupcakes are another way to enjoy these classic black and ... Read More »

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cherry Almond Biscotti

Baking Bites for Craftsy: Cherry Almond Biscotti

Almost any cookie can be paired with coffee, but there is something about biscotti that is just a little bit better than most. It could be because the crisp, twice-baked cookies hold up to dipping, or that their long, thin shapes are ideal for nibbling on while you savor your drink. I’ve made them in a wide variety of different flavors and enjoy each and ... Read More »

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